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The Pixies Recruit Paz Lenchantin As New Bass Player

by Paul Cashmere on December 9, 2013

in News

Paz Lenchantin, the former bass player for A Perfect Circle and Billy Corgan’s Zwan, is the new bass player for The Pixies.

Lenchantin has replaced Kim Shattuck who replaced Kim Deal. Shuttuck only joined The Pixies in July after the departure of original member Deal in June.

Deal joined the band in 1986 after answering an ad by Black Francis and Joey Santiago. When the band went into hiatus in 1988, Deal formed The Breeders. She was back with The Pixies for their reunion in 2004.

Paz Lenchantin was the bass player for A Perfect Circle with Billy Howerdel, Josh Freese, Troy Van Leeuwen and Maynard James Keenan. She contributed to the albums ‘Mer de Noms’ and ‘Thirteenth Step’.

Lenchantin left A Perfect Circle to join Billy Corgan’s Zwan with Jimmy Camberlain, Matt Sweeney and David Pajo.

Her next band was the all-girl group The Chelsea with Melissa Auf der Mauf (Hole), Samantha Maloney and Radio Sloan.

Paz has played in Queens of the Stone Age’s ‘Songs for the Deaf’ and Melissa Auf der Maur’s solo album.

She now joins The Pixies with Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering. Lovering said, “We are really looking forward to playing with her on these dates. Working with different bass players is very new for the band, but we’re having a great time doing it.”

Lenchantin will perform her first show with The Pixies in Toronto on January 15, 2014.

The Pixies 2014 dates

JANUARY
15 Massey Hall, Toronto, ON CANADA (Fidlar)
16 Metropolis, Montreal, QC CANADA (Fidlar)
18 Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA (Fidlar)
19 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY (Fidlar)
21 New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ (Fidlar)
22 Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT (Fidlar)
24 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA (Fidlar)
25 Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA (Fidlar)
26 Strathmore, Washington, DC (Fidlar)
29 National Theatre, Richmond, VA (Fidlar)
31 Durham PAC, Durham, NC (Cults)

FEBRUARY
1 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC (Cults)
2 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN (Cults)
4 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA (Cults)
6 Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO (Cults)
7 LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH (Cults)
8 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI (Cults)
9 Rivera Theatre, Chicago, IL (Cults)
11 Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO (Cults)
13 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO (Best Coast)
14 Belly Up, Aspen, CO (Best Coast)
15 The Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, UT (Best Coast)
17 Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA (Best Coast)
18 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA (Best Coast)
19 Schnitzer Auditorium, Portland, OR (Best Coast)
21 Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA (Best Coast)
22 San Jose Civic, San Jose, CA (Best Coast)
23 The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV (Best Coast)
24 Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ (Best Coast)
25 Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM (Best Coast)
27 Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX (Best Coast)
28 South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX (Best Coast)

MARCH
1 Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX (Best Coast)
29/30 Lollapalooza Chile, Santiago, Chile

APRIL
1 Rock’n’Fall, Montevideo, Uruguay
1/3 Lollapalooza Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
3/5 Festival Estereo Picnic, Bogota, Colombia
5/6 Lollapalooza Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil

MAY
29/30 Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain

JUNE
6/7 Primavera Sound, Porto Portugal
8 Field Day, Victoria Park, London, UK
15 Northside, Arhus, Denmark
20 Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Holland
20/22 Hurricane, Schessel, Germany
20/22 Southside, Neuhausen, Germany
25 Inmusic, Zagreb, Croatia
29 Marley Park, Dublin, Ireland (with Arcade Fire)
30 Live at the Marquee, Cork, Ireland

JULY
5 Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
6 Beauregard, Herouville-St. Clair, France

Watch their brand new video for ‘Another Toe In The Ocean’ here:

Paz Lenchantin, Pixies, Noise11, Photo Paz Lenchantin of The Pixies

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