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"Sonic Youth announce their North American tour for this summer. General tickets are on sale Sat May 2. Presale tickets on sale Friday May 1. Buy Early Get Now exclusive presale tickets available April 30."

The Buy Early Get Now presale means that you pre-ordered their new album which also gets you access to early tickets for the tour. That also means you got a free recording of the band's July 4th, 2008 show in Battery Park. It will be good listening on the train up to Washington Heights (if you don't live near there) for their July 3rd, 2009 show at United Palace. Hopefully Lee has his old guitar back by then. All dates below...

Sonic Youth - 2009 Tour Dates
June 28th - Chicago, IL - Vic Theater
June 29th - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
July 2nd - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
July 3rd - New York, NY - United Palace Theatre
July 6th - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
July 8th - Richmond, VA - The National
July 10th - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theater
July 11th - Nashville, TN - War Memorial
July 12th - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Furnaces
July 13th - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
July 15th - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
July 16th - Tulsa, OK - Cain's
July 18th - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
July 20th - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
July 21st - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
July 23rd - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
July 25th - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
July 28th - Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom
July 30th - Salt Lake City, UT - Twilight Music Fest
July 31st - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
August 2nd - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater

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Comments (69)

ACL has 'confirmed' Sonic Youth...they are releasing the pic on this page: http://www.texasdillo.blogspot.com/

The Lineup is out tomorrow.

Posted by TXn | April 27, 2009 10:41 AM

I meant ACL's website
http://www.aclfestival.com/default.aspx

is releasing cartoon lineup leaks... Sonic Youth, Thievery Corp., and Pearl Jam so far.

Posted by TXn | April 27, 2009 10:44 AM

Sonic Youth in my hood. Hooray!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 11:25 AM

That SLC show will be the best one of the tour, know why? Because it's outdoors and FREE. This will be good.

Posted by liquidheaven | April 27, 2009 11:30 AM

Worst venue in the city.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 11:30 AM

"Worst venue in the city."

you've obviously never been there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 11:39 AM

I've been there and I agree, that venue sucks

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 11:46 AM

"Worst venue in the city."

"you've obviously never been there."

Actually, I have, numbnuts. The seats are so uncomfortable, they must've been made for dwarves. And the heat is oppressive, to the point where you drift into periodic sleep.

It's also a fire hazard: I was going to use the restroom, but it got so crowded that no one could move in the hallway.

Add the fact that it takes about 10 hours to get there, and you have to pass through the locals who are sitting and blocking the street, and you have the worst venue in the city.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 11:52 AM

Where the fuck is the Massachusetts date?!? C'mon, you live in Amherst, Thurston and Kim. No Northampton? No Boston? What the frig. Ruined my week.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 11:55 AM

it could be worse, you could live in Northeast OH, nothing at all comes here worth getting to excited about...

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 12:11 PM

Why are people on here always concerned about fire hazards?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 12:23 PM

b/c a fire would obvioulsy endanger the new haircut we'll debut at the show

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 12:31 PM

"Why are people on here always concerned about fire hazards?"

This post is so mind-numbingly stupid, it has to be a joke. Good one.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 12:38 PM

11:55 - Actually, they live in Northampton, not Amherst.

Also, that's what you deserve for living in the middle of nowheresville.


Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 12:38 PM

exactly. move to a real city and stop complaining. same with underage kids. come back when you're 21.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 12:41 PM

Northampton, Amherst -- It's all the same.

Also, Boston, MA is one of the country's most popular cities so asking them to play there is not asking for much, especially at the start of their tour. SY have also played many many many many times in Northampton so if you think they would never think to play there, then you suck as a Sonic Youth fan.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 12:42 PM

i live in warshington hites and I luv this venu OK>?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 12:54 PM

"i live in warshington hites and I luv this venu OK>?"

Too bad you can't spell the name of the place you live.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 12:57 PM

"Too bad you can't spell the name of the place you live."

to bad yur a jerk as in jerk chiken which I eat alot of in the hites.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 1:00 PM

"Boston, MA is one of the country's most popular cities"

Bwahaha! Typical Bostonian view of the world. You don't even blip on the radar of people who live in real cities.


Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 1:01 PM

they'll probably add a small show at a bar or the flywheel or something in MA, they usually do. it's probably just not part of this giant ticketmaster onsale. Keep an eye on their site, they list small shows on there all of the time

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 1:03 PM

I know a hipster that lives in Washington Heights. He's afraid to leave his apartment.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 1:04 PM

"to bad yur a jerk as in jerk chiken which I eat alot of in the hites."

