30 years after they first formed, indie-rock icons Pavement are set to reunite once again in 2020, announcing what will be their first shows in ten years.
Back in 1989, a group of Californian musicians came together to form an indie-rock collective that they dubbed Pavement. Centring around mainstays Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg (aka Spiral Stairs), the group would go on to release five albums before eventually calling it quits in 1999.
Thankfully, the group reunited in 2010, performing a worldwide tour which saw them play their first Aussie shows since 1997. However, after some strained relationships while out on the road, the group packed it in once again following an impressive 75 shows.
Just over a week ago, Stephen Malkmus explained to Rolling Stone that while a failed reunion was attempted in 2015, things were now looking up for another run from the band.
“If you’d have to rank the chances of Pavement playing together again, where would you put them?” interviewer Brian Hiatt asked.
“You know, realistic. Anything’s possible,” Malkmus responded. “If there’s interest, then that’s always a factor. If people are really psyched about it, I’d be psyched about it too. So we’ll see.”
Now, we’ve got the news that we’ve been hoping for.
Pavement: only two worldwide shows in 2020. Primavera Sound Barcelona and NOS Primavera Sound Porto. pic.twitter.com/NsDIu812Ud
— Primavera Sound (@Primavera_Sound) June 1, 2019
Announced at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival, it was revealed that Pavement are set to perform together once again 2020, with a pair of shows set to mark their 30th anniversary.
Unfortunately, if you’re keen to take part in this reunion and witness the iconic band on the live stage, you might want to start booking your flights, with the band’s “only two worldwide shows in 2020” taking place at at Primavera Sound in Barcelona and Porto next year.
At this stage, it remains to be seen whether or not this Pavement reunion will trickle into 2021, providing fans around the world with another chance to see classic hits like ‘Cut Your Hair’, ‘Gold Soundz’, and ‘Spit On A Stranger’ played live.
Of course, Billy Corgan is yet to weigh in on the whole situation, but considering Stephen Malkmus’ positive attitude for a reunion, we’re definitely hoping we might once again see the mighty Pavement on Australian shores once again.