After a few months of hinting and teasing, Pavement have confirmed their comeback with two reunion shows.
Long hailed as one of the most celebrated bands in indie rock history, co-founders Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg put the band back together in 2010 for an extensive tour – a comeback that marked the end of a ten-year hiatus.
Since then, however, all members of the band have moved back into their individual working patterns, apart from when Malkmus and Kannberg joined forces to play a few select songs at Kannberg’s 50th birthday.
Now though, we’re pleased to put all the speculation to bed. Pavement are back. Announced during this year’s Primavera Festival in Barcelona, Pavement will play Primavera Porto with two performances next year.
Find the official announcement below.
In the latest episode of the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast, Malkmus has seemingly confirmed that speculation when describing the chances of a reunion as “realistic.”
Brian Hiatt, hosting the podcast, asked Malkmus: “If you’d have to rank the chances of Pavement playing together again, where would you put them,” to which the Pavement man responded: “You know, realistic. Anything’s possible.”
Malkmus continued: “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.”