Pixies Wrap Reunion Tour, Prep DVDs

By | December 21, 2004 at 12:00 AM

New York – The Pixies wrapped their reunion tour Saturday with two shows at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, capping a trek that lasted nearly eight months and saw them play to sold-out audiences across the world.

While it’s unclear if the influential alt-rock band plans to attempt a follow-up to its last studio album, 1991’s “Trompe le Monde,” which came out a year before it went on hiatus, there is new product on the way. A film crew followed the tour throughout the year for a documentary DVD. A separate DVD is also in the works culling on-stage footage.

“I have collected film from about six or seven full concerts which we plan to edit for a compilation concert DVD,” Pixies manager Ken Goes told Billboard.com. “There is a possibility that these two DVDs will be combined into one double-disc set, but that is not yet confirmed.”

No release date has been finalized.

Goes said there are no plans for a corresponding live album since authorized soundboard recordings of many of the 2004 shows were sold via outlets such as DiscLive.

Group members will also be devoting time to other projects. Frontman Frank Black plans to release two separate albums of material recorded this year in Nashville with session musicians such as Stax guitarist Steve Cropper and the Band’s Levon Helm. Negotiations for the release of the first set, “Honeycomb,” are in progress with spinART, which has issued Black’s past several projects.

In addition, bassist Kim Deal plans to record a new album with the Breeders, which will be the group’s first release since 2002’s “Title TK.”