With hundreds of mind-blowing shows under their belts going back to the '80s, Pixies remain an unstoppable force of alt rock. From Black Francis' shrieking vocals to Joey Santiago's angular ferocity on the guitar, the sonic greatness of their performances have made the chance to see them live one of indie rock's holiest grails. Formed outside of Boston in 1986, Pixies consists of founders Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering. In their early years, the band pretty much changed the '90s alt-rock game with their idiosyncratic sound, a unique blend of indie rock, psychedelia, noise, and surf rock. Come on Pilgrim (1987) and Surfer Rosa (1988) remain among the most seminal indie rock albums of all time, elevating the band to near-mythic status for fans of the genre. After an 11-year hiatus, the band reformed stronger than ever in 2004, headlining Coachella and embarking on a sold-out world tour. With Indie Cindy, the band's first new full-length since 1991's Trompe Le Monde, hitting shelves at the end of April, Pixies can expect another year of sold-out world tours and profound international success. With special guest, British rock duo, Royal Blood.