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Pixies Honor Rescued Miners With “33 Songs For 33 Chilean Miners”

October 14, 2010 by  
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October 13 the Pixies played their first-ever headline show in Chile at the Teatro La Cupula in Santiago.  The band’s scheduled performance happened to fall on the very night that the 33 miners were dramatically rescued from 69 unimaginable days trapped 2000 feet below the surface of the earth.

“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.”

Black Francis introduced the set, saying that while he doesn’t speak much Spanish, the band knows that this was a special day in Chile and a time for real celebration.  A short video clip of that introduction can be accessed here.

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
Debaser
Wave of Mutilation
Monkey Gone to Heaven
I Bleed
Caribou
Cactus
Broken Face
Something Against You
Isla de Encanta
Tame
Sad Punk
Hey
#13 Baby
Gouge Away
Is She Weird
Dead
U Mass
Break My Body
Velouria
Dig For Fire
Allison
Ed is Dead
Mr. Grieves
Winter Long
Here Comes Your Man
Head On
Holiday Song
Vamos

ENCORE:
Where Is My MindGigantic

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