Yes, the band is reuniting and playing in New York a mere 369 days from now, and if you want a ticket, those go on pre-sale tomorrow at 9 a.m. Nashville time (password: ZOWEE). They will apparently cost $38.50 before fees.
But wait, there's more!
The Matablog reports today that there will indeed be a tour:
After years of speculation, the most important American band of the 1990's is returning to the stage, with the lineup of Mark Ibold, Scott "Spiral Stairs" Kannberg, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West reuniting for dates around the world in 2010. Please be advised this tour is not a prelude to additional jaunts and/or a permanent reunion.
OK, Pavement is coming to a town near us if we live near a big town. We live near a big town. We live in a big town! Oh, but bands always skip us anyway. So, neverminding for a moment that whole wedding party show at The 5 Spot that was a lot of fun but not a full reunion, what are the chances that Pavement is going to play Nashville?
With that very question in mind, I emailed Pavement drummer Steve West, because he is the only member of Pavement whose email address I have, and asked him about the big get-back-together. His reply: "I am looking forward [to] sharing my 2009 batch of moonshine with band members and show attenders. See you at the still, West."
A-ha! See? Either Steve West invited me to his house to drink moonshine, or the band is going to play Nashville on the big tour! At least, I think that's what that means. Let's start needlessly speculating about the venue!