"One of the best pavement concerts ever... At the fox in pomona... 30 songs u missed it..." - SANDY EGGO

"2 encores, ALL of Slanted (pretty much), and new lyrics to The Hexx." - Karina Longworth

"Sorry Coachella. Pavement played a gazillion songs for the lifers at Fox Theater." - Scott McDonald

"Holy shit I just saw Pavement." - Brian

Pavement & The Middle East at the Fox in Pomona - 4/15/2010 (tperkins67)

"We were responsible for creating the whole suburban Williamsburg thing," Malkmus says. "You know, the Strokes to Arcade Fire." Translation: Pavement taught the indie-rock underground to love itself without sacrificing the ambivalence and irony and smarts that made it what it was. "We were skeptical of record company guys with ponytails," he adds. "The great '80s bands, the Replacements and Hüsker Dü, tried to change their sound to be on major labels; the records they made weren't terrible, but they'd lost something. We didn't want to do that." [SPIN]

Pavement played their first US reunion show, a warm up for Coachella and then some, last night in Pomona. Pavement, along with Sonic Youth and one band Mark Ibold isn't in, No Age, will return to California to share a bill at Hollywood Bowl on September 30th. Tickets for what appears to be the final show of the reunion tour go on sale Sunday, 5/2, at 10am PDT. Sunday is also the day that the band play their set at Coachella.

The full Pomona setlist and all dates below...

Sun 18 Indio, CA Coachella
Mon 10 London, ON UK Brixton Academy
Tue 11 London, ON UK Brixton Academy
Wed 12 London, ON UK Brixton Academy
Thu 13 London, ON UK Brixton Academy
Sat 15 Minehead, AD UK All Tomorrow's Parties
Tue 18 Berlin, IN DE Astra
Thu 20 Prague, UE CZ Palac Akropolis
Fri 21 Vienna, AT Arena Vienna
Sat 22 Munich, CH DE Muffathalle
Mon 24 Rome, ME IT Atlantico
Tue 25 Bologna, NA IT Estragon
Fri 28 Barcelona, NA ES Primavera Club ?09
Sun 30 Seattle/George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
Sat 19 Toronto, ON CA Olympic Island
Fri 25 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
Sun 04 Roskilde, DE DK Roskilde Festival
Sun 18 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Festival
Thu 12 Oslo, LO NO Oya Festival
Sat 14 Gothenberg, RG SE Way Out West Festival
Thu 09 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center
Sat 11 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
Sun 12 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Fri 17 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Sat 18 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
Tue 21 New York, NY Rumsey Playfield/Central Park
Wed 22 New York, NY Rumsey Playfield/Central Park
Thu 23 New York, NY Rumsey Playfield/Central Park
Fri 24 New York, NY Rumsey Playfield/Central Park
Sun 26 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
Thu 30 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl

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