Pavement to reunite, tour in 2010

"this tour is not a prelude to additional jaunts and/or a permanent reunion."

Well, considering the countless legacy-tarnishing reunion LPs out there, perhaps that's for the best.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, guitarist Spiral Stairs explained how the reunion happened: "Steve [Malkmus] and I just had a conversation on the phone, and we'd never talked about it before at all. We've talked over the years, but the subject never came up. Then our agent asked us about these New York shows, so we went around to everybody in the band, and they said, 'Yeah, the time is right if everybody’s ready to do it, then we'll do it and see what happens.' There was no real impetus-- it just kind of happened naturally."

The only confirmed date at this point is September 21, 2010, at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. (Pre-sale starts tomorrow with general tickets on sale September 25.) Spiral Stairs told Rolling Stone that a few big time gigs may be in order, too: "There's festivals and stuff that we're talking to, like Coachella," he said.

After a few weeks of rumors and innuendo, we have official confirmaiton that '90s indie rock band and lo-fi pioneers Pavement will reunite and tour next year.

Matador, the band's record label, announced it all in a blog post this morning:

"Mark Ibold, Scott 'Spiral Stairs' Kannberg, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West [are] reuniting for dates around the world in 2010."

Here's the rundown: No new albums/recordings are planned (yet)

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