Saturday, November 30, 2013

One Kim, two Kims gone: Pixies dismiss Shattuck

Kim Shattuck will no longer be playing with the Pixies. (Sean T. Rayburn)

Here's the deal: Kim Shattuck has been sacked from her duties as the Pixies' touring bass player.

On her Facebook page yesterday, Shattuck wrote: "Super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today. Amazing experience. Looking forward to focusing my attention back on the Muffs and our upcoming new album. All the best to everyone."

Shattuck replaced original bassist Kim Deal in January 2013 and played her first gig with the band on Sept. 6 in Los Angeles. Shattuck currently sings and plays guitar for the Muffs and previously played bass for the Pandoras (1985-90).

According to a Dec. 9 press release, Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, ZWAN, The Entrance Band) will be joining the Pixies as touring bassist for the North American, South American and European summer concerts.

“We are really looking forward to playing with her on these dates,” said drummer David Lovering. “Working with different bass players is very new for the band, but we’re having a great time doing it.”

The band's upcoming North American tour is set to begin Jan. 15 in Toronto. There are already six sold-out shows on the 33-date tour.

The band recently completed a 17-date, sold-out European tour, which began in Vienna, Austria, on Nov. 1 and finished with a pair of dates at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England, on Nov. 24-25.

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