Thurston Moore Forms New Band With Steve Shelley, MBV’s Debbie Googe

Thurston Moore has created something resembling a supergroup for his next project. It’s called the Thurston Moore Band and he’s reunited with Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and recruited My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe and British guitarist James Sedwards. This is yet another new endeavor following his divorce from Kim Gordon three years ago. His metal group Twilight put out their final album a few months back, he released an album with Chelsea Light Moving last year, and he apparently has a new solo album coming out in September called The Best Day, though Matador has not announced any details yet. According to the official Sonic Youth website, the new band’s first performance will take place in Germany on 8/16. Check out the rest of the Thurston Moore Band’s tour dates below.

Tour Dates:
08/16 Hamburg, Germany @ Dockville Festival
08/17 Berlin, Germany @ Lido
08/18 Bielefeld, Germany @ Forum
08/19 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ocii
08/21 Paredes De Coura, Portugal @ Paredes De Coura Festival
08/23 Pully-Lausanne, Switzerland @ For Noise Festival
08/24 Paris, France @ Rock en Seine
09/04-05 Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
09/07 Toronto, ON, Canada @ Riot Fest
09/12 Victoria, BC Canada @ Rifflandia
09/14 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
10/03 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
10/04 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
10/07 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/08 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
10/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
10/11 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

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