If you’re one of those who finds news of Pavement‘s reunion too good to be true and are waiting for a rep from the band to come out and completely blow up the report that September 21, 2010 will be the days of all days, we got news for you.
Worry no more… the reunion has now been confirmed by the band!
Its been a long time coming, guitarist Scott Kannberg said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. I think in the back of our minds, we always thought wed do something again. But we never really talked about it until the last couple of months. Its come together fast.”
He went on: “Steve [Malkmus] and I just had a conversation on the phone, and wed never talked about it before at all. Weve talked over the years, but the subject never came up. Then our agent asked us about these New York shows, so we went around to everybody in the band, and they said, Yeah, the time is right If everybodys ready to do it, then well do it and see what happens. There was no real impetus it just kind of happened naturally.”
So far, according to Kannberg, the only confirmed date is the aforementioned Central Park show on September 21, 2010. However, he did not rule out the possibility of more dates, nor an appearance at this year’s Coachella. “Anything that happens in the future is in the future, he explained.
And the future has never looked so grand. T-minus 369 days!
Update: Tickets go on sale tomorrow! A pre-sale begins at 10:00 AM EDT on Friday, September 18, 2009 (password is ZOWEE), while general on-sale is slated for 10:00 AM EDT on Friday, September 25, 2009. Ticketmaster will be the outlet.
Update, Redux: There will be a tour in 2010. All over this fine globe.