Pixies To Play First Concert In Israel This Summer

(Tel Aviv) -- The Pixies are set to give their Israeli debut another try. According to "Haaretz," the band will play their first gig in the country this coming summer as part of an as-yet-unnamed festival that will also feature Soundgarden. The Pixies were supposed to take the stage in Israel back in 2010, but canceled the performance at the last minute following a fatal clash between the Israeli navy and Turkish peace activists headed to Gaza. At the time, the band said they could only hope for "better days" when they could finally take a long-awaited trip to Israel. The festival is scheduled to take place on June 17th and 18th, while the Pixies plan to kick off a North American tour on January 15th in Toronto.