Hindsight is 20/20. So, when Kim Deal left the Pixies in May, it should have been a hint that something was up with the band. You don’t just quit a band unless you are asked to work for the band. And, last week’s release of “Bagboy,” the first new Pixies song in nine years was just the beginning.
The Pixies have now added the first leg of what promises to be a massive worldwide tour that will kickoff in Paris on Sept. 29. No American dates are included yet, but we can probably assume that the U.S. will be included in “worldwide.”
More intriguing is that the press release promises more new songs, saying 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.” That is the exact wording and there is a little ambiguity, as it could mean that they will only be playing this “collection” live or releasing songs individually or, even, a new album.
The Pixies have also announced Kim Deal’s replacement, and it is another Kim. Kim Shattuck of The Pandoras and The Muffs will be on bass for this tour, though the job is always Kim Deal’s should she ever want to come back.
Lastly, Black Francis says that the band has rehearsed more than 80 songs for the tour, so get ready for anything really, as they plan to play rarities and new material never attempted live before, plus the hits. Sounds like all the people complaining about the Doolittle tour lasting forever have finally received the change-up they wanted.
Check out the first dates below and go here for more info.
Pixies 2013 Tour Dates:
29 – Paris, France @ Olympia
2 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
5 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
8 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
10 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Hall
1 – Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
2 – Geneva, Switzerland @ Thonex
4 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
7 – Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
9 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum
13 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falkoner
14 – Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
15 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Munchen Brewery
18 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia
21 – Manchester, England @ Apollo
22 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowland
24 – London, England @ Hammersmith Apollo