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:
|Nov 15||Stadthalle||Vienna, Austria|
|Nov 16||HWS Arena||Poznan, Poland|
|Nov 17||Forum Karlin Hall||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Nov 18||Auditorium Stravinski||Montreux, Switzerland|
|Nov 20||Sant Jordi Club||Barcelona, Spain|
|Nov 21||Coliseum||Porto, Portugal|
|Nov 23||Zenith||Paris, France|
|Nov 25||Lotto||Antwerp, Belgium|
|Nov 27||HMH||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|