Sonic Youth Reschedule ATP, Plan Benefit
As first tipped here over the weekend, the first-ever U.S. edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival has been postponed from Oct. 19-21 to March 15-17. The event will still be held on the campusAs first tipped here over the weekend, the first-ever U.S. edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival has been postponed from Oct. 19-21 to March 15-17. The event will still be held on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles; all tickets for the October shows will be honored for the new dates. Sonic Youth was to curate and perform at the festival, along with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Television, and Stereolab, among others.
"Personal travel anxieties, a complete halt to ticket sales, and a general sense of unease due to the unpredictability of the Bush/Taliban conflict are the primary factors of our decision to postpone," Sonic Youth said in a statement. "Additionally, a sense of responsibility towards our children at this time for an environment of stability and reflection is indeed a priority."
In the meantime, additional details have been finalized for a Sunday (Oct. 7) benefit concert at New York's Bowery Ballroom, featuring Sonic Youth and Television's Tom Verlaine. Proceeds from the show will benefit Asociacion Tepeyac de New York, a not-for-profit organization that will aid Mexican and other Latino immigrants affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Funds will also be set aside for the disaster relief fund of the New York Womens' Foundation.
As previously reported, Sonic Youth is working on its next Geffen/Interscope album at its own Echo Canyon studio in downtown Manhattan, as well as a soundtrack for the film "Demonlover."