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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pixies play 33 songs for the 33 Chilean miners

Posted By on Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Everything about this makes me love the Pixies more than I already do. Last night, the Pixies played Santiago, Chile, the same night the miners trapped for 69 days were rescued. To honor them, they played 33 freaking songs in one set. Here's what Frank Black had to say via a written statement:

"We were so moved by this story," said Pixies' Black Francis, "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."

Here's a link to the video of Black/Francis's brief introduction, in Spanish, to the Santiago show:

The Pixies' special 33 Songs for 33 Miners set (plus two encore songs) consisted of:

Cecilia Ann

Rock Muswic

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


#13 Baby

Gouge Away

Is She Weird


U Mass

Break My Body


Dig For Fire


Ed is Dead

Mr. Grieves

Winter Long

Here Comes Your Man

Head On

Holiday Song



Where Is My Mind



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