Pixies announce summer tour

But their future is uncertain

Pixies have announced details of a European tour set for this summer.

Two years since the band reformed, the legends are to hit the road for seven shows in July.

However, according to guitarist Joey Santiago, the future for the band is uncertain.


“It will be an organic process, I guess,” he said. “After these shows, should we continue on? Should we let it rest? We really don’t know.”

For fans expecting a new Pixies’ studio album, Santiago has also warned them not to hold their breath.

“I’d only be interested if it happens in an organic manner,” he told Billboard. “If all our schedules are aligned and we’re all feeling it. That’s the only reason to do it.”

Pixies will kick off the summer shows in Slovakia on July 14 before heading to such place as Austria and Croatia, as the band “sought out places we haven’t been before” the guitarist said.

Although Santiago would not give any clues as to what songs the band would be playing, he did say that one track they didn’t perform last time round is always in popular demand.

“There’s always a sign out for that in the crowd for ‘Dig For Fire’,” he said. “That would be a good challenge. We used to do that live but I don’t know how we did it. There’s a lot of overdubs on that one.”


The guitarist is currently scoring a Canadian documentary called ‘Radiant City’, while singer Frank Black will release his solo album ‘Fastman/Raiderman’ on June 19. Bassist Kim Deal is demoing tracks for the next Breeders album, while drummer Dave Lovering is continuing his magic career.

Pixies European tour will call at:

Trencin Pohoda (July 14)

St Polten Nuke (15)

Zagreb Salata (16)

Toulon Voix de Gaou (19)

Lisbon Atlantico (20)

Benicassim Festival (21)

Carhaix Les Veilles Charrues (23)