Posted in music | tour dates on September 18, 2009

Pavement

There was one. Then two. Now three! Will there be four?

Tickets to the newly-added, third (September 23, 2010) show are on sale now.
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Comments (90)

what the FUCK!

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:30 PM

They suck

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:31 PM

Yes!!

oops. I meant to say "who cares?"

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:32 PM

LOL

WHAT A FUCKING JOKE.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:33 PM

People are only pretending to like this band.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:34 PM

Mercury Lounge link is up!

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:34 PM

this seriously is the cash cow tour.

ive seen pavement 5x since the crooked rain tour with GBV...i couldnt press the button and buy my tickets.

$100 for 2 tickets, a year later, in a shit venue that could suck if it rains...the band will be playing all summer elsewhere...

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:34 PM

12:34pm


THIS x9999999

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:36 PM

40 bucks is a bit steep for me. Too bad, they are great in concert. But outside I dont think the sound is as good for any band. Really, you could just sit outside the perimeter.

I mean honestly Pavement sounds as good or better than as any of the so called hot bands now.

You have to ask yourself, though, what is it about ACDC that kicks all their asses?

Posted by sockpuppet | September 18, 2009 12:37 PM

I'm assuming it isn't one of those presales where they release ALL of the tickets? And if it isn't, I don't understand why the hurry to put them all up.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:37 PM

They are doing it for the fans and by fans i mean money and by money i mean they suck

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:37 PM

i read in the farmer's almanac that it might rain that tuesday and wednesday, so the thursday show looks like the best bet.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:39 PM

what does that mean, mercury lounge link? what does that mean???

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:40 PM

SHAME on them for selling tickets for a show a year away. Just when you thought the music business could not get more pathetic.

Posted by WhoTheFuckCaresWhoMalkmusIS | September 18, 2009 12:40 PM

Ticket prices are already droping! First show went from 189 on stub hub to 169! Victory is in reach!

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:41 PM

Opener just announced!

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:41 PM

You people are ridiculous. It's fucking Pavement. Pony up or shut up.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:41 PM

I mean in theory this could be a good thing because with inflation the tickets will be worth more in a year.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:42 PM

A fourth show will be added. This is worse than the last play at Shea Billy Joel business!

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:42 PM

i can't believe ben lee is opening...

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:42 PM

Ben Lee? Serioiusly where did you see that?

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:44 PM

the band i haven't even started yet is opening.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:45 PM

ben lee is great.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:49 PM

Ben Lee is dead. Died while filming "Game of Death."

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:51 PM

why are people pissed? as long as you get to see them? this isn't going to be the FINAL show of theirs, since they have a tour and festival dates in the works etc.

if anything it will mean that cheap CL tix will be available at the last minute from scalpers who overbought.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:51 PM

12:45- victory

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:57 PM

how did bowery not get these shows??

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:58 PM

first a year in advance, now 3 shows- this is crazy

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 12:59 PM

no age is opening third show. it's on their website

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:00 PM

animal collective is opening 1st night - mgmt 2nd night and 3rd night is yo la tengo

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:05 PM

Hootie opens, all three dates

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:09 PM

Just to set the record straight, none of those bands are opening. However I am happy to announce that NYC noise legends LIVE SKULL will be opening on one of these shows (original line-up).

Posted by Bob N | September 18, 2009 1:10 PM

I think it's sort of decent they're staggering out the sales like this. That way people who sign on later in the day will also have a chance to score tix.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:12 PM

A year from now, people will be hard pressed to get half price for these on craig's list.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:15 PM

Yup, just go to the events the day of and people will almost be giving away tickets.
Here is the funny thing.. Most of these people going to these shows didn't even know this band existed when they were together. Its not a good or bad thing.. Its just a curious thing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:21 PM

ATP

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:25 PM

Spandau Ballet to open.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:29 PM

It's Brandon Lee, not Ben Lee, that's opening.

Posted by andy | September 18, 2009 1:30 PM

"A year from now, people will be hard pressed to get half price for these on craig's list."

you are simply wrong. i agree that tickets won't be hundreds of dollars but if you don't think you'll be able to sell your tix for at least face value you have no clue. this is a beloved band that has a ton of new, younger fans that never saw them and everyone is going to want to go and check it out. which is great, it'll be fun and i am looking forward to this a lot, as are thousands and thousands of other new yorkers.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:31 PM

Jon Fucking Secada opening all three nights.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:32 PM

"They are doing it for the fans and by fans i mean money and by money i mean they suck"

yes

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:35 PM

Haters will be outside the gates wishing they were inside.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:37 PM

"i agree that tickets won't be hundreds of dollars but if you don't think you'll be able to sell your tix for at least face value you have no clue."

