PIXIES SET TO REUNITE?

Internet reports suggest there will be a tour next April, with an album to follow...

Cult indie rockers Pixies are to reunite for a tour next April, according to Internet reports.

The band officially split in 1993 after recording five albums together. They are still revered by critics and an ever-growing legion of fans – the band’s 1989 album ‘Doolittle’ was voted Number Two album of all time by NME and NME.COM’s writers in our recent Greatest Albums Of All Time poll.

Frontman Frank Black, now a successful solo artist, admitted earlier this year that the idea of reforming the band is never too far from his mind.

He told London radio station XFM: “I do dream about the Pixies reunion I do have to say. It’s like those schoolboy dreams when you don’t do your homework and you don’t study for the test, but I’m at the gig and we’re hanging out, but its an utter failure and I don’t know the songs, and hardly anyone turns up for the gig and people walk out. That’s what I’m afraid of, that it’d be a big, big failure.”

But now MTV reports the band – Black, guitarist Joey Santiago, bassist Kim Deal and drummer David Lovering will go on a world tour in April, with the possibility of a new studio LP, the band’s first since 1991’s ‘Trompe Le Monde’.