Plus; band announce huge raft of US and Canada tour dates
Pixies have revealed the video for ‘Andro Queen’ as well as announcing details of US tour.
‘Andro Queen’ features on the recently released ‘EP 1’ and the accompanying video was directed by Ondi Timoner, who made the music documentary Dig!. See above to watch the video now.
Meanwhile, following a number of small club shows and two London dates in the last month, Pixies have announced a 33-date US and Canada tour. The tour dates can be seen in full below with Fidlar (January 15 – 29), Cults (January 31 – February 11) and Best Coast (February 13 – March 1) opening for the band. Scroll down to see the full list of tour dates npw.
Pixies frontman Black Francis has opened up about the “awkward moment” when bassist Kim Deal quit the band. The band parted ways with Deal earlier this year and then replaced her with Kim Shattuck, who has previously played with The Muffs and The Pandoras. In a new interview Francis revealed that Deal had informed the other members of the group while they had been recording new material in Wales.
Pixies played their first UK gig with Shattuck at Camden’s Roundhouse last month (September 25) as part of the iTunes Festival. The Boston band delivered a bumper 28-song set which included ‘Andro Queen’ and ‘Indie Cindy’, from their new EP, ‘EP1’, as well as classics such as ‘Wave Of Mutilation’ and an encore of ‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’ and ‘Vamos’.
The band are set to play a slew of larger UK and Irish shows this November, with scheduled dates at Dublin’s Olympia on November 18, Manchester Apollo on November 21, Glasgow’s Barrowland on November 22 and London’s Hammersmith Apollo on November 24 and 25.
Pixies’ North American tour dates are as follows:
Toronto Massey Hall (January 15)
Montreal Metropolis (16)
Boston Orpheum Theatre (18)
Port Chester Capitol Theatre (19)
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (21)
New Haven Shubert Theatre (22)
Philadelphia Electric Factory (24)
Pittsburgh Carnegie Music Hall (25)
Washington Strathmore (26)
Richmond National Theatre (29)
Durham PAC (31)
Asheville Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (February 1)
Nashville Ryman Auditorium (2)
Atlanta Tabernacle (4)
St Louis Peabody Opera House (6)
Columbus LC Pavilion (7)
Detroit The Fillmore (8)
Chicago Rivera Theatre (9)
Kansas City Midland Theatre (11)
Denver Fillmore Auditorium (13)
Aspen Belly Up (14)
Salt Lake City The Great Salt Air (15)
Vancouver Orpheum Theatre (17)
Seattle Paramount Theatre (18)
Portland Schnitzer Auditorium (19)
Oakland Fox Theatre (21)
San Jose Civic (22)
Las Vegas The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (23)
Phoenix Comerica Theatre (24)
Albuquerque Kiva Auditorium (25)
Houston Bayou Music Center (27)
Dallas South Side Ballroom (28)
Austin Music Hall (March 1)