October 31, 2013 7:51

Black Francis says Pixies will be David Bowie's backing band if he goes on tour

Legendary indie-rockers want to tour with iconic singer

Black Francis says Pixies will be David Bowie's backing band if he goes on tour

Photo: Guy Eppel/NME

Black Francis has offered the services of the Pixies as a backing band to David Bowie.

Bowie released his 'The Next Day' album earlier this year, but has chosen not to tour or play any live shows. Speaking to Radio.com, Francis said that he and his bandmates – who also ended a long hiatus in September when they released 'EP1' – should tour with the singer.

"We should do a tour with David Bowie," he said. "We can be his band. That'd be cool. We can be his backing band. We go out and do our set, he comes out to do his set with us and, you know. That'd be cool."

Earlier this month, Pixies drummer Dave Lovering told NME that bassist Kim Deal is welcome to rejoin the band if she wants to. The group parted ways with Deal earlier this year and then replaced her with Kim Shattuck, who has previously played with The Muffs and The Pandoras.

Speaking about the split, Lovering said: "We left it open. It was sad and tough when she left, but we wish her well and she has a welcome back if she'd like to. When she said she was leaving it was distressing and there was a lot of panic and we were like, 'What are we going to do?' We thought the correct thing is to go forward. So we did."

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