When the Pixies got back together about a decade ago, it was a welcome return—and a lucrative victory lap for a hugely influential alt-rock band who never really got their due during their original run. Following the long reunion tour and a single new song, things went relatively quiet, and the members mostly went back to their lives.
But now the band — minus one crucial member — is back, and they’ve got a whole new batch of everything. This morning, the band announced that bassist Kim Shattuck (formerly of the Pandoras and the deeply underrated pop-punk act the Muffs) will replace the recently departed Kim Deal.
They’ll be putting Shattuck to work pretty quickly; she’s slated to join the band on a tour that will kick off on September 29 in Paris and spin through Europe in October and November. In a press release, frontman Black Francis promises that they’ll be resurrecting cuts from deep in the band’s catalog (including “Brick Is Red,” “Havalina,” and “Sad Punk”), and test-driving new tracks—their first big batch of new stuff since 1991 (which presumably includes the just-released “Bagboy”).
Check out the list of tour dates below, and head over to the Pixies official website for more on the dates and the new music.
September 29 – Paris, France (Olympia)
October 2 – Brussels, Belgium (Ancienne Belgique)
October 5 – Amsterdam, Holland (Paradiso)
October 8 – Berlin, Germany (Huxleys)
October 10 – Prague, Czech Republic (Lucerna Music Hall)
November 1 – Vienna, Austria (Gasometer)
November 2 – Geneva, Switzerland (Thonex)
November 4 – Milan, Italy (Alcatraz)
November 7 – Madrid, Spain (La Riviera)
November 9 – Lisbon, Portugal (Coliseum)
November 13 – Copenhagan, Denmark (Falkoner)
November 14 – Oslo, Norway (Sentrum Scene)
November 15 – Stockholm, Sweden (Munchen Brewery)
November 18 – Dublin, Ireland (Olympia)
November 21 – Manchester, England (Apollo)
November 22 – Glasgow, Scotland (Barrowland)
November 24 – London, England (Hammersmith Apollo)