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Pixies announce new tour, new music, new bassist in the Muffs' Kim Shattuck

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When the Pixies got back together about a decade ago, it was a welcome return—and a lucrative victory lap for a hugely influential alt-rock band who never really got their due during their original run. Following the long reunion tour and a single new song, things went relatively quiet, and the members mostly went back to their lives.

But now the band — minus one crucial member — is back, and they’ve got a whole new batch of everything. This morning, the band announced that bassist Kim Shattuck (formerly of the Pandoras and the deeply underrated pop-punk act the Muffs) will replace the recently departed Kim Deal.

They’ll be putting Shattuck to work pretty quickly; she’s slated to join the band on a tour that will kick off on September 29 in Paris and spin through Europe in October and November. In a press release, frontman Black Francis promises that they’ll be resurrecting cuts from deep in the band’s catalog (including “Brick Is Red,” “Havalina,” and “Sad Punk”), and test-driving new tracks—their first big batch of new stuff since 1991 (which presumably includes the just-released “Bagboy”).

Check out the list of tour dates below, and head over to the Pixies official website for more on the dates and the new music.

September 29 – Paris, France (Olympia)

October 2 – Brussels, Belgium (Ancienne Belgique)

October 5 – Amsterdam, Holland (Paradiso)

October 8 – Berlin, Germany (Huxleys)

October 10 – Prague, Czech Republic (Lucerna Music Hall)

November 1 – Vienna, Austria (Gasometer)

November 2 – Geneva, Switzerland (Thonex)

November 4 – Milan, Italy (Alcatraz)

November 7 – Madrid, Spain (La Riviera)

November 9 – Lisbon, Portugal (Coliseum)

November 13 – Copenhagan, Denmark (Falkoner)

November 14 – Oslo, Norway (Sentrum Scene)

November 15 – Stockholm, Sweden (Munchen Brewery)

November 18 – Dublin, Ireland (Olympia)

November 21 – Manchester, England (Apollo)

November 22 – Glasgow, Scotland (Barrowland)

November 24 – London, England (Hammersmith Apollo)

Read More on EW.com: 

The Pixies sweeten your Friday with new song ‘Bagboy’: Hear it here

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