With the release of a brand new track last week, the Pixies have announced that they will be heading out on a four-day UK and Ireland tour as part of their “massive world tour.”
If the first thought that came to you was “how are they going to pull this tour together since now they’re down a bassist?” (remember long-time bassist, Kim Deal left the band abruptly a few weeks back). Kim Shattuck, who’s previously played with The Muffs and The Pandoras has been asked to join the band taking over the vacant spot.
The new line-up will begin at Dublin’s Olympia on November 18, the head on over to Manchester Apollo on November 21, Glasgow’s Barrowland on November 22 and London’s Hammersmith Apollo on November 24.
These new additions bring the total of European tour dates to 17 which will begin on September 29 in Paris. On their website, it announces that the tour “will give them an opportunity to do something they haven’t been able to do in two decades: premiere brand new Pixies songs, the first collection of new material since 1991’s ‘Trompe le Monde.'”
“Along with everyone’s favourites, we’ll be playing songs that we haven’t played in ages or never played live before,” frontman Black Francis, said on the band’s website.
“Songs like ‘Brick Is Red,’ ‘Havalina,’ ‘Tony’s Theme’ and ‘The Sad Punk.’ We’ve probably rehearsed some 80 songs, so we’ll be able to change up the set at the last minute if we feel like it. We’re all really looking forward to this tour.”