Friday, September 25, 2009
On September 15, 2009, Brooklyn Vegan reported that Pavement are scheduled to perform multiple benefit show dates in New York City's Central Park beginning on September 21, 2010. Official statements by the band, label, venue and promoter were released on September 17, 2009 confirming the reunion. The announcement included one concert in Central Park and the promise of a tour, but said that the reunion may only be a one-off event. It said, "Please be advised this tour is not a prelude to additional jaunts and/or a permanent reunion." Tickets for the first Central Park concert sold out in two minutes, leading to the announcement of three more shows at the same venue.
Really guys!? REALLY?! Well fuck yeah then! We all heard the rumors swell up and then die again via Malkmus' relentless sarcasm. But now, alas, it is true and yours truly may finally get to see the band that was the soundtrack basically for my teenage formative years. And one of the only bands that stuck with me (or anyone else really) from that era of music. That is, assuming they make it to the west coast...
Sorry to anyone who reads this - or doesn't anymore - for the lack of posts and this page resembling some sort of Rock & Roll Obituary. I will keep up when I can from now on