I'd say 'just wait, you'll see' but who the hell will remember in a year!? :-)

But....just wait, you'll see. This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen when it comes to concert tickets. I can guarantee they'll be hundreds of tickets available for far below face. That happens with virtually any show that's sold months in advance, let alone a year. And we're not talking about the fucking Beatles either, they're not really that good.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:38 PM

these comments are making me really really excited that you typically snarky assholes will not be at this show to "irony" things up for the rest of us. wahoo!

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:39 PM

A reformed Nirvana will open, with Dan Boeckner.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:39 PM

these comments are making me really really excited that you typically snarky assholes will not be at this show to "irony" things up for the rest of us. wahoo!

Posted by Anonymous | September 18,

I couldn't agree more! Who cares if the show is a year away? It's freaking Pavement. Just be happy you'll get to see them play live again. Relive 1995.

Some of you people are way too caught up in yourselves.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:44 PM

Yeah - it's so awesome! It's soooooo expensive and such a long time away that most of you jobless halfwits will be ankle deep in piss at some dump in Bushwick talking over the latest Brooklyn 'project' who compose and perform solely on Speak and Maths or some such BS. And I will actually be able to listen to Pavement.

So long, dipshits!

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 1:53 PM

>>"these comments are making me really really excited that you typically snarky assholes will not be at this show to "irony" things up for the rest of us. wahoo!"


Oh, I'll be at the show. But I'll get tickets for face value - at the very most!!! - and actually choose the night that's most convenient at the time. You'll be crying when you find that you have to work, or it's raining. See you then (if you can make it).

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:01 PM

Hmmm, no - I have a real job. Regular hours. You know, 9 AM to 5 PM? And it doesn't involve cleaning anything or making change or 'serving' anyone. I will be free to see Pavement that evening. Thank you for your concern, though. And if you start saving your tip money now, maybe you'll be able to afford that face value ticket.

Good luck, 2:01!

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:13 PM

right, because shows that sell out immediately usually end up being empty. There has been a number of times when I didnt buy tickets for a band I wanted to see because I didnt have money at the time or it was too far in advance and every time ended up being bummed that I didnt just buy them when I had the chance. plus just think, in a year from now when grunge and 90s alt rock is the new electro-clash or whatever, you will have herds of new NYU students currently living in wyoming or some shit jumping on stubhub with daddy's credit card to snatch these up

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:18 PM

people who knowingly post misinformation are bad people. they're not true friends.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:19 PM

I kinda wish they'd announced all the shows together. I got 4 tickets, but would much rather have 4 tickets for the night that is my birthday!!! Still pavement rules. Down with the haters.

Posted by clairepetrol | September 18, 2009 2:19 PM

it sounds like people in Brooklyn are cheap. A total of $53.75 per ticket to see one of the greatest bands of the 90's in one of the most famous parks on earth ain't too bad in my opinion.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:21 PM

ur all bonerfaces. pavement defined my youth. pavement>animal collective/crystal castles/whatever else kids are listening to these days.


Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:28 PM

2:21 - the voice of reason.

Seriously, if you saw Pavement the first time around and $50 is too expensive for you in 2009, what have you been doing for the past 10 years? Posting comments on the internets?

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:29 PM

to the asshole that attempted to say something about comparing Pavement to ACDC...
fucking please stop with fucking ACDC, there is no comparison: Pavement = completely original and alt-rock pioneers for their time in the 1990s. ACDC = the one song they know how to play over and over again for 30 fucking years making incredible amounts of money from the dipshit jersey meatheads who care b/c they don't know shit.

People need to stop pretending they can differentiate one ACDC song from the next!!

Pavement rules and I'll be at all three shows next year, but I am not about to spend so much money now when I don't know if I (or they, for that matter) will even be alive then.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:30 PM

Whether you see the Pavement reunion or not, you'll still die alone.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:31 PM

just goes to show that Pavement are bigger than whatever you sniveling shits think..

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:31 PM

i just paid $65 + fees to see the pixies. $8 for a burrito. $10 for smokes. $200 for a hooker. $50 for pavement sounds like a steal. Just sayin.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:33 PM

People who think there will be tickets for less than face are insane.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:33 PM

malkmus = money grubbing whore. and he's completely entitled to make money of his music. god forbid musicians make income from performing. stop complaining about the price of tix.....otherwise just stick to Todd P shows starring shitty bands like Real Estate and Vivian girls.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:38 PM

2:30- That logic is faulty. If you're not going to be alive a year from now, you're also not going to be upset about the money you spent on the Pavement show you can't go to. You'll be dead, and you can't spend money when you're dead. Think about it and buy while you still can.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:39 PM

also real estate and vivian girls are great bands.
hope they open all three dates.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:44 PM

I am so freaking excited for these shows. Pavement in Central Park... seriously awesome.

