Pavement Confirms Reunion Rumors
Pavement will reunite for a self-described “one-time-only tour” in 2010. According to the group’s label Matador, “After years of speculation, the most important American band of the Nineties 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.”
As of press time, the band’s only confirmed date is a September 21, 2010 performance at New York’s Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. A pre-sale begins at 10:00 AM EST on Friday, September 18, 2009—one year and three days before the show. The announcement confirms numerous rumors that began circulating after a handful of indie music websites caught wind of the high-profile reunion.