Thanks for more mindless word-drool.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 1:06 PM

"SY have also played many many many many times in Northampton"

Then what the hell are you complaining about??? Jesus...the sense of entitlement amongst you brats is really outstanding!


Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 1:06 PM

"Thanks for more mindless word-drool."

ha lol how can I be mindless. every won has a mind some just choos not too use it. My FAV SOnic youth song is 'the Bull nammed HEather'

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 1:10 PM

"I know a hipster that lives in Washington Heights. He's afraid to leave his apartment."

Actually, this was me.

Dude- I moved.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 1:12 PM

my favorite sonic youth song is cool thing do you think they'll play it on this tour????

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 1:14 PM

180th st. and above in Washington Heights has more yuppies than Park Slope. If you've never been up there, keep your lame opinions to yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 1:14 PM

MA people calm down, they're adding a date to the Calvin in Noho.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 1:33 PM

hopefully it's not $40 like the time I almost saw new pornographers or like $60 for david byrne

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 1:35 PM

@1:01pm

Uhh, I'll be the first to admit that Boston sucks, is very square, boring, has barely any culture to it, ect. but when it comes to tour dates, they usually do get a date if the rest of the country is so no, I'm not "entitled" to anything but that's just the way it usually works. Don't ever call me a "typical Bostonian" again, you don't understand how offensive to me that is. This city sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 1:36 PM

Man, I hate when I have to go to Manhattan.

If they were still punk they would just play at Death By Audio so I could ride there on my fixie with my beard and jean short cut offs and baby blue vans authentics and my vintage tee shirt and my bike hat and my camel lights and my pabst.

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | April 27, 2009 1:50 PM

Thurston told me its a good venue.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 1:59 PM

Jandek lives in Washington Heights.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 2:10 PM

The tour got cancelled because they're not playing little ol' Boston.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 3:30 PM

The crowds in Boston suck. It's nothing but fratboys talking really loudly over the music while swilling Bud Light and starting fights and molesting girls. I hate playing in that fucking city.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 3:51 PM

Yeah, the BU, BC, Northeastern college kids, but you forgot about the generic yuppie indie kids in Boston who look like Urban Outfitters paperdolls. It's sadly amazing which shows sell out in no time in this city: MGMT, Peter Bjorn & John, even that awful Airborne Toxic Event. Basically generic poppy mainstream indie stuff. I think they just discovered Animal Collective this year. It's like a combo of whatever is Pitchfork's Best New Music + Indie pop heard on the radio and the rest is mostly awful hardcore and metal.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 3:59 PM

SY will probably play MA when its time for the kid to go back to school. They handle the Euro dates and oddball cities during the summer. They'll probably play another NY date at a better venue too. Unbunch your panties.

Posted by Mark E. Salamone | April 27, 2009 4:15 PM

I am always a bit surprised to realize that people out side of new york read bv

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 4:35 PM

The Pixies & Morphine were the last good things to come out of Beantown. Once the Rat & Deli Haus closed, forget it...the city officially stopped being culturally relevant. The whole "Allston Rock City" thing is a joke, made even more funny by the fact that the people in that scene don't even realize that it's a joke.


Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 4:37 PM

4:35pm, I find that if I want to keep up to date on the music world as it's really happening before the world outside knows about it, I have to look to the big cities like NYC and LA for that information. It's pretty discouraging that the biggest thing to come out of Massachusetts musically lately has been a synth-pop indie band that sounds like a million others before them (Passion Pit)

Posted by Mark E. Salamone | April 27, 2009 4:42 PM

3:51
If that's who's at your shows then your band probably sucks. Just sayin

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 4:42 PM

boston is for squares.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 4:58 PM

Red Sox 3, Yankees 0.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 5:06 PM

4:42 has never been to a show in Boston, quite obviously.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 5:33 PM

I thought United Palace is in Inwood, not Washington Heights.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 5:37 PM

5:06pm

Good, keep your sports team dynasties. We'll keep our good music.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 8:00 PM

5:06 have you ever been laid?

Posted by Venkman | April 27, 2009 8:11 PM

No, but please tell me all about it. It sounds fascinating.

I love how it's "our good music" when most of the people making it aren't even originally from NYC. And by claiming it as such, your anti-sports allegory fails miserably (rah rah, go home team).

