Pavement to headline Pitchfork Music Festival 2010

on January 11, 2010, 7:25pm

Two of independent music’s biggest names will join forces this summer. As Consequence of Sound has learned, the recently reunited lo-fi rock outfit Pavement has been tapped to headline the 2010 edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival. Official details are still forthcoming, but the Chicago based music festival is expected to take place in mid-July.

The appearance marks the band’s second confirmed U.S. festival appearance for 2010. Following a slew of dates across New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Europe, and the United Kingdom, Pavement will perform at the Sasquatch! Music Festival, set to take place from May 29-31 in George, Washington. A full North American tour is expected to be announced in the weeks ahead.

Update: According to a Pitchfork spokesperson, “the festival can only acknowledge its proposed dates of July 16-18, 2010. We are still working on the important details of ticket price, on sale date and, of course, line up. Any information at this time concerning these aspects would be premature.”

We should also note that in a recent interview with Jeffrey Lee Puckett of the Louisville Courier-Journal, the band’s percussionist, Bob Nastanovich, made note of the forthcoming appearance. “The vast majority of venues will be far larger than any they used to play, but none are expected to be in Louisville. Chicago’s Pitchfork Festival will likely be the closest; the only non-festival U.S. dates announced so far are the late September shows in Central Park [in New York],” Mr. Puckett wrote.

Pavement 2010 Tour Dates:
03/01 – Auckland, NZ @ Auckland Town Hall
03/04 – Sydney, AU @ Enmore Theatre
03/06 – Victoria, AU @ Golden Plains
03/07 – Adelaide, AU @ Thebarton Theatre
03/08 – Perth, AU @ Metro City
03/10 – Brisbane, AU @ The Tivoli
03/12 – Melbourne, AU @ The Palace
05/04 – Dublin, IE @ Tripod
05/05 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
05/07 – Paris, FR @ 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
05/14 – Minehead, UK @ All Tomorrow’s Parties
05/15 – Minehead, UK @ All Tomorrow’s Parties
05/16 – Minehead, UK @ All Tomorrow’s Parties
05/18 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
05/19 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
05/20 – Prauge, CZ @ Palac Akropolis
05/21 – Vienna, AT @ Arena
05/22 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
05/24 – Rome, IT @ Atlantico Live
05/25 – Bologna, IT @ Estragon
05/27 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
05/29-31 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
09/21 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage
09/22 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage
09/23 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage
09/24 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage

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