Pixies at Wellmont Theatre in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Soon after Kim Deal left the Pixies, the band released their first new song in about nine years. And now the band are continuing not to show any signs of slowing down, because they've just announced their first tour since 2011. So far they've only announced European dates, but are billing it as the first leg of a world tour, so hopefully that means North American shows are to come. Regarding the tour, Frank Black says:
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.They're also saying they'll be premiering brand new PIxies songs on the tour.
For this tour, they've snagged another Kim: Kim Shattuck of The Muffs (not Kim Gordon) to take Deal's place. The Muffs are also playing shows this year, including NYC-area dates at Maxwell's on July 25 (sold out) and The Bell House on July 26 (tickets).
All Pixies dates are listed, along with the video for their new song, "Bagboy" and the tour flyer, below...
Pixies - "Bagboy"
Pixies -- 2013 Tour Dates (European date format)
29.09.13 PARIS, FRANCE OLYMPIA
02.10.13 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM ANCIENNE BELGIQUE
03.10.13 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM ANCIENNE BELGIQUE
05.10.13 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND PARADISO
08.10.13 BERLIN, GERMANY HUXLEYS
10.10.13 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC LUCERNA MUSIC HALL
01.11.13 VIENNA, AUSTRIA GASOMETER
02.11.13 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND GENEVA
04.11.13 MILAN, ITALY ALCATRAZ
07.11.13 MADRID, SPAIN LA RIVIERA
09.11.13 LISBON, PORTUGAL COLISEUM
13.11.13 COPENHAGEN, DENMARK FALKONER
14.11.13 OSLO, NORWAY SENTRUM SCENE
15.11.13 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN MUNCHEN BREWERY
18.11.13 DUBLIN, IRELAND OLYMPIA
19.11.13 DUBLIN, IRELAND OLYMPIA
21.11.13 MANCHESTER, UK APOLLO
22.11.13 GLASGOW, UK BARROWLAND
24.11.13 LONDON, UK HAMMERSMITH APOLLO