Pavement Announce 2022 Reunion Tour for the UK & Europe
Pavement, widely renowned as one of the most popular and influential bands to come out of the American underground in the last three decades, today announce a reunion tour in the UK & Europe for the fall of 2022.
The dates will see the classic lineup of Stephen Malkmus, Scott “Spiral Stairs” Kannberg, Mark Ibold, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West play their first shows since 2010. Kicking off in Leeds on October 17, Pavement will touch down in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester, culminating the UK leg with a four night residency at the Roundhouse in London. They will continue to dates in Paris, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Aarhus, Bremen, Berlin, Brussels, Amsterdam and Dublin. A full itinerary and on-sale times can be found below. Tickets will be available HERE.
As previously announced, Pavement will also headline ES Primavera Sound Barcelona & Porto 2022.
Pavement released five era-defining albums – Slanted And Enchanted (1992), Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994), Wowee Zowee (1995), Brighten The Corners (1997) and Terror Twilight (1999) – before disbanding in 1999. The band’s 2010 reunion saw them play four sold out benefit shows in New York’s Central Park, host a sold out four night residency at London’s Brixton Academy, and top the bills of worldwide festivals including Roskilde, Primavera Sound and Pitchfork Festival.
What went down during the intervening decade? A fair amount of fantasy sports, probably. Pavement also saw a b-side, ‘Harness Your Hopes’, turn into an improbable algorithmic “hit” on digital platforms. The band’s catalog – previously split between Matador, Domino, Drag City, and Treble Kicker and now represented worldwide by Matador – has seen a myriad of incarnations and bonus material unearthed, including career-spanning 2010 compilation Quarantine The Past, 2015 rarities collection A Secret History, Vol 1, deluxe editions of the band’s first four studio albums, and a 2019 picture disc commemorating the 25th anniversary of WoweeZowee.
The music remains untouchable, and the future shrouded in mystery. More worldwide reunion dates? A celebration of one of the band’s canonical and not-yet-reissued LPs? More news to follow…
Pavement 2022 Tour Dates:
Thu 2/6 2022 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound
Fri 10/6 2022 Porto, Portugal NOS Primavera Sound
Mon 17/10 2022 Leeds, UK O2 Academy Leeds #
Tue 18/10 2022 Glasgow, UK Barrowland Ballroom #
Wed 19/10 2022 Edinburgh, UK Usher Hall #
Thu 20/10 2022 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo #
Sat 22/10 2022 London, UK Roundhouse #
Sun 23/10 2022 London, UK Roundhouse #
Mon 24/10 2022 London, UK Roundhouse #
Tue 25/10 2022 London, UK Roundhouse #
Thu 27/10 2022 Paris, FR Le Grand Rex *
Sat 29/10 2022 Copenhagen, DK Vega +
Sun 30/10 2022 Oslo, NO Sentrum Scene *
Mon 31/10 2022 Stockholm, SE Cirkus *
Wed 2/11 2022 Aarhus, DK – VoxHall +
Fri 4/11 2022 Bremen, DE Pier 2 +
Sat 5/11 2022 Berlin, DE Tempodrom +
Mon 7/11 2022 Brussels, BE Cirque Royal +
Tue 8/11 2022 Amsterdam, NL Royal Carré Theater *
Thu 10/11 2022 Dublin, IE Vicar Street ^
# go on-sale Saturday, September 11th at 10 AM BST
+ go on-sale Friday, September 10th at 11 AM CEST
* go on-sale Friday, September 10th at 10 AM CEST
^ go on sale Friday, September 10th at 10 AM IST