Pixies cancel US tour due to COVID-19: “This is the right decision for our fans and crew members’ safety”

The band were due to hit the road next month

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Pixies have cancelled their upcoming US tour, citing a “surge” in COVID-19 cases as the reason for the dates being scrapped.

The band were due to hit the road in September for an 11-show run of gigs including two stops with Nine Inch Nails.

On August 23, the band tweeted that the tour will no longer go ahead. “Regretfully, we announce today that we are cancelling our 11-date US September run,” they said in a statement.

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“We have determined that with the current surge in COVID cases – made worse by the Delta variant – that this is the right decision for our fans and crew members’ safety, as well as our own.”

They concluded the statement by noting that refunds would be available from the point of purchase, adding: “We ask that our fans stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you all soon.”

The dates affected are as follows:

September 2021

10 – Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theatre
11 – Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
13 – Louisville, KY, Paristown Hall
14 – Fort Wayne, IN, Foellinger Theatre
16 – Omaha, NE, Waiting Room
17 – Chesterfield, MO, Factory
18 – Milwaukee, WI, Summerfest
19 – Chicago, IL, Riot Fest
21 – Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion
23 – Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion
26 – Tulsa, OK, Cain’s Ballroom

Both of Pixies’ Cleveland shows were with Nine Inch Nails who also scrapped their touring plans for 2021 last week (August 19). “When originally planned, these shows were intended to be a cathartic and celebratory return to live music,” the Trent Reznor-led band said in a statement.

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“However, with each passing day it’s becoming more apparent we’re not at that place yet. We are sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment and look forward to seeing you again when the time is right.”

Originally published on NME
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