This Friday indie legends the Pixies and Weezer will be making their rounds to Houston to perform at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. They are also throwing in English band the Wombats as direct support. This tour marks the first time the two headliners have been on the road together for a full-on run of shows.
Weezer has been keeping busy since the release of the critically acclaimed Blue Album back in 1994. Pacific Daydream was their most recent, their eleventh studio record. With love from the likes of the New York Times, NPR Music, and Q Magazine, Pacific Daydream has been described as a “brilliant addition to the band’s already much-loved discography.” In addition, they’ve also covered the ultra-mega hit — Toto’s magnum opus — “Africa.”
The Pixies are also up to stuff, the most recent album of theirs being 2016’s Head Carrier. Last time they were in town, Free Press Houston was fortunate enough to get in an interview with guitarist Joey Santiago, which can be found here.
For this tour, the band has announced that they will be doing over an hour of “anything they want.” It will be a mix of new and old, whatever feels right for them. They’ve been one of the most influential rock bands since their inception back in 1986 and have some of the catchiest songs. Even more than that, they’ve been consistent with realist high-quality music. They will be a set that cannot be missed.
The Wombats have also been at the game for awhile now, for over a decade-and-a-half at this point. They are touring on this year’s Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life.
Tickets for the show are still available here. The stacked show begins at 6:30pm.