Kim Deal Quits The Pixies, Rest Of The Band Wishes Her Well

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(Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

(Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Founding Pixies bassist Kim Deal has left the band. Remaining members Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering officially announced her departure on Friday (June 14) through the Pixies Facebook page.

“We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies,” reads the statement. “We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best.”

Deal, who is currently on tour with her other band, the Breeders, has yet to comment. She joined the Pixies at the band’s inception in 1986, releasing four albums together between 1988 and 1991.

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