It has just been announced that the Pixies are playing their only headline Irish date next summer as part of Live at the Marquee Cork.

The renowned rock band, who recently completed the first leg of their global tour, will perform at Live at the Marquee Cork on June 30 2014. 

The band formed in Boston in 1986 and went on to become pioneers in the field of alternative rock music. They released a series of acclaimed albums, including the classics Surfer Rosa in 1988 and Doolittle in 1989, before disbanding in 1993.

They launched their reunion tour in 2004, when virtually every date sold out within minutes.

Tickets for the Pixies, Live at the Marquee Cork go on sale this Friday, December 13, at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online.