Paz Lenchantin

Without formally acknowledging the departure of Kim Shattuck following the band’s fall European tour, the Pixies this morning announced her replacement for shows in North America, Europe and South America next year: bassist Paz Lenchantin, who played in A Perfect Circle and Billy Corgan’s brief post-Smashing Pumpkins outfit Zwan.

In an email sent to fans early this morning, drummer David Lovering said of his new bassist:  “We are really looking forward to playing with her on these dates. Working with different bass players is very new for the band, but we’re having a great time doing it.”

Lenchantin played in the original incarnation of Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan’s A Perfect Circle, performing on the albums Mer de Noms and Thirteenth. She left to join Corgan in Zwan, which released just one album, but later returned to APC for their eMOTIVe record.

No mention was made of Shattuck, of The Muffs, who revealed on Twitter and Facebook late last month that she was “super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today.”

Shattuck was introduced as the Pixies’ touring bassist on July 1, just weeks after the group revealed Deal had quit. She made her public debut with the band Sept. 6 at a surprise warm-up gig in Los Angeles, and played a handful of U.S. dates with the Pixies before the band headed overseas for a European tour.

Currently, the band has a North American tour set to open Jan. 15 in Toronto, and has been confirming festival appearances in South America and Europe for late spring and summer (see full dates below).

The band today also debuted the music video for the fourth and final track from its recently released EP-1, an animated clip that was written, directed and animated by Liviu Boar of the Romania-based ReeAnimation. You can see that below, too.


Pixies, “Another Toe in the Ocean”


Pixies tour dates:

Jan. 15: Massey Hall, Toronto, ON (w/ Fidlar)
Jan. 16: Metropolis, Montreal, QC (w/ Fidlar)
Jan. 18: Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA (w/ Fidlar)
Jan. 19: Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY (w/ Fidlar)
Jan. 21: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ (w/ Fidlar)
Jan. 22: Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT (w/ Fidlar)
Jan. 24: Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA (w/ Fidlar)
Jan. 25: Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Fidlar)
Jan. 26: Strathmore, Washington, DC (w/ Fidlar)
Jan. 29: National Theatre, Richmond, VA (w/ Fidlar)
Jan. 31: Durham PAC, Durham, NC (w/ Cults)
Feb. 1: Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC (w/ Cults)
Feb. 2: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN (w/ Cults)
Feb. 4: Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA (w/ Cults)
Feb. 6: Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO (w/ Cults)
Feb. 7: LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH (w/ Cults)
Feb. 8: The Fillmore, Detroit, MI (w/ Cults)
Feb. 9: Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL (w/ Cults)
Feb. 11: Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO (w/ Cults)
Feb. 13: Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO (w/ Best Coast)
Feb. 14: Belly Up Tavern, Aspen, CO (w/ Best Coast)
Feb. 15: The Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, UT (w/ Best Coast)
Feb. 17: Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC (w/ Best Coast)
Feb. 18: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA (w/ Best Coast)
Feb. 19: Schnitzer Auditorium, Portland, OR (w/ Best Coast)
Feb. 21: Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA (w/ Best Coast)
Feb. 22: Civic Theatre, San Jose, CA (w/ Best Coast)
Feb. 23: The Joint, Las Vegas, NV (w/ Best Coast)
Feb. 24: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ (w/ Best Coast)
Feb. 25: Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM (w/ Best Coast)
Feb. 27: Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX (w/ Best Coast)
Feb. 28: South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX (w/ Best Coast)
March 1: Music Hall, Austin, TX (w/ Best Coast)

March 29-30: Lollazpalooza Chile, Santiago, Chile
April 1: Rock ‘n’ Rall, Montevideo, Uruguay
April 1-3: Lollapalooza Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 3-5: Festival Estereo Picnic, Bogota, Colombia
April 5-6: Lollapalooza Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil

May 29-31: Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
June 5-7: Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal
June 8: Field Day, London, UK
June 15: Northside, Arhus, Denmark
June 20: Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
June 20-22: Hurricane, Scheessel, Germany
June 20-22: Southside, Neuhausen, Germany
June 25: InMusic, Zagreb, Croatia
June 29: Marley Park, Dublin, Ireland (w/ Arcade Fire)
June 30: Live at the Marquee, Cork, Ireland
July 5: Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
July 6: Beauregard, Herouville-St. Claire, France






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