Pixies Add North American Dates, Are Touring Animals in 'Andro Queen' Video

Revived group's latest trek now includes a long series of U.S. and Canadian gigs

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The new-model Pixies are creatures of the road. The revived alternative-rock legends previously announced a world tour, and now they have added a block of North American tour dates to kick off 2014. They have also shared a new music video that drives home the image of the band as touring beasts.

The fresh tour dates run from January 15 in Toronto to March 1 in Austin, with stops across the continent in between. Fidlar will tag along for the first string of shows, followed by Cults and then Best Coast. Of course, with the Breeders' Kim Deal no longer part of the Pixies, the current lineup comprises singer-guitarist Black Francis, singer-bassist Kim Shattuck, guitarist-singer Joey Santiago, and drummer-singer David Lovering. The nu-Pixies can still be formidable, as they demonstrated on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

The latest Pixies video, for their recent EP-1's tender, restrained "Andro Queen," is directed by Ondi Timoner. "For what's missing I'll sacrifice my flesh," Francis sings, and in fact, the band in the video sacrifices its own faces to wear animal masks instead. That's interspersed with sun-gleaming road footage. (The drumming tiger idea is enough to make you wonder hopefully if Pixies caught the 2007 indie-pop album Deliver Us From People by Minneapolis' Walker Kong, which features just that on the cover.)

Recently declared Pixies lover Miley Cyrus must be so hyped.

Pixies North American tour dates:

January 15 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
January 16 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis *
January 18 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre *
January 19 - Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre*
January 21 - Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center *
January 22 - New Haven, CT @ Shubert Theatre *
January 24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
January 25 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall *
January 26 - Washington, DC @ Strathmore *
January 29 - Richmond, VA @ National Theatre *
January 31 - Durham, NC @ Durham PAC #
February 1 - Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium #
February 2 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium #
February 4 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle #
February 6 - St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House #
February 7 - Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion #
February 8 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore #
February 9 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre #
February 11 - Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre #
February 13 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium %
February 14 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up %
February 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Salt Air %
February 17 - Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre %
February 18 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre %
February 19 - Portland, OR @ Schnitzer Auditorium %
February 21 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre %
February 22 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic %
February 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino %
February 24 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre %
February 25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva Auditorium %
February 27 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center %
February 28 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom %
March 1 - Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall %

* Fidlar
# Cults
% Best Coast

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