Watch Pavement play their first gig in 12 years

The reunited band will head to the UK in October for a string of shows

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Pavement played their first gig in nearly 12 years earlier this week – you can watch fan-shot footage and see the setlist from the Los Angeles show below.

The band kicked off their long-awaited reunion tour, which was initially announced in 2019, with a warm-up show at The Fonda Theatre in LA on Monday night (May 23), marking their first live appearance together since November 2010.

Ahead of the show, Pavement’s Twitter account joked that it’d “been 4,198 days since our last work incident. That changes tomorrow.”


The band’s comeback set featured such songs as “Gold Soundz”, “Range Life”, “Cut Your Hair” and “Spit On A Stranger”, while fan favourites like “Here”, “Grounded” and “Summer Babe (Winter Version)” were also aired.

“Harness Your Hopes”, a 1997 B-side that has become popular on TikTok and Spotify in recent years, was also part of the setlist. You can check out fan-shot footage from the gig and the setlist (via below.

“Our Singer”
“Embassy Row” (First time since 1997)
“Black Out” (First time since 1997)
“Trigger Cut”
“Kennel District”
“Spit On A Stranger”
“Gold Soundz”
“Transport Is Arranged” (First time since 1997)
“Serpentine Pad” (First time since 1996)
“Motion Suggests” (First time since 1996)
‘Two States”
“The Hexx”
“Shoot the Singer”
“Harness Your Hopes” (First time since 1999)
“Silence Kid”
“Cut Your Hair”
“Type Slowly” (First time since 1997)
“Fame Throwa” (First time since 1993)
“Range Life”
“Folk Jam” (First time since 1999)


“Shady Lane”
“Grave Architecture” (First time since 1999)
“Major Leagues” (First time since 1999)
“Summer Babe”

“Witchi Tai To” (Jim Pepper cover, live debut by Pavement)

Pavement, who will reissue their debut album Slanted & Enchanted in August to celebrate its 30th anniversary, will play a host of UK shows in October.

You can see their upcoming tour dates below.

17 – O2 Academy, Leeds
18 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
19 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
20 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
22 – Roundhouse, London
23 – Roundhouse, London
24 – Roundhouse, London
25 – Roundhouse, London

Originally published on NME

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