Pixies Hire Bassist Paz Lenchantin

A Perfect Circle veteran replaces the Muff's Kim Shattuck

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The Pixies announced their pick for a new touring bassist today. Paz Lenchatin, who has played with A Perfect Circle and the Entrance Band as well as the Billy Corgan project Zwan, will be joining the band as they kick off their 33-date North American tour on January 15th.

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Paz Lenchatin replaces the Muff's Kim Shattuck, who revealed at the end of November that she was disappointed to be parting ways with the band. Shattuck took the bass spot in the Pixies after founding bassist Kim Deal left in the middle of the recording sessions for the band's latest album, EP-1.

"We are really looking forward to playing with [Paz] on these dates," drummer David Lovering said in a statement. "Working with different bass players is very new for the band, but we're having a great time doing it."

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In addition to a new touring member, the Pixies also announced a series of South American and European festival dates for the spring. After wrapping up their North American tour in March, they'll head south for Chile, Argentina and Brazil before heading to Europe for 12 festival dates including Primavera Sound and Field Day in London.

The Pixies also unveiled a new video for their EP-1 song "Another Toe in the Ocean." Featuring a fantastic cityscape populated by truckloads of cats and ninjas with ice cream cones, the clip was created by the Romanian animator Liviu Boar.

Here's their full list of tour dates:

1/15 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall, CANADA ( with Fidlar)
1/16 Montreal, QC  – Metropolis, CANADA (Fidlar)
1/18 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre (Fidlar)
1/19 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre (Fidlar)
1/21 Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Fidlar)
1/22 New Haven, CT – Shubert Theatre (Fidlar)
1/24 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory (Fidlar)
1/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall (Fidlar)
1/26 Washington, DC – Strathmore (Fidlar)
1/29 Richmond, VA – National Theatre (Fidlar)
1/31 Durham, NC – Durham PAC (Cults)
2/1 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (Cults)
2/2 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium (Cults)
2/4 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (Cults)
2/6 St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House (Cults)
2/7 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion (Cults)
2/8 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (Cults)
2/9 Chicago, IL – Rivera Theatre (Cults)
2/11 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre (Cults)
2/13 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium (Best Coast)
2/14 Aspen, CO – Belly Up (Best Coast)
2/15 Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Salt Air (Best Coast)
2/17 Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre (Best Coast)
2/18 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre (Best Coast)
2/19 Portland, OR – Schnitzer Auditorium (Best Coast)
2/21 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre (Best Coast)
2/22 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic (Best Coast)
2/23 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Best Coast)
2/24 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre (Best Coast)
2/25 Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium (Best Coast)
2/27 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center (Best Coast)
2/28 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom (Best Coast)
3/1 Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall (Best Coast)
3/29-30 Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza Chile
4/1 Montevideo, Uruguay –  Rock'n'Fall
4/1-3 Buenos Aires, Argentina –  Lollapalooza Argentina
4/3-5 Bogota, Colombia – Festival Estereo Picnic
4/5-6 Sao Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza Brazil
5/29-30 Barcelona, Spain –  Primavera Sound
6/6-7 Porto Portugal – Primavera Sound
6/8 London, UK – Field Day, Victoria Park
6/15 Arhus, Denmark – Northside
6/20 Hilvarenbeek, Holland – Best Kept Secret
6/20-22 Schessel, Germany – Hurricane
6/20-22 Neuhausen, Germany –  Southside
6/25 Zagreb, Croatia – Inmusic
6/29 Dublin, Ireland – Marley Park (with Arcade Fire)
6/30 Cork, Ireland – Live at the Marquee
7/5 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
7/6 Herouville-St. Clair, France – Beauregard

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