Time to break out the cardigan sweaters and cans of PBR, because legendary indie rock band Pavement is reuniting for a 2010 tour. The group disbanded shortly after the 1999 release of Terror Twilight, which was by far their most accessible and commerical output to date. Since then, the band’s members have been recording solo projects, most notably the very fine albums by former frontman Stephen Malkmus. Only one date is confirmed so far: a September 21, 2010 gig in Central Park. Pitchfork (which owes its life to bands like Pavement) has more information:
Noted indie rock band Pavement are reuniting next year. And if you don’t believe us, maybe you’ll believe Matador, who made things very clear in a blog post this morning: “Mark Ibold, Scott ‘Spiral Stairs’ Kannberg, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West [are] reuniting for dates around the world in 2010.”
Please stop hyperventilating, you’re going to scare someone.
But before you start dreaming of awesome new Pavement albums and taking your imaginary cool-sneaker-clad kids to Pavement gigs in 2020, the post also states that “this tour is not a prelude to additional jaunts and/or a permanent reunion.” Well, considering the countless legacy-tarnishing reunion LPs out there, perhaps that’s for the best.