Pixies' 2013 - 2014 global tour schedule continues to escalate with a series of major South American and European festival performances now confirmed for next Spring and Summer. The band - Black Francis/vocals, guitar, Joey Santiago/guitar, backing vocals, and David Lovering/drums, backing vocals - will kick off the festival season in late March in South America with headline appearances at Lollapalooza Chile, Lollapalooza Argentina, and Lollapalooza Brazil, as well as Colombia's Festival Estereo Picnic. Pixies will then head to Europe for a series of major festivals that begin May 30 when they headline the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain.
Today, Pixies also unveil a brand new music video for EP-1's track "Another Toe In the Ocean." Completely different from the band's recent music videos, "ATITO" is a 2-D animated clip that was written, directed and animated by Liviu Boar of the Romania-based ReeAnimation.
Joining The Pixies as touring bassist for the North American, South American and European summer concerts will be Paz Lenchatin (A Perfect Circle, ZWAN, The Entrance Band). "We are really looking forward to playing with her on these dates," said Lovering. "Working with different bass players is very new for the band, but we're having a great time doing it."
Pixies inaugurate the New Year with a 33-city headline tour of North America, starting January 15 in Toronto, Canada. With many more dates to be announced, follows is the Pixies' confirmed tour schedule for 2014:
29/30 Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
6/7 Primavera Sound, Porto Portugal
8 Field Day, Victoria Park, London, UK
15 Northside, Arhus, Denmark
20 Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Holland
20/22 Hurricane, Schessel, Germany
20/22 Southside, Neuhausen, Germany
25 Inmusic, Zagreb, Croatia
29 Marley Park, Dublin, Ireland
30 Live at the Marquee, Cork, Ireland
5 Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
6 Beauregard, Herouville-St. Clair, France