Band Will Debut Brand New Pixies Material
LOS ANGELES, CA – July 1, 2013 — Armed with “Bagboy,” the band’s first new song in nine years, the Pixies will launch the first leg of what will be a massive global tour on September 29 in Paris, France. This will kick off the first tour the Pixies have done in nearly two years, and 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. Log onto pixiesmusic.com for complete on-sale dates and ticket purchasing information.
For this tour, which will feature a brand new stage set and production, the Pixies – Black Francis – guitar/vocals, Joey Santiago – guitars/backing vocals, and David Lovering – drums/backing vocals – will be joined by bassist Kim Shattuck. Shattuck played bass for the all-girl L.A. garage rock band The Pandoras, and then was the guitarist for the pop punk band The Muffs. The four have been holed up in an L.A. rehearsal space getting ready to offer the most wide-ranging concert set-lists of Pixies music in the band’s career.
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“Along with everyone’s favorites, we’ll be playing songs that we haven’t played in ages or never played live before,” said Black Francis. “Songs like ‘Brick is Red,’ ‘Havalina,’ ‘Tony’s Theme.’ and ‘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.”
With more dates to be announced, follows is Leg One of the Pixies 2013-2014 global trek:
29 Olympia, Paris, France
2 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
5 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland
8 Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
10 Lucerna Music Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
1 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
2 Thonex, Geneva, Switzerland
4 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
7 La Riveria, Madrid, Spain
9 Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal
13 Falkoner, Copenhagen, Denmark
14 Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
15 Munchen Brewery, Stockholm, Sweden
18 Olympia, Dublin, Ireland
21 O2 Apollo, Manchester, England
22 Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland
24 Hammersmith Apollo, London, England
ABOUT THE PIXIES:
The Boston-formed Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock movement. Their five studio releases and initial six years together effectively blazed the path for groups like Nirvana, Radiohead and Pearl Jam to rise to superstardom. The Pixies disbanded in 1993 and launched their reunion tour in April, 2004 when virtually every, single date sold out within minutes and fans travelled hundreds of miles to attend a show. The Pixies shattered sales records around the world, SPIN called it 2004’s “Comeback of the Year,” and the band wrapped up 2004 in New York City with 24,000 tickets sold for an unprecedented eight-night, sold-out run at Hammerstein Ballroom. The Pixies continued their reunion tour in 2005, and then, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their 1989 album Doolittle, launched the “Doolittle Tour” on October 1, 2009 in Dublin, performing the entire album, beginning to end. The SRO tour was so successful; it lasted for two years, taking the band to 18 countries, playing 117 dates.
In May, 2013, it was announced that founding member Kim Deal had decided to leave the Pixies. Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering made it clear that Kim’s place in the band would always be there for her.