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Pavement Add More US Dates to Reunion Tour


Pavement have expanded their reunion tour yet further, adding dates across North America.

Those new dates are for May, June and September and you can see the list after the jump.

The full list of dates already announced can be found on the Matador website, including the four-night residency in May at the o2 Academy Brixton in London. Pavement release their best of compilation, ‘Quarantine The Past,’ on Mar. 8.

On Monday (Mar. 1) the Stockton, California band launched their reunion tour at the Town Hall in Auckland, New Zealand. As would be expected, the set was full of well-regarded tracks like ‘Trigger Cut,’ ‘Range Life,’ ‘Rattled By The Rush,’ ‘Stop Breathing’ and ‘Summer Babe (Winter Version),’ amongst many others. This being the age of the Internet, so many videos are floating around YouTube. The best is probably the 10 minute highlights reel found here.

On his blog guitarist Spiral Stairs said: “Last night we played our first show in over ten years. and yes we were seriously nervous! the show was great. the fans were unreal. whew… all those pavement anxiety dreams can now go away! Auckland was great. we had an amazing time the few days we were here. good weather and good people.”

The Pavement reunion was announced last September. A statement on the band’s website said, “Please be advised this tour is not a prelude to additional jaunts and/or a permanent reunion.” Last chance to see, it would seem.

The new dates are:

Sasquatch Festival, Quincy, Wash. (May 30)
Olympic Island, Toronto, Canada (Jun. 19)
Greek Theatre, Berkeley, Calif. (Jun. 25)
Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, Ill. (Jul. 18)
First Bank Center, Broomfield, Colo. (Sep. 9)
Uptown Theater, Kansas City, Mo. (Sep. 11)
Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, Minn. (Sep. 12)
Mann Center For The Performing Arts, Philadelphia. Pa. (Sep. 17)
Agganis Arena, Boston, Mass. (Sep. 18)
The Tabernacle, Atlanta, Ga. (Sep. 26)