Pavement : Coming To A Town Near You (If You Live Near A Big Town) In 2010

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(photography by Gail Butensky)

Ever since that fateful night in late 1999 when Pavement left the public eye with a final show at London’s Brixton Academy, we’ve often fantasized about the day when we could finally tell the world “yes, Brooklyn Vegan scooped us, Pavement are back.”

After years of speculation, the most important American band of the 1990’s is returning to the stage, with the lineup of Mark Ibold, Scott “Spiral Stairs” Kannberg, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West reuniting for dates around the world in 2010.  Please be advised this tour is not a prelude to additional jaunts and/or a permanent reunion.

Described in their own Wikipedia entry as having experienced “moderate commercial success”, Pavement’s catalog for the Matador, Domino, Drag City and Treble Kicker imprints has come to define in the eyes of many the blueprint for independent rock over the past generation. In spite of this, the records are still pretty fantastic, and we’re fully prepared to remind you of such with a details-to-be-determined compilation album planned for release sometime in 2010.

The first show announced is a New York performance on September 21, 2010 at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Things worked out really well when Diana Ross played Central Park in 1983, and we have no reason to suspect Pavement’s return to the live arena won’t generate similar headlines.

A pre-sale begins at 10:00 AM EDT on Friday, September 18, 2009 (tomorrow).  The password for the pre-sale is ZOWEE .  The general on-sale is slated for 10:00 AM EDT on Friday, September 25, 2009.  Please note that tickets will be available without surcharges from the Nokia Theatre box office in Times Square and from Earwax at 218 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg.

The new Spiral Stairs LP/CD/digital album ‘The Real Feel’, Scott Kannberg’s first album under the S.S. nom de plume after two Preston School Of Industry long-players, is available October 20, 2009.  Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks are playing 4 Australian shows later this month, and plan to begin recording their 5th album in the near future.

82 thoughts on “Pavement : Coming To A Town Near You (If You Live Near A Big Town) In 2010”

  1. i am so excited. please please please please come to new orleans. we are a big city full of sex, drugs, booze, and crime! lots of crime.

  2. I totally agree with Clara, Mexico isnt the prettiest country in america but please dont forget about us -i mean ME hehehe-, please come over! i cant get any tickets by TM F#ck internet!

  3. and with roni, probably you guys never read this, but its kind of a way of express the frustration im feeling right now, f#ck TM i cant buy tickets!

  4. Come back to Liverpool please the mighty Pavement. I will then don my treasured and well worn green Pevement t-shirt, bought when you visited The Lomax many moons ago. Ahh Pavement have finally re-formed, tis a glorious glorious day.

  5. While 9000’s activity-planning capabilities for visitors to nyc is unsurpassed, let’s just say I’m glad that hangover didn’t slow down his trigger-finger too much.

    Been feeling aggrieved for a good long time that “that fateful night in late 1999 when Pavement left the public eye with a final show ” was at London’s Brixton Academy and not Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. I CAN FINALLY LET IT GO.

  6. Too long to wait! GOT TO come to Louisville. GOT TO, GOT TO, GOT TO. I’m thinking somewhere around Nov. 5-6th? Breeders’ Cup, Pavement. Come on, Bob!

  7. OMG, I just bought my ticket to see Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks in Adelaide tonight and was reading articles and stumbled upon this one! *dances around the loungeroom like a maniacal lunatic*
    Oh please let them come to Australia; and more specifically ADELAIDE!!

  8. HELLO I NEED PAVEMENT TO COME TO THE SOUTH. THIS IS SERIOUS Y’ALL. PLEASE COME TO RICHMOND, ATLANTA, NC would be great but I don’t think that’s gonna happen. If New York is the last chance I have to see Pavement and I miss it, I will never forgive myself. COME ON PAVEMENT GET ON DOWN SOUTH!

  9. Yipppeee!! Pacific Northwest please!! Seattle, Portland or even Vancouver, BC would be great. You could sell out 3 shows in Seattle easily!!

  10. i see lots of requests already, so why not one more? Angkor Wat. Would have been cooler on New Year’s Eve Y2K, but better late than never…

  11. hotdamn, any more dates confirmed? i see they’re playing japan in april… hope they’re coming to europe too, even better: holland!!! otherwise i have to go to japan to see them…

  12. Please come to Texas… and not to Houston that place is a shithole … Dallas or Austin or Dallas or Austin… PLEASE!

  13. FUCK YES!
    I know Houston is lame but you must come to Houston, PLEASES!
    Seeing Pavement = Able to die a happy, happy lady. 🙂

  14. I know Houston is probly a four letter word for you guys. I wish yall would at least come to Texas.

    Yeah I wear cowboy boots and a hat from time to time..but so do you..Angel of Corpus Christi, you’re so misty, tell me what I wanna hear..

    I’m holding my breath way too long..this tunnel is a texas mile..
    Hitch hike your way from Odessa to Houston..PLEASE!!

    Or maybe Austin???

    One last goodnight to the Rock and Roll Era..

    koch’s barge

  15. Please come to Richmond or any city in Virginia…I have been waitiing for Pavement’s return since the last tour!

  16. This would definitely make my Year of 2010 if they come to Phoenix AZ. I will cross my fingers and hope for the best. Debris Slide….

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