The Pixies will debut their new Kim Deal-less lineup with four Los Angeles concerts prior to their appearance at Riot Fest Chicago this September, to be followed by four more small club shows in New York City before the band embarks on a previously announced European tour.
As Brooklyn Vegan notes, the band — with Kim Shattuck of The Muffs on bass — is playing Bowery Ballroom on Sept. 17, 18 and 20, and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sept. 19. A presale (password: “bagboy”) already is underway, with the general on-sale set for 10 a.m. Saturday.
UPDATE: The band also is playing four Los Angeles shows ahead of the Riot Fest appearance.
See the band’s full tour dates below.
The band today also premiered a second music video for “Bagboy” — the Pixies’s first song since 2004, and first taste of the new material the band will debut on tour this year — in the form of an animated clip interspersed with old TV footage that’s inspired by the art of 4AD album-sleeve creator Vaughan Oliver.
The video, which debuted at RollingStone.com, was created by Kestrel Media, and is different from the somewhat disturbing original clip that accompanied the new single when it was released last month .
Frontman Black Francis told Rolling Stone:
“We didn’t set out to have two music videos for ‘Bagboy,’ but once we saw both of these, we knew we didn’t want to use just one. They’re so good, so creative, and each in its own way, and both made by up-and-coming filmmakers. … Who says you can’t have two videos for a song that show two completely different perspectives? Not us.”
Check out the video below:
Pixies, “Bagboy” (Version 2)
Pixies tour dates:
Sept. 9: El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 10: El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 11: El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 12: Mayan Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 15: Riot Fest, Chicago, IL
Sept. 17: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Sept. 18: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Sept. 19: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Sept. 20: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Sept. 25: iTunes Festival, Roundhouse, London, UK
Sept. 29: Olympia, Paris, France
Sept. 30: Olympia, Paris, France
Oct. 2: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Oct. 3: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Oct. 5: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland
Oct. 6: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland
Oct. 8: Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
Oct. 9: Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
Oct. 10: Lucerna Music Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
Nov. 1: Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
Nov. 2: Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Nov. 4: Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Nov. 5: Le Phare, Toulouse, France
Nov. 7: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Nov. 8: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Nov. 9: Coleisum, Lisbon, Portugal
Nov. 11: Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Nov. 13: Falkoner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov. 14: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Nov. 15: Munchen Brewery, Stockholm, Sweden
Nov. 18: Olympia, Dublin, Ireland
Nov. 19: Olympia, Dublin, Ireland
Nov. 21: Apollo, Manchester, UK
Nov. 22: Barrlowland, Glasgow, UK
Nov. 24: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
Nov. 25: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Pixies join The Replacements at Riot Fest in Chicago — new lineup’s first U.S. date
- Pixies draft The Muffs’ Kim Shattuck to replace Kim Deal on ‘massive global tour’
- Pixies release new, Kim Deal-less song ‘Bagboy’ — download free MP3, watch video
- Pixies announce departure of bassist Kim Deal: ‘We wish her all the best’
already got my tickets. woo hoo!!! I will however miss Kim.
How the auditions went:
“What was your name again?”
“Okay, you’re hired.”
When i doubt, play the same venue twice. Or maybe 4 times.