March 1, 2010 16:39

Pavement kick off reunion tour in New Zealand

Reunited band play first show together in over a decade

Pavement kick off reunion tour in New Zealand
Pavement have played their first show in over a decade, taking to the stage at Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand tonight (March 1).

The band – who have been rehearsing around 40 songs for their forthcoming tour – played hits from across their career at the gig, with tracks including 'Stereo', 'Shady Lane', 'Fight This Generation' and opener 'In The Mouth A Desert', according to the Cause = Time blog.

Guitarist Spiral Stairs recently gave fans an insight into the band's rehearsal on his blog.

"We recently had two good weeks of practice in Portland [Oregon]," he explained. it was the first time some of us had been in the same room together for close to 10 years. I think we all were a little nervous. It started off pretty rough, except for our drummer who probably practised the most.

"But... by the time we had finished, most of the 40-plus songs we had rehearsed were sounding pretty good. We're really looking forward to the year ahead and seeing all the fans out there digging the music makes it all worthwhile."

Pavement will now head to Australia, Japan and the US before playing their first UK shows this May.

Pavement played:

'In The Mouth A Desert'
'Trigger Cut'
'Elevate Me Later'
'Shady Lane'
'Father To A Sister Of Thought'
'Rattled By The Rush'
'Perfume-V'
'Summer Babe'
'Kennel District'
'Silence Kid'
'Range Life'
'Unfair'
'Stop Breathin''
'No Life Singed Her'/'442'
'Fight This Generation'
'Date W/IKEA'
'Box Elder'
'Grounded'
'Gold Soundz'
'Here'
'Give It A Day'
'Cut Your Hair'
'Stereo'
'Spit On A Stranger'
'Conduit For Sale!'

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