Published Oct 13, 2009When the news of the long-awaited Pavement reunion finally dropped earlier this month, it seemed a little too good to be true. And while the reunion is for sure still happening, it appears that it won't be the "back together for good" situation some people might have dreamed of.
In a recent interview with The Quietus, Pavement multi-instrumentalist Bob Nastanovich explained that the seminal indie band's reunion shows will be more of a one-off thing, adding that fans wanting to hear new material shouldn't get their hopes up. Here's an excerpt of the interview:
So I'm guessing that Pavement never had a "when hell freezes over" kind of falling out to get over like the Eagles but why are you getting back together now?
BN: No, we quit in 1999 because we were exhausted, didn't know what direction to go in and Stephen wanted to do something else. We might as well reunite. And did it take a lot of prolonged dialogue and intense meetings fueled by whisky drinking? No, our longtime U.S. booking agent Boche had dinner with Stephen in Chicago this Summer and they agreed to work on Pavement in 2010. The rest of us have always been willing.
Will you do new material?
Is this a once and once only kind of deal?
BN: I'm pretty sure that's the case.
As you can see, the Pavement reunion shows are definitely still happening in 2010, but don't expect more dates to surface after the initial tour is announced. In other words, save your Christmas money if you want to see Pavement next year, as it will likely involve scalped tickets and a plane ride.