Thurston Moore announces “Spirit Counsel Tour”

In support of the rock musician's "epic, instrumental" album of the same name

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Thurston Moore, photo by Lior Phillips

    Thurston Moore is on track to release a new album called Spirit Counsel later this summer. In support, the Sonic Youth co-founder has lined up a tour that will bring him to both sides of the Atlantic.

    The fall trek begins in October and runs through mid-December. Moore will first visit the UK and Europe, hitting cities such as Glasgow, London, Paris, Prague, and Munich. The “Spirit Counsel Tour” then continues with a series of American shows in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago.

    (Read: Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation Became a Guiding Light for Fearless Artists)

    Spirit Counsel arrives International Peace Day (September 21st) through Moore’s own Daydream Library Series label. Credited under The Thurston Moore Group, it’s said to feature “epic instrumental pieces” dedicated to folks like Alice Coltrane and Moore’s own late teenage mentor Glenn Branca. There’s also a song called “Galaxies” highlighted by 12 musicians playing 12-string electric guitars.


    Check out the experimental rocker’s full “Spirit Counsel Tour” schedule below. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, July 26th, and can be purchased here. Update — Monday, August 19th: Moore has added new dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Woodstock.

    Thurston Moore 2019 Tour Dates:
    10/14 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @ Riverside
    10/15 – Glasgow, UK @ Classic Grand
    10/15 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
    10/18 – Stoke, UK @ Sugarmill
    10/19 – London, UK @ ULU
    10/20 – Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Rooms
    10/22 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo
    10/23 – Cologne, DE @ Kulturkirche
    10/24 – Hamburg, DE @ Grunspun
    10/26 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
    10/27 – Munich, DE @ Strom
    10/28 – Vienna, AT @ WUK
    10/30 – Frankfurt, DE @ Das Bett
    12/02 – Woodstock, NY @ The Colony
    12/03 – Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
    12/04 – Boston, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
    12/05 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
    12/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
    12/08 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
    12/12 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
    12/13 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
    12/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
    12/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

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