The band that launched a thousand alternative rock imitators and inspired the likes of Nirvana, Pixies has a batch of new material to showcase on a global tour. These include new single ‘Bagboy’, which is the first new composition to get a release since ‘Bam Thowk’ in 2004. Despite the fact that the great Kim Deal has left the band, the song contains many trademark Pixies attributes and has created great buzz from loyal fans.
Deal has been replaced by Kim Shattuck, former bassist with garage rock band The Pandoras, and pop punk band The Muffs. But the three other original members of the band are still in situ, with guitarist and vocalist Black Francis at the helm and Joey Santiago on guitars and David Lovering on drums.
Francis said: “Along with everyone’s favorites, we'll be playing songs that we haven't played in ages or never played live before. Songs like ‘Brick is Red’, ‘Havalina’, ‘Tony’s Theme’ and ‘Sad Punk’. We've probably rehearsed some 80 songs, so we’ll be able to change up the set at the last minute if we feel like it. We’re all really looking forward to this tour.”
Tickets for the Rockhal gig went on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday July 19 and are expected to be snapped up fast--most of the band’s other dates have already sold out.