Pixies

13 Sep 2019

In tandem with a brand-new studio album slated to hit the streets this Fall, Pixies - Black Francis/rhythm guitar & vocals, Joey Santiago/guitars, David Lovering/drums, and Paz Lenchantin/bass - will kick off its 2019-2020 World Tour on September 13 at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. 

As has been Pixies’ long-time custom to thwart ticket scalping and put face-value tickets directly into the hands of their fans, the band will be implementing as much anti-scalping and anti-secondary resale measures as possible. Ticket purchases will be limited to four tickets, and the buyer's name will be attached to those tickets. Pixies want to caution their fans that if a ticket is being sold for more than its face value, or if a ticket is found to be on sale anywhere other than www.pixiesmusic.com or links designated on the band’s website, it will be invalid, at risk of being canceled, and will be resold to a fan at the correct price. For those fans who purchase tickets and are then unable to attend, they can resell their tickets at face value only via Twickets, the fan-to-fan secure ticket trading platform. Fans are asked to be sure and read the Terms and Conditions posted at the point of sale before making their purchase.

Pixies’ shows are simultaneously electrifying and lo-fi with focus on the music and almost no between-song banter. The band will rehearse and be prepared to play some 90 songs from all points of its career as well as introducing songs from the new album. And, as there is no nightly set list, the songs that are performed at every show are determined mere seconds in advance. From a live onstage mic that feeds only to the band members, sound engineer and lighting director, Black Francis calls out what the next song will be. Explained David Lovering on the nightly customization of the sets, "The best is when you can sense what the next song should be based on the atmosphere in the room. That's really, ultimately what we're going for, to read the room and to be able to make the right choice.”

L2 Restaurant & Bar Ticket Upgrade 
Upgrade your purchased ticket to include two courses in our L2 Restaurant & Bar for just £25pp on top of your ticket (includes booking fee). Your L2 upgrade also includes early entry into the venue, cloakroom facility and L2 bar access during the show. See an example of the Restaurant's menu. Call 029 2022 4488 to book.

THIS IS AN UPGRADE. A SEPARATE MAIN SHOW TICKET IS STILL REQUIRED.

Or

Pre-Show Bar Upgrade
Upgrade your purchased ticket for exclusive access to our bar, Exit 7 for the ultimate pre-gig party – with a DJ set from 5pm. For just £8*, your upgrade includes queue jump, use of an exclusive entrance and 10% off pre-show drinks**! Call 029 2022 4488 to book or click on the link to the right.

THIS IS AN UPGRADE. A SEPARATE MAIN SHOW TICKET IS STILL REQUIRED.

*Booking fee may apply. **Offer does not apply to premium brand spirits and existing promotions. Offer ends at 6.30pm. Standard ticket T&Cs apply. Customers must have valid show entry ticket.

On sale Friday 5 April, 10am. 

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Getting Here

We're based in the heart of Cardiff. For your sat nav our postcode is: CF10 2EQ

By Road

From the west: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 33 A4232.
From the east: Leave the M4 motorway at Junction 29.

By Rail

On the Main South Wales to London railway line - alight at Cardiff Central Station. From the Valleys, alight at Cardiff Queen Street Station. The Arena is just a few minutes walk from both stations.

By Bus

Head to the centre of Cardiff. Motorpoint Arena is just a few minutes walk from Cardiff Central train station.

By air

Cardiff International Airport is only 30mins drive from the city centre.

Take a look at the map on Getting Here for more directions.

Parking

We don't have the room for parking onsite for our audiences, but we are surrounded by plenty of multi-storey car parks.

For your sat navs our postcode is CF10 2EQ.

Rapports NCP Open Air Car Park and St David’s are open 24 hours, and are walking distance to the Arena.

See more on Parking

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