Pavement announce European shows

By September 8, 2021 Manchester, News

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 Wowee Zowee.

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

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