PIXIES frontman FRANK BLACK (aka BLACK FRANCIS) and lead guitarist JOEY SANTIAGO are set to reunite for a one-off show in London later this month.
Santiago is said to be considering joining Black (real name Charles Thompson) and current band The Catholics during the latter’s show at the Camden Underworld on November 15.
Black has already excited the Pixies devotional fans by revealing that he intends to incorporate two of the band’s standards, ‘Where Is My Mind?’ and ‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’, into his set during the forthcoming tour and though a UK spokesperson for the singer was unavailable for comment this morning (November 6), Black’s manager Ken Goes told [url=]www.rollingstone.com that at least a partial Pixies reunion to perform the tracks was not out of the question.
“It would be just the kind of thing that Charles would do,” he said, “to have Joey play and not tell me”.
Santiago is in London for the London Film Festival. He is helping promote ‘Crime And Punishment In Suburbia’, a teen slant on Dostoyevsky’s tragedy which he helped score.
However, fans hoping for a full Pixies reunion need not hold their breath. The rift between Francis and former bassist Kim Deal, which ultimately led to the band’s implosion in 1991, has still not healed.
Francis will though share a stage with Pixies drummer Dave Lovering during three shows in LA in the coming weeks.
Lovering, now earning a living as a magician working under the name ‘David Lovering, Experimentalist’, will support Black and The Catholics during their three-night run at the city’s Knitting Factory on November 30 and December 1 & 2.