Seminal indie-rockers Pavement have today announced the support acts of their Australian tour, with Romero set to join them for their Melbourne show.
After a decade-long hiatus, seminal US rockers Pavement will return to Australia for the first time in 12 years. Today, the five-piece has revealed the special guests joining them on their tour; Bad//Dreems in Adelaide, Floodlights in Thirroul and Sydney, Pond in Perth, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever in Brisbane and Romero for their sold out show at Melbourne’s own Palais Theatre on March 3.
Pavement 2023 Australian tour
- February 22 – Concert Hall, Perth (with Pond)
- February 24 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (with Bad//Dreems)
- February 28 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane (with Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever)
- March 1 – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul (with Floodlights)
- March 2 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (with Floodlights)
- March 3 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (with Romero)
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Recently celebrating the 30th anniversary of the seminal 1992 debut album Slanted and Enchanted, Pavement will return to Australia in the summer of 2023. As well as their headline dates, the band will also perform at ‘musical jamboree’ Tent Pole in Geelong and Hobart’s MONA FOMA.
Cut Your Hair, Range Life, Gold Soundz, Stereo, Shady Lane, Spit On A Stranger… Pavement’s enduring influence was on show when they made their long-awaited live return at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound in June 2022, more than a decade since they last reunited.
Pavement’s catalogue has seen a myriad of incarnations and bonus material unearthed, including career-spanning 2010 compilation Quarantine The Past, 2015 rarities collection A Secret History, Vol 1, deluxe editions of the band’s first four studio albums, and a 2019 picture disc commemorating the 25th anniversary of Wowee Zowee. Most recently, in April 2022 Matador Records dropped the deluxe reissue of Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal – an exhaustive 45-track compilation featuring the remastered album, B-sides, home demos, rehearsal tapes, live recordings, and even rough tracks from the band’s scrapped session at Sonic Youth’s Echo Canyon studio. April 2022 also saw the band’s first music video in 23 years, with 1999 b-side ‘Harness Your Hopes’ a viral and streaming hit, amassing 80+ million streams on Spotify to date and trending on TikTok.
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