Pixies Draw A Perfect Circle's Paz Lenchantin as New Touring Bassist

Accomplished bass player fills founding member Kim Deal's shoes, taking over from Kim Shattuck

Pixies, bass, Paz Lenchantin, A Perfect Circle, Zwan
New Pixies bassist Paz Lenchantin has played in A Perfect Circle, Zwan, and more Photo by Amanda Charchian
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The Pixies have solidified their lineup as the revived alternative-rock pioneers expand their 2014 touring schedule. Paz Lenchantin, who previously played bass as a member of A Perfect Circle and Billy Corgan's early-'00s Zwan project, will step in as the new touring bassist, the band announced today.

Lenchantin takes over for Kim Shattuck, who revealed in late November she'd be leaving the band only four months after replacing founding bassist Kim Deal. Lenchantin has also contributed to records by Queens of the Stone Age, Silver Jews, Brightblack Morning Light, Melissa Auf der Mar, Jenny Lewis, the Entrance Band, and others. (That Brightblack Morning Light album in particular is an underrated stunner.) She recently toured with psych-folk singer-songwriter Josephine Foster.

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

Lenchantin joins the Pixies as the band heads into a previously announced North American tour. Today, the group added a new series of spring and summer dates, including Southh American and European festival appearances. Scroll down for the full details.

At the same time, Pixies have revealed another EP-1 video. The clip for "Another Toe in the Ocean" was directed and animated by Liviu Boar of Romania-basd ReeAnimation. It follows recent shorts for the new EP's "What Goes Boom," "Andro Queen," "Indie Cindy," and "Bagboy" (twice). If you have troubles with the video below, watch it here.

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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 %
March 29-30 - Santiago, Chile @ Lollapalooza Chile
April 1 - Montevideo, Uruguay @ Rock'n'Fall
April 1/3 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Lollapalooza Argentina
April 3/5 - Bogota, Colombia @ Festival Estereo Picnic
April 5/6 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Lollapalooza Brasil
May 29-30 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
June 6-7 - Porto, Portugal @ Primavera Sound
June 8 - London, UK @ Field Day in Victoria Park
June 15 - Arhus, Denmark @ Northside
June 20 - Hilvarenbeek, Holland @ Best Kept Secret
June 20/22 - Schessel, Germany @ Hurricane
June 20/22 - Neuhausen, Germany @ Southside
June 25 - Zagreb, Croatia @ Inmusic
June 29 - Dublin, Ireland @ Marley Park ^
June 30 - Cork, Ireland @ Live at the Marquee
July 5- Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
July 6 - Herouville-St. Clair, France @ Beauregard

* Fidlar
# Cults
% Best Coast
^ Arcade Fire

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