Posted by cd | September 18, 2009 2:45 PM

i wonder if this means ibold will no longer be working behind the bar at great jones. he's a pretty kickass bartender.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:51 PM

i am buying a lot of tickets to all the shows. i am going to hoard them and make alot of money reselling them. this will be better than the stock market.

Posted by scalpt | September 18, 2009 2:54 PM

pavement makes music for wall st. their values suck. pothead, crack, alcoholic trust fund babies who lost all their money invested in stocks and now have to "work" again. meh.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:55 PM

what if the world ends before 9/21/10, can i get my money back?

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 2:56 PM

pavement makes music for wall st. their values suck. pothead, crack, alcoholic trust fund babies who lost all their money invested in stocks and now have to "work" again. meh.

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what you know couldn't fill a thimble...

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 3:04 PM

@3:04, try to avoid words like 'thimble,' it may confuse your target.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 3:07 PM

what i know about pavement you wish you knew 2:56, 3:04 and 3:07. all you idiots shut up!

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 3:12 PM

^^ told

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 3:14 PM

Then Pavement must be super-popular in W'brg, eh 2:55?

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 3:15 PM

pavement was w'brg before w'brg was w'brg.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 3:17 PM

Hey, 2:55 - you're late for your job @ the Subway on Bedford. I'll be by later for my free macadamia nut cookie. Make my sandwich!

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 3:22 PM

""I have a real job. Regular hours. You know, 9 AM to 5 PM? And it doesn't involve cleaning anything or making change or 'serving' anyone."

Hey, asshole, there are a lot of good honest people not as lucky as you out there scraping out livings as waiters or cashiers. You're a miserable fucking jerk, I hope you drop dead before this concert.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 3:31 PM

Railing against hipster values on BV is like talking shit about water on a boat

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 3:33 PM

Dear Anonymous September 18, 2009 2:29 PM,

It's pronounced "teh internetz," stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 3:37 PM

i just got my nine inch nails reunion tickets for 2017. 50 bucks + 137.00 convenience fee. thanks myticketoverlord.mom.

i heard yeah yeah yeahs break up in 2013 and reunite in 2020 after losing all their money in the economic judgement day circa 2018. hope they don't play Terminal 11, that venue sucks BALLSSSS

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 3:39 PM

^^ creativity is back for a hot minute on BV comments

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 3:41 PM

2:21 PM "greatest bands of the 90's"

To me, "greatest bands" and "the 90's" don't go together. Kind of like Jumbo Shrimp.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 3:57 PM

Well I thank you for putting up the added dates, got my tickets, always wanted to see them but missed my one chance back when.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 4:02 PM

4th show is up. get it while it lasts

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 4:02 PM

Aw shit. Friday announced!

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 4:02 PM

@3:57 PM -There were a lot of great bands in the 90's.
Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, NIN. I'd also include STP and Blind Melon,and Oasis.
It's not an oxymoron, you're just a moron.

If you ever tune to Lithium on Sirius, it is just 90's alternative, and it is a great station.

Posted by The Mighty KC | September 18, 2009 4:03 PM

This whole presale thing is stupid because a ton of people are buying these new dates' tickets forgetting that its ONLY THE PRESALE, and if you really wanted to go to the other days, then you can just wait for the general on-sale.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 4:10 PM

You enjoy your Satellite radio, Mighty KC - it will last about as long as your list of "great bands" that are dead, dying or not worth the annals of history to remember

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2009 4:10 PM

God, I read this site and look at the comments people post and hate my fucking music-obsessed peers.

Anyone under 30 was probably listening to Matchbox 20 when Pavement were making their sweet-ass Gold Soundz. They've probably never even heard early Pavement and even if they did, they wouldn't REALLY think it's good because everyone knows who they are. I mean, come ON. Mainstream? They didn't move from Illinois to Williamsburg for THAT.

And anyone over 30 is going to die sooner than the annoying, sneering fucks above and needs to come to terms with the fact that they're no longer the ones sneering at old folk rubes because they ARE the old folk rubes.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, everyone SHUT THE FUCK UP.

Posted by Jenny | January 12, 2010 4:54 AM

Concerts in Central Park are the best! I heard from a lot of people that 3rd Pavement band is good!

Posted by soakaway | May 9, 2010 3:32 PM

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