Pavement member says there’s a ’50/50′ chance band will reform for Stephen Colbert’s new TV show

Band have allegedly been invited to perform on the new-look 'Late Show' in September

Pavement‘s Bob Nastanovich has confirmed that there could be a possible reunion in the works, revealing that the group have been invited to perform on Stephen Colbert’s new US TV show.

Colbert, the former host of The Colbert Report, takes over from David Letterman as the new Late Show host in September.

Now, speaking on a podcast, Nastanovich has claimed there’s a “50/50” chance the band will take Colbert up on the offer.


“Pavement’s supposed to play,” Nastanovich said. “If we can get it all together, we’ve been invited to play on the new Colbert show in like September. So that might be cool. Hopefully it’ll come off, right now it seems kind of 50/50”.

He added: “I don’t even know what we’re gonna play or anything like that, but they invited us to do it a few weeks ago and we’re trying to schedule it all out. Everyone else in my band, they’ve got kids and stuff.”

Listen to the full podcast below.

Pavement originally split in 1999 but reformed in 2009 for a reunion tour the following year. They disbanded again at the end of their tour commitments.

Back in February, it was revealed that Stephen Malkmus rejected his former Pavement bandmates’ offer to reunite. In an interview on the Kreative Kontrol podcast, bandmate Nastanovich revealed that Malkmus was not interested in their pitch for a reunion. “It did not float. It was a failed attempt,” Nastanovich said.


Pavement will release a new compilation album, the first in a new series of retrospective releases, in August.

Having promised that “great news is coming soon” back in April, ‘The Secret History Vol 1’ will be released on August 14 via Domino.

The first of five upcoming compilations, the LP will consist of 30 tracks from the era of their debut album ‘Slanted And Enchanted’. The tracklist includes B-sides, unreleased session track, John Peel session recordings and live renditions dating back to 1992.