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A Perfect Circle's Paz Lenchantin is The Pixies' Newest Bassist

December 9, 2013  |  10:30am
A Perfect Circle's Paz Lenchantin is The Pixies' Newest Bassist

After letting Kim Deal replacement bassist Kim Shattuck go last week, the Pixies have announced that former Zwan/A Perfect Circle bassist Paz Lenchantin will take her place ahead of the band’s upcoming world tour.

Shattuck was let go after four months with the Pixies for what seemed like personal differences when she announced her departure from the band via social media. “Super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today. Amazing experience. Looking forward to focusing my attention back on the Muffs and our upcoming new album. All the best to everyone.” Shattuck took over for longtime Pixies bassist Kim Deal earlier this year and was scheduled to tour with the band following the release of their 2013 EP EP-1.

Now, the band have confirmed that Paz Lenchantin will take over for Shattuck for the band’s 2014 world tour. Lenchantin has an impressive resumé, having played with a number of indie super-groups over the years. In the past, she was a part of A Perfect Circle (Maynard James Keenan, James Iha), Smashing Pumpkins side-project Zwan and Silver Jews (David Berman, Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus) for their 2005 album Tanglewood Numbers.

“We are really looking forward to playing with her on these dates,” said Pixies drummer David Lovering in a statement. “Working with different bass players is very new for the band, but we’re having a great time doing it.”

Pixies have also announced that they will be opening for Arcade Fire for a special one-off gig in Dublin during their tour, and have released a new video for their song “Another Toe In The Ocean.” Created and directed by Liviu Boar, the quirky video follows the blazing, action-packed life a cartoon Frank Black (Black Francis).

Check out the video and a massive list of 2014 tour dates below.

Pixies 2013 Tour Dates:
January
15 – Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall
16 – Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
18 – Boston @ Orpheum Theatre
19 – Port Chester, N.Y. @ Capitol Theatre
21 – Newark, N.J. @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
22 – New Haven, Conn. @ Shubert Theatre
24 – Philadelphia @ Electric Factory
25 – Pittsburgh @ Carnegie Music Hall
26 – Washington, D.C. @ Strathmore
29 – Richmond, Va. @ National Theatre
31 – Durham, N.C. @ Durham PAC

February
1 – Asheville, N.C. @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
3 – Nashville @ Ryman Auditorium
4 – Atlanta @ Tabernacle
6 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Peabody Opera House
7 – Columbus @ LC Pavilion
8 – Detroit @ The Fillmore
9 – Chicago @ Riviera Theatre
11 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Midland Theatre
13 – Denver @ Fillmore Auditorium
14 – Aspen, Colo. @ Belly Up Tavern
15 – Salt Lake City @ The Great Salt Air
17 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Orpheum Theatre
18 – Seattle @ Paramount Theatre
19 – Portland @ Schnitzer Auditorium
21 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theatre
22 – San Jose, Calif. @ The Joint
24 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Comerica Theatre
25 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Kiva Auditorium
27 – Houston, Texas @ Bayou Music Center
28 – Dallas, Texas @ South Side Ballroom

March

1 – Austin, Texas @ Music Hall
29-30 – Santiago, Chile @ Lollapalooza Chile

April

1 – Montevideo, Uruguay @ Rock ‘N’ Fall
2 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Lollapalooza Argentina
3-4 – Bogota, Columbia @ Estereo Picnic
5-6 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Lollapalooza Brazil

May
29-31 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound

June
5-7 – Porto, Portugal @ Optimus Primavera Sound
8 – London @ Field Day 2014
6-15 – Aarhus, Denmark @ NorthSide Festival
20 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
20-22 – Scheessel, Denmark @ Hurricane Festival
20-22 – Neuhausen ob Eck, Denmark @ Southside Festival
25 – Zagreb, Croatia @ InMusic
29 – Dublin @ Marley Park
30 – Cork, Ireland @ Live at the Marquee

July
5 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
6 – St. Clair, France @ Beauregard

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