As internal struggles cloud the uncertain future of Sonic Youth, guitarist Lee Ranaldo has decided to pursue brighter prospects on his own: Ranaldo will embark on a solo tour this spring, where he'll be joined by other, less estranged-from-one-another friends. He'll play two shows in New York this April with Disappears, who have added Ranaldo’s Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley to their lineup on drums and recently released the first single, “Replicate,” from their upcoming album Pre-Language. Then Ranaldo will join M. Ward on tour in May.

Ranaldo's new solo album, In Between The Times And The Tides, is due out on March 20. [via Consequence of Sound]


April 7—Mexico City, MX—Indie-O Fest
April 17—Ithaca, NY—The Haunt (with Disappears)
April 18—Albany, NY—Valentines (with Disappears)
May 5—Portland, ME—State Theatre (with M. Ward)
May 6—Burlington, VT—Higher Ground (with M. Ward)
May 7—New Haven, CT—Toad’s Place  (with M. Ward)
May 8—Boston, MA—House of Blues (with M. Ward)
May 11—New York, NY—Webster Hall (with M. Ward)
May 12—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer (with M. Ward)
May 13—Washington, D.C.—9:30 Club (with M. Ward)
May 15—Durham, NC—Page Auditorium (with M. Ward)
May 16—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre (with M. Ward)
May 17—Atlanta, GA—Buckhead Theatre (with M. Ward)
May 22—Chicago, IL—Vic Theatre (with M. Ward)