have officially announced former A Perfect Circle
bassist Paz Lenchantin
as the latest addition to their lineup and a replacement for recently fired Kim Shattuck
Lenchantin was confirmed as a touring member for upcoming worldwide concert dates along with a note from David Lovering
, saying, "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."
The band will embark on upcoming tour on January 15, kicking off the trek in Toronto and ultimately hit the stage in a total of 33 cities on three continents. You can check out the full itinerary here
As for Shattuck, the bassist confirmed her firing on November 29 via Facebook, noting, "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."
Back in June, original bassist Kim Deal
confirmed she was out of the group. The latest Pixies studio effort, EP release titled "EP1
," dropped on September 2 as pretty much the band's first fresh material in two decades.