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It’s usually best to keep busy in the wake of a break-up, and Thurston Moore has passed most of his time with new music projects. Since the end of his marriage to Kim Gordon in 2011—and Sonic Youth along with it—Thurston Moore has formed and released an album with Sonic Youth semi-surrogate Chelsea Light Moving, joined a metal supergroup, and is also reportedly working on a new solo album called The Best Day.


Thurston Moore’s latest project, simply named Thurston Moore Band, is bound to excite fans even more. Thurston Moore has enlisted Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe, and multiple-contest-winning British guitarist James Sedwards. The group is set to go on a worldwide three-month tour starting in August.

Thurston Moore Band 2014 Tour:

August 16–Hamburg, Germany–Dockville Festival

August 17–Berlin, Germany–Lido

August 18–Bielefeld, Germany–Forum

August 19–Amsterdam, Netherlands–Ocii

August 21–Paredes De Coura, Portugal–Paredes De Coura Festival

August 23–Pully-Lausanne, Switzerland–For Noise Festival

August 24–Paris, France–Rock en Seine

September 4-5–Raleigh, North Carolina–Hopscotch Music Festival

September 7–Toronto, Ontario–Riot Fest

September 12–Victoria, British Columbia–Rifflandia

September 14–Chicago, Illinois–Riot Fest

October 3–Vancouver, British Columbia–Biltmore Cabaret


October 4–Seattle, Washington–Neumos

October 7–San Francisco, California–Great American Music Hall

October 8–Santa Cruz, California–Catalyst Atrium

October 10–Los Angeles, California– Echoplex

October 11–Santa Ana, California–Constellation Room

[via Stereogum]

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