Kim Deal has quit the Pixies. On Friday (June 14), the iconic band's three remaining members issued the following statement:
We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best.
Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering
The Pixies toured intensively from 2009 to 2011, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their immensely influential second album, 1989's Doolittle.
An intensive photo history of the Pixies is currently in the works. Sean T. Rayburn, co-founder of the group's official website, is curating the project, which will collect images and anecdotes from the Pixies' early years, from their founding in 1986 to their breakup in 1993. A second book detailing the bandmembers' various solo projects and the Pixies' post-2004 reunion is also planned for the future. Pixies: A Visual History, Volume 1 is expected to ship this fall.
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