Even the Pixies Celebrate the Rescue of the Chilean Miners

Even the Pixies Celebrate the Rescue of the Chilean Miners
Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly

​The Pixies headlined their first-ever show in Santiago, Chile last night--the same day that 33 miners were rescued from 69 days of being trapped 2000 feet below ground.

Lead singer Black Francis said they were so moved by the story, they wanted to do something to say how much the band was affected by the events in Chile. 

"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." (What, no Oakleys?)

Black Francis added, "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."

Despite the "Estaba pensando sobre viviendo con mi sister en New Jersey, Ella me dijo que es una vida buena alla, Bien rica bien chevere, Y voy!  Puñeta!" from the song "Vamos," Black Francis says he doesn't speak much Spanish. Here's a clip of the introduction to the band's set.

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

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 


#13 Baby 

Gouge Away 

Is She Weird 


U Mass 

Break My Body 


Dig For Fire 


Ed is Dead 

Mr. Grieves 


Here Comes Your Man 

Head On 

Holiday Song 


Where Is My Mind

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