Pixies Honor Rescued Miners With “33 Songs For 33 Chilean Miners”
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:
Wave of Mutilation
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Something Against You
Isla de Encanta
Is She Weird
Break My Body
Dig For Fire
Ed is Dead
Here Comes Your Man
Where Is My MindGigantic