Reunited Pixes To Warm Up For Coachella With North American Tour

Legendary alt-rock pioneers The Pixies are currently in a SoCal rehearsal space working together for the first time since disbanding in 1993. According to a statement posted on 4AD's official website, The Pixies will kick off an 11-city "warm up" tour of North America in April. This will be the first time the band has toured together since 1992's ZOO TV extravaganza in support of U2. The "warm up" trek will wrap with the band's co-headlining slot alongside Radiohead and Kraftwerk at Coachella on May 1. The Pixies will then head overseas for a European tour between May 28 and July 10.

Two commercial releases are in the works from Pixies camp as well. No release dates have been set as of yet, but a best of CD and retrospective DVD are on the way from 4AD/Beggars Group. The 23-track CD, dubbed Wave of Mutilation, runs (almost) chronologically tapping all your Pixie faves, as well as a couple of B-sides, the live favorite "Into The White," and a cover of Neil Young's "Winterlong."

The DVD, simply entitled Pixies, contains over two and half hours of material divided into four sections - Live, Videos, On The Road, and Gouge. The Live section features the complete set from the Pixies' 1988 gig at London's Town And Country Club in support of Throwing Muses. The Video section contains all eight of the rarely seen promo videos "Monkey Gone to Heaven," "Here Comes Your Man," "Velouria," "Dig For Fire/Allison," "Head On," "Alec Eiffel," and "Debaser." On The Road is an intimate, back-stage and behind-the-scenes collection filmed mostly on the band's 1989 European tour.

The last section, Gouge, is a documentary which traces the Pixies story and includes interviews with Bono, David Bowie, Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood, PJ Harvey, Tim Wheeler, Graham Coxon and Alex James of Blur, Fran Healy of Travis and Damon Gough, better known as Badly Drawn Boy.

Wave Of Mutilation tracklisting:

01. "Bone Machine"

02. "Nimrod's Son"

03. "The Holiday Song"

04. "Caribou"

05. "Broken Face"

06. "Gigantic (single version)"

07. "Vamos (Surfer Rosa version)"

08. "Hey"

09. "Monkey Gone To Heaven"

10. "Debaser" (Doolittle version)"

11. "Gouge Away"

12. "Wave Of Mutilation"

13. "Here Comes Your Man"

14. "Tame"

15. "Where Is My Mind?"

16. "Into The White"

17. "Velouria"

18. "Allison"

19. "Dig For Fire"

20. "U-Mass"

21. "Alec Eiffel"

22. "Planet Of Sound"

23. "Winterlong"

Reunited Pixes To Warm Up For Coachella With North American Tour