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Pavement Announce 2010 Australian Tour

Written by Toby Smith on October 14, 2009

Pavement, widely renowned as one of the most popular and influential indie-rock bands of the nineties, will be returning to Australia as part of their 2010 world tour.

The original band consisting of Stephen Malkmus, Scott “Spiral Stairs” Kannberg, Mark Ibold, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West will play at select cities around Australia and at Golden Plains music festival in Victoria.

Pavement performed their last show in 1999 at London’s Brixton Academy and their last Australian show in 1998. Since then fans have been holding their breath in anticipation of a reunion show. Their label Matador Records have emphasised that the band have no plans to permanently reunite for further touring and recording.

The band will be kicking off proceedings in Sydney, followed by performances in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and wrapping up their Australian tour in Melbourne. Tickets are on sale at 9:00amon Friday October 23, 2009.

A greatest hits album will also be released to coincide with the tour.

Pavement and their musical peers including Nirvana, Sonic Youth, The Pixies and The Beastie Boys wrote the soundtrack of the slacker generation.

It’s been ten years since Pavement left the music scene. Since their split the band continued to grow in popularity with their string of nineties hits including ‘Crooked Rain’, ‘Slanted and Enchanted’, ‘Wowee Zowee’ and ‘Brighten the Corners’ becoming modern indie rock classics.

This tour is a live celebration of the band that has characterised and transformed the indie music scene with their raw and lo-fi recordings.

While Pavement have been on hiatus, Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg have been busy on their respective solo projects. Both Stephen and Scott have toured and released solo records, Stephen Malkmus under his own name, Scott Kannberg under Preston School Of Industry and most recently under his Spiral Stairs moniker.

Do not miss your chance to see Pavement – one of the world’s most iconic acts live!

– Tickets on sale 9:00am Friday 23 October –


Thursday 4 March – Enmore Theatre

Tickets available from: Ticketek or 132 849,
The Enmore Theatre Box Office, or (02) 9550 3666


Saturday 6 March – Golden Plains

Go to for more info


Sunday 7 March – Thebarton Theatre

Tickets available from: Venuetix or (08) 8225 8888


Monday 8 March – Metro City

Tickets available from: Tickets from or 1300 634 284


Wednesday 10 March – The Tivoli

Tickets available from: Ticketek or 132 849

or Rocking Horse Records ph: (07) 3229 5360


Friday 12 March – The Palace

Tickets available from: Ticketek or 132 849

Greville Records, Polyester Records (City & Fitzroy stores), The Espy Hotel and The National Hotel (Geelong).

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