A number of dates being lined up for this summer...

Pixies have officially confirmed they are to reunite for a full tour this year.

The indie legends, who split in 1993, had already been announced as one of the acts at this year’s Coachella festival in California, where they will appear on May 1.

Speculation has been rife for months now that the band would be playing more shows in 2004, and now a spokesperson for the band has revealed that more shows will be taking place, and are due to be confirmed imminently.

He said: “For a long time, it was far from certain that this would actually happen. However, you may be interested to learn that, at last, the reunion has been confirmed. Their booking agents have been confirming shows with promoters over the last few days.”

The band are expected to play some warm-up shows in Canada before they appear at the Coachella bash. They will go on to visit Europe, with a host of festival appearances planned – slots at the UK’s V Festival, T In The Park and Glastonbury are strongly rumoured. The band are also thought to have a number of indooor shows pencilled in, including two nights at London Brixton Academy, as well as a support slot on Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ summer European tour.

What is definite is that the band’s former label 4AD are to release a ‘best of’ album and DVD sometime this year. The DVD will feature eight David Bowie videos, a 1988 concert taped at London’s Town And Country Club and the documentary ‘Gouge’, which features interviews with Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke, [a][/a] and Bono.