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Sonic Youth giddy up on out West

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    Opting to stay on the road, Sonic Youth, everyone’s favorite lords and lady of alternative tuning, added seven new shows to their current trek, which supports their well-received Matador debut The Eternal. The new dates will pit Thurston Moore and company against the musical purgatory that is the west coast.

    They’re not only talented innovators, but also clever travel planners, too. Instead of sweating it up in the hellacious summer landscape, the group will enjoy a rather sunny autumn as they hit up markets in Arizona, California and Texas in roughly late September and early October.

    Before heading due West, however, the Youth will be headlining a couple of gigs, including the Twilight Festival in Missouri and Tokyo’s Summer Sonic. For those of you from Minehead in the UK (all three of you), the band will also be featured at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas in December.

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    Tickets for select dates will be available via Ticketmaster.com.

    Sonic Youth 2009 Tour Dates:
    07/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Music Festival
    07/31 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
    08/02 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
    08/07 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic
    08/09 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic
    09/25 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre
    09/26 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
    09/28 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
    09/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
    10/01 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
    10/02 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
    10/04 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
    10/21 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
    10/22 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
    10/25 – Paris, FR @ Palais des Congres
    12/04 – Minehead, UK @ ATP Nightmare Before Christmas
    12/05 – Minehead, UK @ ATP Nightmare Before Christmas
    12/06 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street

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