Pixies Announce New Album for 2019, Plus Lead-Up Podcast

Jeff Hahne/Getty Images
Black Francis of Pixies performs at PNC Music Pavilion on July 25, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A new chapter is being written in the Pixies' legacy: The New York band announced late Wednesday that a yet-titled new album will be released in September.

The latest rendition of the group includes guitarist Joey Santiago, singer and guitarist Francis Black, drummer David Lovering and bassist Paz Lenchantin. The album will be produced by Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood, Pixies' 2016 album Head Carrier) and was written during 2018. The band recently recorded in December at Dreamland Recordings near Woodstock, N.Y. This will be the group's second album as a unit and the eighth overall Pixies studio recording.

Perhaps a sign of the times, the notoriously quiet band behind-the-scenes will accompany the project with a 12-episode podcast, giving fans some perspective into the recording process.

Starting June 27, the Past Is Prologue, Pixies podcast will debut new installments each week leading up to the album's release. Hosted and narrated by New York Times best-selling author Tony Fletcher, the series will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast, Stitcher and Google.

Watch a video teaser for the podcast below:

Prior to the new album's September release, Pixies will play shows with Weezer for a five-week arena tour, including a handful of Pixies headlining shows.

Pixies 2019 Tour Dates:
March 8 — Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
March 9 — Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
March 10 — Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
March 12 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
March 13 — Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
March 14 — Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
March 16 — Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
March 17 — Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
March 18 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
March 19 — Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
March 20 — Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
March 22 — Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
March 23 — Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
March 24 — St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
March 26 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
March 27 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
March 28 — Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
March 30 — St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
March 31 — Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
April 1 — Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Ballroom
April 3 — Billings, MT @ Alberta Bair Theater
April 5 — Nampa, ID ! Ford Idaho Center Arena
April 6 —  Portland, OR @ Moda Center
April 7 — Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
April 9 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
April 10 — Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
April 11 — Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre
April 12 — Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Event Center

THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.