Thurston Moore at Santos on April 7th (more by Lori Baily)
Thurston Moore

"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