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Thurston Moore doing “noise guitar” shows w/ Steve Shelley & James Sedwards

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Thurston Moore at Desert Daze 2017 (more by Coen Rees)

Former Sonic Youth guitarist/vocalist Thurston Moore has once again expanded his schedule of 2018 live shows. Some of his newly added dates are billed as “Thurston Moore presents New Noise Guitar Explorations,” which also include Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and Thurston Moore Group guitarist James Sedwards, and are described like this:

Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore will present new extended instrumental compositions focusing on the 12-string electric guitar focusing on noise, beauty, action, fire and love. Thurston will be joined in trio by James Sedwards (UK) on 2nd 12-string electric guitar and Steve Shelley (USA) on drums. James has been playing in the Thurston Moore Group since 2014 featured on both The Best Day and Rock n Roll Consciousness recordings. Steve Shelley has been central to the history of Sonic Youth and is featured on most of Thurston’s recorded solo output. They will incinerate and levitate all concert halls, basements, opera houses and the outdoor pavilions of the planet Earth.

One of Thurston’s “New Noise Guitar Explorations” happens at Brooklyn’s Elsehere (Hall) on November 15. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/10) at 10 AM. He also does them in Kingston, NY; New Haven, CT; and more.

Thurston will also be in residency at The Stone’s new New School location from December 4-8.

All known dates are listed, with a video of Thurston doing one of his “New Noise Guitar Explorations” in London earlier this year, below.

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Thurston Moore — 2018 Tour Dates
9/19 The Chapel San Francisco, CA*
9/27 Zebulon Los Angeles, CA*
11/2 BSP Kingston, NY%
11/3 The State House New Haven, CT%
11/12 Art Institute Chicago, IL%
11/15 Elsewhere (Hall) Brooklyn, NY%
11/9 Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN^
11/10 Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN^
12/4 The New School’s Glass Box Theatre New York, NY
12/5 The New School’s Glass Box Theatre New York, NY
12/6 The New School’s Glass Box Theatre New York, NY
12/7 The New School’s Glass Box Theatre New York, NY
12/8 The New School’s Glass Box Theatre New York, NY

* – Free Improvisation Noise Music performed by Thurston Moore & David Toop
% – New Noise Guitar Explorations w/ James Sedwards & Steve Shelley
^ – Moore at 60

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