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Friday October 15, 2010

The Pixies Join Rage Against The Machine, in Celebrating the Rescue of the Miners (BILINGUAL)

It was five past ten PM in Santiago de Chile, and the whole nation was in a mood that locals described as “people going crazy, honking in the streets, as if Chile had won the World Cup, or something” when Black Francis, leader and guitar player of The Pixies walked on the stage of O’Higgins Park and before even greeting the audience blurbed in Spanish “I believe we have great reasons to celebrate” and this is why “we will perform 33 songs,” one for each miner, their longest set ever.

What followed was not only a display of kindness from the band towards a whole nation, but also towards their fans. The band played the 33 songs they promised, and then came back to play “Where is my Mind” and “Gigantic” as an encore, for the thousands of Pixies lovers in the audience.

In a press release, following the show, frontman Black Francis said, “We were so moved by this story, by how many lives had been affected by this, and how the Chilean people banded together to support what can only be described as a miracle. We wanted to do something to show how affected we were by this, so we played a special set at tonight’s show, 33 songs for the 33 miners, the longest set we’ve ever played as a band. We found out five minutes before we went on stage that all of the miners had safely reached the surface. This was definitely one of the most meaningful show we’ve ever played.”

Cecilia Ann

Rock Music

Bone Machine

Crackity Jones

River Euphrates


Wave of Mutilation

Monkey Gone to Heaven

I Bleed



Broken Face

Something Against You

Isla de Encanta


Sad Punk


Gouge Away

Is She Weird


U Mass

Break My Body


Dig for Fire


Ed Is Dead

Mr. Grieves

Winterlong (Neil Young cover)

Here Comes Your Man

Head On (Jesus and Mary Chain cover)

Holiday Song



Where Is My Mind



En Español

The Pixies Join Fellow Rockers Rage Against The Machine, in Celebrating the Rescue of the Miners

Eran cinco pasadas las diez de la noche del Miércoles en Santiago de Chile, y toda la nación estaba en júbilo, en un estado que locales describieron como “una locura, gente pitando en las calles como si hubiésemos ganso el mundial!” cuando Black Francis, líder y guitarrista de la agrupación de Boston The Pixies, se tomó la tarima del Parque O’Higgins y aún antes de saludar a la audiencia dijo: “Yo creo que tenemos una razón bien grande para celebrar, entonces vamos a tocar 33 canciones esta noche para ustedes,” el concierto mas largo que la banda ha tocado en su carrera de amplia trayectoria.

Los Pixies no solo tocaron una canción por cada minero, sino que además al finalizar el concierto, tocaron “Where is my Mind” y “Gigantic” como un regalo a la audiencia.

En una rueda de prensa tras el concierto, el vocalista Black Francis dijo en nombre de toda la banda, haberse sentido conmovido por las historias de los mineros, y por como todo el pueblo Chileno se unió en su rescate. “Queríamos hacer algo para mostrar cuan profundamente nos ha afectado ver estas cosas desde acá, Chile, así que decidimos hacer algo especial en el concierto de esta noche,” un concierto espectacular que cierra el Maquinaria Festival, en la ciudad de Santiago. “Este es definitivamente, el show mas especial que hemos tocado” Dijo Francis.


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