Frank Black doesn't rule out a Pixies reunion tour
Frank Black says he has not ruled out the possibility of a Pixies reunion tour - and revealed the band still get together to jam.
The Pixies officially split in 1993 after recording five albums together but are still revered by critics and fans.
Black, now a successful solo artist, admits the idea of reforming the band is never too far from his mind, but he has reservations.
He told London radio station XFM: "I do dream about the Pixies reunion, I do have to say."
"It's like those schoolboy dreams when you don't do your homework and you don't study for the test, but I'm at the gig and we're hanging out, but it's an utter failure and I don't know the songs, and hardly anyone turns up for the gig and people walk out. That's what I'm afraid of, that it'd be a big, big failure."
But he added: "We might. We do get together and have private jams together, but not for public consumption."
Black has also just announced a nationwide tour with his current band The Catholics to promote their forthcoming album 'Show Me Your Tears'.
The 15-date tour opens at the Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh on September 27 and closes at the London Astoria on October 15. You can catch the Black Francis experience at these shows:
Friday 26th - Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
Saturday 27th - Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Sunday 28th - Glasgow Garage
Tuesday 30th - Leeds Cockpit
Wednesday 1st - Manchester MDH
Thursday 2nd - Liverpool Stanley Theatre
Friday 3rd - Dublin Ireland Vicar St
Sunday 5th - Sheffield Leadmill
Monday 6th - Birmingham Academy 2
Tuesday 7th - Norwich Waterfront
Thursday 9th - Bristol Fire Station
Friday 10th - Oxford Zodiac
Saturday 11th - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Monday 13th - Cambridge Junction
Tuesday 14th - Brighton Concorde
Wednesday 15th - London Astoria
DiScuss: Would Frank Black be blowing everything The Pixies ever achieved if they reformed and were an absolute stinking, steaming pool of piss? Can he still cut it? Is anything sacred?