Pixies Announce European Tour, Kim Deal’s Replacement

By Tom Breihan / July 1, 2013

For a band that’s mostly been a nostalgia-circuit touring concern for the past decade, the Pixies have been in the news an awful lot lately. First, longtime bassist (and Breeders leader) Kim Deal left the band. Then, they came out with “Bagboy,” their first new song in nine years. And now they’ve got a bunch of new European tour dates (with more coming, around the world), as well as a new bassist. Oddly enough, this one is also a woman named Kim with a heavy ’90s alt-rock pedigree — and no, it’s not Kim Gordon. Kim Shattuck, former frontwoman of the great bubble-fuzz band the Muffs (pictured above), will be taking over. Check the European dates below.

09/29 – Paris, France @ Olympia
10/02 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
10/05 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
10/08 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
10/10 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Hall
11/01 – Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
11/02 – Geneva, Switzerland @ Thonex
11/04 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
11/07 – Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
11/09 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum
11/13 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falkoner
11/13 – Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
11/15 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Munchen Brewery
11/18 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia
11/21 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
11/22 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
11/24 = London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo

Frank Black has also promised that the band will play “songs that we haven’t played in ages or never played live before,” as Pitchfork reports.