Thurston Moore has announced a Thurston Moore Group tour supporting his upcoming CD boxset album Spirit Counsel, which comes out on September 21 via The Daydream Library Series and features "three extended compositions recorded between 2018-19" across three discs and a book.
The tour includes a NYC show on December 5 at Le Poisson Rouge, and tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/26) at 10 AM. There are also two Chicago shows, and stops in Boston, Philly, DC, Baltimore, and more. All dates are listed below.
Here's more details on Thurston's upcoming album:
SPIRIT COUNSEL is a collection of three extended compositions recorded between 2018-19. This collection represents a period of reflection on spiritual matters, collective musical friendships, and a time and space universally, without words or languages to distract from meditation.
CD 1: ‘Alice Moki Jayne’ is a new composition from noise guitar explorations honouring Alice Coltrane, Moki Cherry, and Jayne Cortez. These female partners of jazz musicians brought spirituality into the lives and music that has most inspired Thurston Moore.
12-string electric guitar army: Thurston Moore, James Sedwards, Jen Chochinov
Baritone bass truth and soul: Deb Googe
Magick drums: Jem Doulton
Electronic Wobbly love: Jon Leidecker
Engineer: Christophe Albertijn Recorded in Brussels, Belgium in 2019
CD 2: ‘8 Spring Street’ is a personal hommage to Glenn Branca, the title an address is in New York City, the apartment where Thurston first visited his mentor to rehearse.
Electric guitar: Thurston Moore
Engineer: Syd Kemp
Recorded in London, UK in 2019
CD 3: ‘Galaxies’ is an orchestral piece of music, with Moore as conductor and composer. Twelve guitarists are arranged as if one instrument, exploring the vast emotional depths present in twelve strings. Taking inspiration from a poem by Sun Ra ‘Galaxies’ ponders our place in the universe as we stare into imagery offered by satellites via space agencies.
Guitar Army: Thurston Moore, David Toop, Susan Stenger, James Sedwards, Deb Googe, Alex Ward, Jen Chochinov, Jonah Falco, Rachel Aggs, Joseph Coward, Eugene Coyne & James McCartney
Guitar technicians: Beetmol Troy and Matt Tag
Recorded in London, UK in 2018
Book: ‘SPIRIT COUNSEL’ is an artist book edited by Thurston Moore which includes photographs compiled during the process of creating the accompanying musical works and is available exclusively within this boxset.
Thurston Moore -- 2019 Tour Dates
10-14 Newcastle upon Tyne, England - Riverside
10-15 Glasgow, Scotland - Classic Grand
10-15 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club
10-18 Stoke, England - Sugarmill
10-19 London, England - ULU
10-20 Portsmouth, England - Wedgewood Rooms
10-22 Paris, France - Trabendo
10-23 Cologne, Germany - Kulturkirche
10-24 Hamburg, Germany - Grunspan
10-26 Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
10-27 Munich, Germany - Strom
10-28 Vienna, Austria - WUK
10-30 Frankfurt, Germany - Das Bett
12-03 Holyoke, MA - Gateway City Arts
12-04 Boston, MA - ONCE Ballroom
12-05 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
12-06 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
12-07 Washington, D.C. - U Street Music Hall
12-08 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
12-12 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
12-13 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle