The Breeders, touring with the lineup responsible for the hit 1993 album “Last Splash,” will perform Oct. 19 at the Fillmore Miami Beach.
Tickets for alt-rock band’s first South Florida concert in five years will cost $31.50-$35 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, via LiveNation.com, the Fillmore box office and charge-by-phone (800-745-3000), with special reserve seats available for $45.
The Breeders — ex-Pixies singer-bassist Kim Deal, along with twin sister Kelley, bassist Josephine Wiggs and drummer Jim Macpherson — are touring behind the band’s fifth studio album, “All Nerve,” which Kim Deal describes tersely, in an April interview with the New York Times, as “Guitar rock. With drums.”
Of course, “All Nerve,” released in March, is more than that, combining Deal’s signature nicotine-washed vocals and muscular songwriting with the surfy, offhand energy of the Breeders’ “Last Splash” heyday.
It’s also a showcase for a band that has come to reconcile with its past. Not long after “Last Splash” went platinum thanks to its MTV-friendly hit “Cannonball,” the Breeders opened for the likes of Nirvana, including one show at Miami’s Bayfront Park on Nov. 27, 1993. With the sisters' well-documented substance-abuse issues and band infighting, the group went on hiatus, although Deal continued to revive the band with new rhythm sections. The “Last Splash” Breeders reunited in 2013, reluctantly coming together for a tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album, and spent the past few years recording “All Nerve.” (They performed in October 2013 at late Miami venue Grand Central.)