Thurston Moore Taps Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine Members For New Band

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 08.04.14 in News

Earlier this year, Sonic Youth’s sloppily designed news site revealed that Thurston Moore was releasing a new record through Matador. Due out September 23, The Best Day was described as “a collection of songs both ravaging and thoughtful. Sweet, deadly and furthering the wild style TM exhibited all through Sonic Youth and beyond.”

To help Moore connect the dots between his back catalog, the self-produced sessions were split between last year’s Chelsea Light Moving lineup (Samara Lubelski, John Moloney and Keith Wood) and the aptly named Thurston Moore Band, which is rounded out by My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe, Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, and UK guitarist James Sedwards. Now we’ve got word that the group will play their first gigs in Europe this month, with a North American tour to follow this fall, including dates alongside Sebadoh.

Check out a full breakdown of Moore’s upcoming itinerary below — including a few solo/one-off collab stops — along with footage of Moore playing a new song with Sedwards and Shelley…

Thurston Moore tour dates:
8/6 London, UK – Cafe Oto #
8/7 London, UK – Cafe Oto *
8/15 Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop ^
8/16 Hamburg, Germany – Dockville Festival ^
8/17 Berlin, Germany – Lido ^
8/18 Bielefeld, Germany – Forum ^
8/19 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ocii ^
8/21 Portugal – Paredes De Coura Festival ^
8/23 Pully-Lausanne, Switzerland – For Noise Festival ^
8/24 Paris Rock en Seine ^
8/29 Birmingham, AL – Moseley Folk Fest (solo 12-string set)
9/4-5 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival ^
9/7 Toronto, ON, Canada – Riot Fest ^
9/12 Victoria, BC Canada – Rifflandia ^
9/14 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest ^
9/20 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Book Festival (reading)
10/3 Vancouver, BC Canada – Biltmore Cabaret %
10/4 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s %
10/7 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall %
10/8 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium %
10/10 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex %
10/11 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room ^

# with John Edwards and Adam Gołębiewski
* with Caspar Brotzmann
^ with Thurston Moore Band
% with Thurston Moore Band, Sebadoh