October 15, 2011 9:51

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore announce marriage split

Band future in doubt as couple announce separation after 27 years

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore announce marriage split

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Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore have confirmed that they have split up and their marriage is over.

The rock couple released a statement yesterday (October 14) through their label Matador Records revealing that they were separating after 27 years of marriage.

The announcement has also raised doubts over the future of Sonic Youth after Matador revealed that plans for the band remained "uncertain", even though they had previously hinted they would record new material later this year.

They issued a statement on behalf of Moore and Gordon asking that people respect their "personal privacy" following the announcement, which read:

Musicians Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, married in 1984, are announcing that they have separated. Sonic Youth, with both Kim and Thurston involved, will proceed with its South American tour dates in November. Plans beyond that tour are uncertain. The couple has requested respect for their personal privacy and does not wish to issue further comment.



The band are scheduled to play five shows in South America in November as part of the tour, which could mean that the last show in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 14 could be their final ever gig.

In June, Thurston Moore told NME that the band were hoping to meet and record new material this year. "We'll just gather and see what happens," he said, when asked about the prospect of a new Sonic Youth album.

The band released their sixteenth studio album 'The Eternal' in 2009, while Moore's third solo album, 'Demolished Thoughts', came out in May of this year.

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