Sonic Youth will launch its summer tour with a June 13 show at legendary New York rock club CBGB, marking its first appearance at the venue since 1992. The group's new studio album, "Rather Ripped," w
Sonic Youth will launch its summer tour with a June 13 show at legendary New York rock club CBGB, marking its first appearance at the venue since 1992. As previously reported, the group's new studio album, "Rather Ripped," will be released the same day via Geffen.
In addition to support from Tall Firs, Be Your Own Pet and Awesome Color, the tour will feature the debut of former Pavement bassist Mark Ibold. He will be filling the role vacated by producer/multi-instrumentalist Jim O'Rourke, who played a role in Sonic Youth's prior three studio albums before opting out for "Rather Ripped."
In addition to seven support dates with Pearl Jam, Sonic Youth will also appear at the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee, Lollapalooza in Chicago and the Kuyahoga Festival in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, this summer. More dates will be added to the itinerary.
As previously reported, Sonic Youth principals Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, plus their daughter Coco on shakers, will also appear May 9 on the season finale of the WB drama "Gilmore Girls," performing an acoustic version of the "Rather Ripped" track "What a Waste."
Here are Sonic Youth's tour dates:
June 13: New York (CBGB)
June 14: Philadelphia (Starlight Ballroom)
June 15: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
June 17: Asheville, N.C. (Orange Peel)
June 18: Manchester, Tenn. (Bonnaroo)
June 19: Atlanta (Earthlink Live)
June 21: Tulsa, Okla. (Cain's Ballroom)
June 23: Austin, Texas (Stubb's BBQ)
June 24: Dallas (Gypsy Ballroom)
June 26: Lawrence, Kan. (Liberty Hall)
June 27: Denver (Gothic Theatre)
June 29: Missoula, Mont. (UM Theatre)
June 30: Seattle (Moore Theatre)
July 3: Sacramento, Calif. (Empire)
July 4: Reno, Nev. (Reno Hilton)
July 6: Las Vegas (MGM Grand; w/ Pearl Jam)
July 7: San Diego (Cox Arena w/ Pearl Jam)
July 9-10: Los Angeles (Forum w/ Pearl Jam)
July 13: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl w/ Pearl Jam)
July 16, 18: San Francisco (Bill Graham Civic Auditorium w/ Pearl Jam)
Aug. 3: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
Aug. 5: Chicago (Lollapalooza)