Pixies is an American alternative rock
band which formed in Boston, Massachusetts, United States in 1986. They consist of Charles (Black Francis
) Thompson IV (vocals, guitar; also known as ''Frank Black
''), Kim Deal
(bass, vocals), Joey Santiago
(guitar) and David Lovering
(drums). The band officially split in 1993 and reunited in 2004. They went on hiatus in 2007, with each band member pursuing projects of their own, only to reunite in 2009, with the announcement of a new tour commencing in Europe that summer.