This year marks the 30th anniversary of Surfer Rosa, the seminal debut album from the Pixies. To commemorate the occasion, the alt-rockers and label 4AD have announced three special edition box sets featuring the original 1988 LP alongside their eight-track, 1987 mini-album, Come On Pilgrim, which was recorded during the band’s first-ever studio session.
Beginning September 28th, fans can pick up a three-CD box set and/or a standard edition three-LP box set on gold vinyl that includes a soft-back booklet. A deluxe edition three-LP box set on clear vinyl with a hard-back book will be available in November. Each release also comes packaged with Live From the Fallout Shelter, a live session that originally aired in 1986 on WJUL-FM in Lowell, Massachusetts.
(Read: How Pixies’ Surfer Rosa Rode a Wave That Changed Alternative Rock Forever)
Longtime Pixies collaborator Vaughan Oliver returns as the designer, reimagining his original artwork three decades later.
For more information on the releases, including pre-order details, head here.
To coincide with this anniversary release, Pixies are set to play Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa in full at a series of concerts at London’s Roundhouse venue this fall. These dates follow their current North American tour with Weezer. Grab tickets here.
Pixies 2018 Tour Dates:
08/01 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre $
08/03 – Bonner, MT @ Kettlehouse Amphitheater
08/04 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre $
08/05 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
08/07 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre $
08/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum $
08/10 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
08/11 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre $
08/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion $
10/30 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
10/31 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
11/01 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
11/02 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
11/03 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
$ = w/ Weezer