“Pixies played a special gig yesterday (October 13) to celebrate the rescue of the 33 trapped miners in Chile.
The group performed their longest ever set at the Teatro La Cúpula in Santiago, playing a song for each of the miners who have spent 69 days trapped underground, plus a two song encore.
“We were so moved by this story,” frontman Black Francis said in a statement. “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,” Francis continued. “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…”