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Stephen Malkmus calls chances of another Pavement reunion “realistic”

Pavement at Central Park, 2010
Pavement @ Central Park, 2010 (more by Matthew Eisman)

It doesn’t seem like the Pavement reunion was nearly 10 years ago but it was. Scott “Spiral Stairs” Kannberg has been talking about doing another reunion, potentially for the band’s 30th anniversary (which would be this year), and while it seems a little late for a tour in 2019, the possibility of the band getting back together sooner than later is now much more tangible as frontman Stephen Malkmus admits he’s open to the idea. When asked about it on the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast, he says “Anything’s possible…if there’s interest, you know, that’s always a factor. If people are really psyched about it, I’d be psyched about it too. So we’ll see.”

Meanwhile, Malkmus just wrapped up his first-ever Jicks-free solo tour for new album Groove Denied which has him playing with synthesizers and laptops in addition to guitars. He’s taking the Jicks to Spain for next week’s Primavera Sound in Barcelona, followed by a few other European shows. He’ll also be back in Europe in September for solo shows. Those dates are listed below.

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May 30 Primavera Sound, Barcelona (w/ The Jicks)
May 31 This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes (w/ The Jicks)
June 2 Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek (w/ The Jicks)
June 4 De Casino, St. Niklaas (w/ The Jicks)
June 5 Knust, Hamburg (w/ The Jicks)
June 7 Debaser, Stockholm (w/ The Jicks)
June 8 Sideways, Helsinki (w/ The Jicks)
June 11 Parkteatret, Oslo (w/ The Jicks)
June 12 Bergenfest, Bergen (w/ The Jicks)
June 14 Lille Vega, Copenhagen (w/ The Jicks)
June 15 Traumzeit, Duisburg (w/ The Jicks)
June 16 Maifeld Derby, Mannheim (w/ The Jicks)
June 18 De Kreun, Kortrijk (w/ The Jicks)
June 19 La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris (w/ The Jicks)
Sept 13 – CCA, Glasgow (solo)
Sept 14 – Whelan’s, Dublin (solo)
Sept 16 – YES (The Pink Room), Manchester (solo)
Sept 17 – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham (solo)
Sept 18 – Moth Club, London (solo)
Sept 23 – Gewolbe, Cologne (solo)
Sept 24 – Kranhalle, Munich (solo)
Sept 26 – Burg Schnabel, Berlin (solo)

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