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The Pixies Name Paz Lenchantin as Permanent Member, Announce Album and Tour

The Pixies

The Pixies are back in full force. Besides announcing a new album with an accompanying world tour, the band stated that Paz Lenchantin is now a permanent member of the iconic outfit. The bassist has been the group’s touring fill-in since January 2014.

Lenchantin followed Kim Shattuck, who had replaced founding bassist Kim Deal in 2013.

“I was very nervous in the beginning when I went to that first rehearsal,” Lenchantin said in a statement. “There were these shoes I felt I had to fill and I tried to do the best I could for the fans, to make the live performances sound true to the originals. I spent three years learning to understand what being a Pixie meant, and now, my heart, spirit, and love for their music is embedded in me and I feel like I have become a Pixie. We had been more about the history of the Pixies, but now, we are about going forward.”

The band’s next album, Head Carrier, is slated for a September 30th release. Fans can get a taste of what’s to come with the first single, “Um Chagga Lagga”:

Pixies European Tour Dates:

DateVenueLocation
Nov 15StadthalleVienna, Austria
Nov 16HWS ArenaPoznan, Poland
Nov 17Forum Karlin HallPrague, Czech Republic
Nov 18Auditorium StravinskiMontreux, Switzerland
Nov 20Sant Jordi ClubBarcelona, Spain
Nov 21ColiseumPorto, Portugal
Nov 23ZenithParis, France
Nov 25LottoAntwerp, Belgium
Nov 27HMHAmsterdam, The Netherlands

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