Pavement To Tour U.S. After Feting Their Label

Second trek in support of Terror Twilight kicks off with Matador birthday celebration.

Old-hand indie-rockers Pavement will start their second U.S. tour in

support of Terror Twilight by saluting their longtime label.

The group, which toured the U.S. this summer, will launch the 20-date

outing by headlining the second night of Matador Records' 10th birthday

celebration in New York. The Sept. 24 show will also feature Cat Power,

Chavez and other Matador bands.

Pavement will then head down the East Coast, across the South and into

California before wrapping up in the Midwest on Oct. 16.

The band, known for its ironic distance, takes a more earnest approach

on Terror Twilight (1999), its fifth studio album, which includes

the single "Spit on a Stranger" (RealAudio

excerpt).

"We're very unguarded on this record with the voice," singer/guitarist

Steve Malkmus, 33, said shortly before the album's June release. "It's

not [about] ironic love songs."

Pavement Tour Dates:

Sept. 24; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza

Sept. 25; Towson, Md.; Recher Theatre

Sept. 26; Chapel Hill, N.C.; The Ritz

Sept. 27; Athens, Ga.; 40 Watt Club

Sept. 29; New Orleans, La.; Howlin' Wolf

Sept. 30; Houston, Texas; Fitzgerald's

Oct. 1–2; Austin, Texas; Stubb's

Oct. 3; Dallas, Texas; Trees

Oct. 5; Tucson, Ariz.; Rialto Theatre

Oct. 6; Phoenix, Ariz.; Cooperstown

Oct. 7; San Diego, Calif.; Cane's Bar and Grill

Oct. 8–9; San Francisco, Calif.; Maritime Hall

Oct. 10; Indio, Calif.; Coachella Festival

Oct. 12; Denver, Colo.; Ogden Theatre

Oct. 13; Lawrence, Kan.; Liberty Hall

Oct. 14; St. Louis, Mo.; Mississippi Nights

Oct. 15; Chicago, Ill.; Vic Theatre

Oct. 16; Cincinnati, Ohio; Bogart's