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Pixies announce world tour, Kim Deal’s replacement

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    A mere 72 hours after they dropped their first new single in nine yearsPixies have announced a world tour and a proper replacement for founder and longtime bassist Kim Deal.

    The tour kicks off September 29th in Paris, FR and, according to a press release, “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.

    That’s not all, as Black Francis states: ”Along with everyone’s favorites, we’ll be playing songs that we haven’t played in ages or never played live before. 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.”

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    As for Deal’s replacement, the band has confirmed that bassist Kim Shattuck has joined the lineup. Shattuck formerly played bass for all-girl LA garage rock outfit The Pandoras and was also guitarist for The Muffs. Currently, the new outfit’s all “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.”

    Consult the ensuing itinerary below, along with the video for “Bagboy”, and stay tuned for another leg of dates soon.

    Pixies 2013 Tour Dates:
    09/29 – Paris, FR @ Olympia
    10/02 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
    10/03 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
    10/05 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    10/08 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
    10/10 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Hall
    11/01 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
    11/02 – Geneva, CH @ Thonex
    11/04 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz
    11/07 – Madrid, ES @ La Riviera
    11/09 – Lisbon, PT @ Coliseum
    11/13 – Copenhagen, DK @ Falkoner
    11/14 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
    11/15 – Stockholm, SE @ Munchen Brewery
    11/18 – Dublin, IR @ Olympia
    11/19 – Dublin, IR @ Olympia
    11/21 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
    11/22 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
    11/24 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo

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