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Indie rock fans' prayers were finally answered Monday night in Auckland, NZ. Yep, it really happened: Pavement reunited for their first live concert in more than 10 years.

At the 1,600-capacity Town Hall, the quintet -- guitarist, vocalist Stephen Malkmus; guitarist Scott "Spiral Stairs" Kannberg; drummer Steve West; bassist Mark Ibold; and multi-instrumentalist Bob Nastanovich -- kicked off their world tour, which hits Australia and Japan before heading stateside this spring for fests like Coachella and Sasquatch!

The band rocked through a 25-song set -- which they refined during two weeks of rehearsals in Portland, OR -- including plenty of tracks from SPIN's dream setlist: show-opener "In the Mouth a Desert," from the band's 1992 full-length debut Slanted and Enchanted, Wowee Zowee gem "Grounded," and Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain standouts "Cut Your Hair," "Gold Soundz," and "Range Life."