After 10 Years Bassist Paz Lenchantin Leaves The Pixies

Former Band of Skulls Bassist Emma Richardson to Join Pixies' Line-up to take her place

After 10 Years Bassist Paz Lenchantin Leaves The Pixies

Former Band of Skulls Bassist Emma Richardson to Join Pixies' Line-up to take her place

Bassist Paz Lenchantin, who joined the Pixies in 2014, has exited the band to concentrate on her own projects. Said the band in a statement today, “We’re grateful for Paz’s many contributions, and wish her all the very best going forward.” 

Paz took to social media with this statement: It has been a dream of dreams these past 10 years to have been accepted as a Pixie by the band and by fans, and an honor to have contributed to a vital musical legacy.  I look forward to their continued support and encouragement of my future projects and wish them the best.

Bassist Emma Richardson

With Pixies scheduled to hit the road on March 8 to kick off their sold-out UK/European “Bossanova X Trompe Le Monde” headline tour, the band will welcome bassist Emma Richardson. Richardson, previously bassist for the British group Band of Skulls, will make her worldwide debut with Pixies on that first night. On May 31, she will make her North American debut as a Pixies’ bassist when the band launches its North American co-headline tour with Modest Mouse and Cat Power. Pixies plans to return to Europe and the UK this summer before heading out to Auckland and Australia with Pearl Jam at the end of this year.

Pixies’ UK/Europe/North American/Auckland and Australian tour dates are as follows:

Europe: Bossanova x Trompe Le Monde Shows


8  Olympia, Dublin, IRE  – SOLD OUT

9  Olympia, Dublin, IRE – SOLD OUT

10 Olympia, Dublin, IRE – SOLD OUT

12 Albert Hall, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT  

13 Albert Hall, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT

14 Albert Hall, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT

16  Kentish Town Forum, London – SOLD OUT

17  Kentish Town Forum, London – SOLD OUT

18  Kentish Town Forum, London – SOLD OUT

20  Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL – SOLD OUT

21  Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL – SOLD OUT

22  Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL – SOLD OUT 

25  L’Olympia, Paris, FR – SOLD OUT 

26  L’Olympia, Paris, FR – SOLD OUT

27  L’Olympia, Paris, FR – SOLD OUT

North America: Pixies, Modest Mouse & Cat Power


31  Firefly Distillery, Charleston, SC – SOLD OUT


1  PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC 

2  Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN           

4  Cadence Bank Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA             

5  Andrew J Brady Music Center, Cincinnati, OH 

8  Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON

9  Place Bell, Laval, QC

11  Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH 

12  TD Pavilion at the Mann, Philadelphia, PA 

14  Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD 

15  Forest Hills Stadium, Queens, NY            

16  Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA

18  Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI

19  Huntington Bank Pavilion, Chicago, IL 

20  Surly Brewing Festival Field, Minneapolis, MN – SOLD OUT

22  Breese Stevens Field, Madison, WI

23  Vibrant Music Hall, Waukee, IA  

24  Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO

26  Germania Insurance Amp, Austin, TX 

27  Toyota Music Factory, Irving, TX

28  Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR

30  Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Denver, CO

Europe: Summer


24  Razzmatazz, Barcelona, ESP – SOLD OUT 

26  Low Festival, Benidorm, ESP –  FESTIVAL                                   

28  Noches Del Botánico, Madrid, ESP – SOLD OUT

30  Lété Au Chateau, Salon-de-Provence, France – SOLD OUT


1  OpenLucht Theater Goffert, Nijmegen, Netherlands – SOLD OUT

2  OpenLucht Theater Goffert, Nijmegen, Netherlands – SOLD OUT

4  Ronquieres Festival, Braine-le-Comte – FESTIVAL

5  Lokerse Feesten, Festen, Belgium – FESTIVAL

7  den Atelier, Luxembourg – SOLD OUT

8  Musik Im Park, Schwetzingen,Germany                           

10  Forum Karlin, Prague, CZ                       

13  House of Culture, Helsinki, Finland – SOLD OUT

14  House of Culture, Helsinki, Finland – SOLD OUT

16  Parkenfestivalen, Bodø, Norway – FESTIVAL

17  Pstereo Festival, Trondheim, Norway – FESTIVAL

20  O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland – SOLD OUT

21  Piece Hall, Halifax, UK – SOLD OUT

23  All Points East, London, UK – FESTIVAL

24  Victorious Festival, Portsmouth, UK – FESTIVAL

27  Galway Airport, Galway, IRE                       

28  Custom House Square, Belfast, IRE – SOLD OUT

29  RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin, IRE                

With Pearl Jam


8 Go Media Stadium, Mt Smart, Auckland, NZ  – SOLD OUT

10 Go Media Stadium, Mt Smart, Auckland, NZ      

13 Heritage Bank Stadium, Gold Coast, Queensland, AUS – SOLD OUT

16 Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, AUS – SOLD OUT

18 Marvel Stadium,  Melbourne, AUS                      

21 Giants Stadium, Sydney, AUS – SOLD OUT

23 Giants Stadium, Sydney, AUS                       

Bass Magazine   By: Bass Magazine