Sonic Youth giddy up on out West

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Opting to stay on the road, Sonic Youth, everyone’s favorite lords and lady of alternative tuning, added seven new shows to their current trek, which supports their well-received Matador debut The Eternal. The new dates will pit Thurston Moore and company against the musical purgatory that is the west coast.

They’re not only talented innovators, but also clever travel planners, too. Instead of sweating it up in the hellacious summer landscape, the group will enjoy a rather sunny autumn as they hit up markets in Arizona, California and Texas in roughly late September and early October.

Before heading due West, however, the Youth will be headlining a couple of gigs, including the Twilight Festival in Missouri and Tokyo’s Summer Sonic. For those of you from Minehead in the UK (all three of you), the band will also be featured at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas in December.

Tickets for select dates will be available via

Sonic Youth 2009 Tour Dates:
07/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Music Festival
07/31 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
08/02 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
08/07 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic
08/09 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic
09/25 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre
09/26 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
09/28 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
09/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
10/01 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10/02 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
10/04 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/21 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
10/22 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
10/25 – Paris, FR @ Palais des Congres
12/04 – Minehead, UK @ ATP Nightmare Before Christmas
12/05 – Minehead, UK @ ATP Nightmare Before Christmas
12/06 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street