When the pandemic suddenly hit in 2020, the legendary PIXIES reluctantly cancelled their Australian tour but not after playing two shows at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda.
True to their word, two years later, the band have returned back to Australia to resume their Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa tour. They played two SOLD OUT shows at the Forum Theatre in the beating heart of Melbourne Rock Central.
On the first night, it just happened to be drummer David Lovering's 60th Birthday. Don't expect any communal Happy Birthday singing at a Pixies gig. There was no stage banter at all. Just straight up, heads down, indie music bliss, deliveried at a exciting fever pitch.
Not only did we get to hear classic songs from their first EP and debut album but also four new songs from their latest album, Doggerel. Including this song, Vault Of Heaven.
For some extra sugar, we also got to hear some greatest hits and some unexpected deep cuts like a cover of Neil Young's Winterlong.
PIXIES SET LIST @ FORUM THEATRE (6th Dec 2022)
Wave Of Mutilation
Head On (The Jesus and Mary Chain cover)
Monkey Gone To Heaven
Motorway To Roswell
Who's More Sorry Now?
There's A Moon On
The Lord Has Come Back Today
Vault Of Heaven
Here Comes Your Man
Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
Winterlong (Neil Young cover)
Planet Of Sound
Photography by CarbieWarbie