photos by Matthew Eisman
Pavement @ Summerstage, Thursday, 9/23/10
Jacob Ganz: Hi Matthew. How was the show [Thursday night]?Who else is going to all five NYC shows? Counting Matthew, I know of at least two. I knew three, but one of them sold their tickets to the rainy night after scoring some tickets to see Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Monster Island. They could have actually done both but didn't want to take the chance (Jen Pelly did take the chance and saw both shows that night) (not that four out of the five shows isn't impressive).
Matthew Perpetua: This was the weird night.
MP: The night in Williamsburg was good, but kind of an off night. The first Central Park show was just wonderful, they were as on as they possibly could be: Great moods, playing as well as you could hope for. Dream Pavement show. The second show was the rainy night, and was kinda dramatic and I think there was a real intensity to the audience because of the weather conditions. Tonight was the one where they were kinda tired, odd moods, a bit sloppier, definitely just kinda weird and goofy.
MP: I've liked that all the shows have been different types of Pavement shows, and I'm glad one of them was like this.
JG: How many times have you seen them play now?
MP: I saw six shows in the original run, and I'll see six in the reunion tour.
MP: So as of tonight, it's 11. And I've seen Malkmus solo or with the Jicks many times over, and I've heard dozens of live bootlegs.
After NYC, Pavement heads down to play the free Virgin Fest at Merriweather Post Pavillion, stops in Atlanta, Texas and LA, and then ends it all (or do they?) at the Matador 21 Festival in Vegas. (and actually, are there any scheduled shows after that? I can't find any, but thought I maybe saw one announced for overseas).
UPDATE: I knew I saw other dates get announced. They are in Brazil and Argentina and happening in November (thanks Hiro).
All dates and more pictures from last night's Rumsey Playfield show (including the setlist again), below...
Pavement - 2010 Tour DAtes
Friday September 24 New York, NY Rumsey Playfield/Central Park
Saturday September 25 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavillion - Virgin Free Fest
Sunday September 26 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
Tuesday September 28 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek
Thursday September 30 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl w/No Age, Sonic Youth
Friday, October 01 Las Vegas, Nevada - Matador 21
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1stSaturday November 20 Sao Paulo, Brazil Playcenter
Pavement: 12:00am - 1:00am
Sonic Youth: 10:40pm - 11:30am
Fucked Up: 9:35pm - 10:15pm
Chavez: 8:30pm - 9:10pm
Guitar Wolf: 7:30pm - 8:10pm
Monday November 22 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park