Stephen Malkmus admits that a Pavement reunion is “realistic”
Stephen Malkmus has admitted that his wild influential indie rock band Pavement could yet again come together for another reunion.
Malkmus, who founded the band alongside Scott Kannberg in 1989, released four studio albums in ten years before they disbanded as the members moved on to other projects.
However, the band reunited for a well-received reunion tour in 2010 and embarked on a worldwide string of tour dates which included major performances at major festivals such as Coachella, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Primavera and more.
Upon the end of the scheduled tour dates, the band were adamant that it was again time to call it a day, putting and end rumours of new material. However, two years ago while speaking to Italian podcast Radio Cittá Del Capo, Kannberg hinted at the possibility of Pavement getting back together in 2019 in order to celebrate Pavement’s 30th anniversary.
Now, 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.”