Pavement to reform in 2010 for 'multiple shows'

Hopefully, Stephen Malkmus will leave his handcuffs at home next year
Hopefully, Stephen Malkmus will leave his handcuffs at home next year (Image credit: Jason Nocito/Corbis)

Pavement are set to reform and perform what is being described as 'multiple shows' in New York City in 2010.

According to the Brooklyn Vegan, which cites 'reliable sources,' the heralded darlings of lo-fi indie rock are planning to perform perhaps as many as four nights at NYC's Central Park Summerstage in September of that year. (Which gives you plenty of time to get your flight and hotel bookings in order.)

The sources speculate that there could be more - that the New York gigs could be part of a tour, could be the end of a tour, the middle or even the beginning of a tour.

Band might play Coachella

Apparently, the only shows that seem definite are the Summerstage appearances. It is also being tossed around that Pavement could surprise everybody and make their official comeback at Coachella in April.

Pavement, who released seminal albums such as Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain and Slanted And Enchanted during the 1990s, last played at the London Brixton Academy in 1999. At that show, frontman Stephen Malkmus had a pair of handcuffs attatched to his microphone stand. "These symbolize what it's like being in a band all these years," he told the audience.

Hopefully, he won't feel that way this time around.

How cool were Pavement? Check out their Spike Jonze-directed video for the song Shady Lane.

Joe Bosso

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