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Thurston Moore calls for love and non-violence on rattling new song “Cease Fire” — listen

Plus, the former Sonic Youth frontman announces a bunch of tour dates

    Today, Thurston Moore has unveiled a brand new standalone song called “Cease Fire”. The rattling rocker, whose second half is nearly made up entirely of winding guitar solos, comes with an equally compelling from statement from the former Sonic Youth frontman.

    “Guns are designed to kill and we, as non-violent human beings, are against the killing of any person or animal,” Moore says. “The song is also about the power of love, in all its freedom of choice. A power that no gun can extinguish as love will rule always. Melt down your guns and kiss your neighbor.” Stream it down below; it’s also available for free download on Moore’s official website.

    The alt-rocker’s last album was 2014’s The Best Day, and his last release was “Chelsea’s Kiss”, a song penned in support of the formerly imprisoned US solider Chelsea Manning.

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    To coincide with “Cease Fire”, Moore has also announced a batch of North American and European tour dates. He’ll be joined by Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, Sun Kil Moon), Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream), and James Sedwards (Nought, Chrome Hoof).

    Thurston Moore 2017 Tour Dates:
    03/11 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
    04/11 – London, UK @ Jazz Cafe
    05/08 – Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
    05/09 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    05/10 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    05/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
    05/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
    05/14 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
    05/17 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
    05/18 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    05/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    05/27 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
    06/12 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Lukes
    06/13 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
    06/14 – Bristol, UK @ The Lantern
    06/15 – London, UK @ Scala
    06/17 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
    06/20 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
    06/21 – Cologne, DE @ Stadtgarten
    06/26 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef
    06/27 – Nancy, FR @ L’Autre Canal
    06/28 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
    07/01 – Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
    07/04 – Dresden, DE @ Beatpol
    07/05 – Warsaw, PL @ Proxima
    07/07 – Trencin, SK @ Pohoda Festival

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