Pixies announce new tour dates and Kim Deal’s replacement

Are the Pixies gearing up for a new album? Probably so: in a press release today, the rockers revealed they’re planning a world tour, have replaced departed bassist and co-founder Kim Deal, and will be premiering new songs during their fall stint.

This first leg of overseas dates “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.'”

Band leader Black Francis wrote, “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.”

On Friday, it was announced that Deal had departed the band, after a handful of years touring upon reuniting. She has been replaced with Kim Shattuck, formerly of The Muffs and The Pandoras.

Also on Friday, the Pixies premiered a new song and video, “Bagboy.”

Here are The Pixies’ tour dates:

9/29 – 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