Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore has announced plans for a six-date tour of the UK and Ireland this November and December, which will include a slot at the Jeff Mangum-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival.
Moore released his fourth solo album, ‘Demolished Thoughts, earlier this year. The album was produced by Beck.
Thurston Moore will play:
Dublin Button Factory (November 27)
Glasgow Arches (28)
Leeds Brudenell (29)
Manchester The Ritz (30)
London Union Chapel (December 2)
Minehead Butlins All Tomorrow’s Parties (3)
Thurston Moore is currently on tour in US and last night played the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the final resting place of Dee Dee Ramone and Johnny Ramone as well as exotica singer Yma Sumac. It is also where George Harrison was cremated.
Playing to a seated crowd from a candlelit stage, Moore was accompanied by harp, violin, acoustic guitar and drums. During the show he recalled first coming to Los Angeles in “’82 or ’81” and making friends with music critic Byron Coley, with whom he recently co-founded the record shop Feeding Tube in Northampton, Massachusetts. Moore then commented on the temperature in the venue, joking that “it’s rather warm in the boneyard”.
During the show he also spoke about hardcore punk rivalry in the 1980s and how Henry Rollins would forcefully shave the heads of kids from New York at Misfits shows.
Thurston Moore played:
‘Blood Never Lies’