The Last Splash-era lineup of The Breeders — Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim Macpherson — has reunited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of that album and its breakout hit “Cannonball,” and will reissue the record in a deluxe edition and then perform it live on tour in the U.S. and Europe in 2013.
4AD Records today announced that the deluxe anniversary edition of the album, dubbed LSXX, will be released in April, followed by a full performance of the record at the Deerhunter-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival at Camber Sands, U.K., in June 2013. More dates in the U.S. and Europe will follow, according to 4AD. Details of the reissue haven’t been announced.
According to the label, the Last Splash lineup — which played its first show together June 19, 1992, and its last after two years of touring on Sept. 5, 1994 — met up in November to begin rehearsing after Pixies bassist Kim Deal texted Wiggs and Macpherson, saying, “Should we get together to play Last Splash for its twentieth anniversary?”
The Deal sisters had resurrected The Breeders in the early 2000s, and have put out two albums, Title TK and Mountain Battles, in the years since, but that version of the band did not feature Wiggs and Macpherson. Their last release was 2009’s Fate to Fatal EP.
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