Pavement @ Fox Theater, Pomona 4/15/2010

Last night Pavement readied themselves for Coachella, playing their first U.S. reunion-tour show, a 31-song set at the Fox Theater in  Pomona, CA. The Middle East opened, but people were there for Malkmus & Co. (People like Britt Daniel, Rob Pope,  and Bradford Cox, fresh off their Kimmel appearance.) According to other folks in attendance, the band were in good spirits, smiling and rocking out accordingly — Malkmus was more pumped than at the usual Jicks show. At one point Spiral Stairs asked the crowd if they were happy to be there, noting he was happy to be there, too. You should be happy as well when you take a look at these photos and salivate on the setlist. (Quarantine The Past was well represented, but they weren’t afraid to wander from the script.)

“Silence Kit”
“Ell Ess Two”
“Give It A Day”
“Frontwards”
“No Life Singed Her”
“Father To A Sister Of Thought”
“Rattled By The Rush”
“Kennel District”
“In The Mouth Of A Desert”
“Shady Lane”
“Unfair”
“‘Spin On A Stranger”
“Grounded”
“Two States”
“Range Life”
“Perfume-V”
“Gold Soundz”
“Fight This Generation”
“Summer Babe (Winter Version)”
“Cut Your Hair”
“The Hexx”

“Date W/IKEA”
“Trigger Cut”
“Stop  Breathing”
“Starlings Of The Slipstream”
“Box Elder”
“Here”

“Stereo”
“Zurich Is Stained”
“Loretta’s Scars”
“Conduit For Sale”

They’ve written a shitload of good songs … You have plenty of chances to catch them, including a new date at the end of September at the Hollywood Bowl featuring Sonic Youth and No Age (tickets go on sale Sunday, 5/2).

04/18 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
05/04 – Dublin, Ireland @ Tripod
05/05 – Glasgow, UK @ The Barrowlands
05/07 – Paris, France @ Le Zenith
05/08 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
05/10 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
05/11 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
05/12 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
05/13 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
05/15 – Minehead, UK @ All Tomorrow’s Parties
05/18 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
05/19 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra
05/20 – Prague, CZ @ Palac Akropolis
05/21 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena Vienna
05/22 – Munich, Germany @ Muffathalle
05/24 – Rome, Italy @ Atlantico
05/25 – Bologna, Italy @ Estragon
05/28 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Club 09
05/30 – Seattle, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
06/19 – Toronto, ON @ Olympic Island
06/25 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
07/04 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
07/18 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival
08/12 – Oslo, Norway @ Oya Festival
08/14 – Gothenberg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
09/09 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
09/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
09/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
09/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
09/18 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
09/21 – New York, NY @ Rumsey Playfield/Central Park
09/22 – New York, NY @ Rumsey Playfield/Central Park
09/23 – New York, NY @ Rumsey Playfield/Central Park
09/24 – New York, NY @ Rumsey Playfield/Central Park
09/26 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
09/30 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

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