Posted by 5:06 | April 27, 2009 8:42 PM

"your anti-sports allegory fails miserably (rah rah, go home team)."

um...yeah...except that almost none of the people who play on your precious sports teams are from MA either...dumbass.

Posted by Logic | April 27, 2009 8:48 PM

"I thought United Palace is in Inwood, not Washington Heights"

Does it really matter? A ghetto is a ghetto is a ghetto.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 8:50 PM

8:42pm

It doesn't matter if they're from NYC originally or not. What matters is that they had a passion and drive to better themselves, their visions and their art by moving to NYC. They at least had a motive other than money paid to them by a sports team to be there. In NYC, their art has a chance to be heard, to flourish and be shared with in a community like no other. As for your sports teams, sure a place on the Sox may do some good, but this year's first baseman whose contract is up at season's end can easily be(insert team that will pay him thousands of dollars more) new star next season. That's the difference between NYC and Boston: Bostonians are only in it for themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 9:59 PM

Please c'mon with the lame-ass "NYC is the only real city in the world and everywhere else is irrelevant" bullshit. I think NYC is a fucking joke nowadays. Maybe 20-30 years ago, but now it's like Disneyland for the hellspawn progeny of mid-to-late 80's yuppie scum spoiled by daily trips to Toys-R-Us and McDonalds playland teenage mutant ninja turtle happy meal yakety-yak bling blong malibu mall barbie bullshit.

Posted by Marty McMuffin | April 28, 2009 2:56 AM

2:56am

NYC still outputs a lot more creativity and innovation than most other big cities, you have to admit. At the same time, I understand what you mean about the cliche yuppies trouncing around these days. Brooklyn is a joke nowadays only because all the wannabe hipsters migrated there in the past 3 or 4 years at the word of a few news articles and band recommendations. You get those in any major city though. You can carve out a scene in any neck of the woods, but not all of them will last. Athens, Seattle, Amherst, Raleigh, Portland, Berlin, Williamsburg, Downtown LA. Its all the same case scenario.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 9:28 AM

NYC is practically the only thing thats good about this country.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 9:38 AM

9:38
Quit your self-serving and self-satisfying attitude and take a train or plane to other American cities. NYC is nice, but not the center or the end of the creative world. Lastly, don't forget that Boston was/is the home to Mission of Burma, Galaxie 500, other seminal bands. So even if it is not the most exciting or glamourous place, it doesn't preclude the possibility of creativity/innovation.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 3:57 PM

Now that we're done arguing about Boston, does anyone have any info about the May 1 (non-BEGN) presale?

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2009 11:32 PM

presale password is: BOSTONSUX

Posted by you're welcome | April 28, 2009 11:42 PM

Password tomorrow (5/1) is ETERNAL

Posted by Anonymous | April 30, 2009 10:45 AM

BEGN or ETERNAL both work

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2009 10:27 AM

"Boston was/is the home to Mission of Burma"

Mission of Burma is actually from Connecticut.

Posted by Anonymous | May 1, 2009 10:55 AM

Boston sucks. Done.

Posted by boston sucks | May 1, 2009 11:20 AM

"Mission of Burma is actually from Connecticut."

Sproton Layer was from Michigan.

Posted by roger miller's mom | May 1, 2009 1:29 PM

"I know a hipster that lives in Washington Heights. He's afraid to leave his apartment."

Actually, this was me.

Dude- I moved.
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Oh white people! Continue being your ridiculously scared selves and we will keep the jokes coming.

PUSSY

Posted by redpoint | May 1, 2009 5:25 PM

Actually both NYC & Boston suck. Between the Brooklyn-American Apparel carefully crafted retro ironic look & the trustafarians living in Manhattan, NYC has lost it's edge.

Every knows that Jersey is the only state that produces true artists.

Posted by New York Sucks | May 2, 2009 4:06 PM

why isnt there a stop in LA? LAME

Posted by abe vigoda sucks | May 4, 2009 2:40 AM

SO much anger on here. It is easy to be mean on the internet.

Posted by PoopooLarson | July 5, 2009 9:48 AM

nice tour dates.
but i need September and October tour dates.
can you provide me?

Thanks

Posted by watch movies | August 6, 2009 11:04 AM

all of you spend more time argueing then actually listening to music. your city sucks, my city sucks.. just shut up, go to the show...have some fun and stop complaining you spoiled brats.

Posted by dad | February 12, 2010 5:54 PM

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