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Sonic Youth Closes South American Tour

Sonic Youth closed out their South American tour with an epic performance at the SWU Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this week.

It was the last scheduled show for the indie stalwarts for now, as plans beyond the tour are uncertain with the recent separation of Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon.

Moore is staying quite busy, as he kicks off a romp across Europe to close out the year in support of his 2011 album Demolished Thoughts.

In 2012, Moore also has a a string of dates planned back in the United States, beginning with a night at the Arena Theatre @ Wadsworth Museum of Art on Jan. 28.  On two of the U.S. shows, Moore will again share a bill with Kurt Vile.

Sonic Youth nation can catch the band’s entire Brazilian performance in the three-part series below:

Thurston Moore 2011-12 tour dates:

11-20 Easthampton, MA – Flywheel Arts Collective (performing Psychic Hearts)
11-27 Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory
11-28 Glasgow, Scotland – The Arches
11-29 Leeds, England – Brudenell Social Club
11-30 Manchester, England – The Ritz
12-02 London, England – Union Chapel
12-03 Minehead, England – ATP Festival (performing Psychic Hearts) *
12-04 Cologne, Germany – Week-End Festival
12-05 Berlin, Germany – Volksbuhne
12-06 – Munich, Germany – Munchner Kammerspiele
12-07 Ferrara, Italy – Teatro Comunale
12-08 Rome, Italy – Auditorium Parco della Musica
12-09 Milan, Italy – Teatro Dal Verme
12-10 Zurich, Switzerland – Moods / Kilbi Im Exil
12-11 Paris, France – La Gaite Lyrique
12-12 Amsterdam, Netherlands – De Duif
12-13 Ghent, Belgium – Vooruit Concertzaal
01-28 Hartford, CT – Arena Theatre @ Wadsworth Museum of Art
01-29 Burlington, VT – First Unitarian Church
01-30 Portland, ME – SPACE Gallery
01-31 Somerville, MA – Somerville Theatre ^
02-02 New York, NY – Lincoln Center’s American Songbook
02-03 Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
02-04 New Hope, PA – New Hope Winery
02-05 Washington, DC – Black Cat ^
02-07 Durham, NC – Duke Performances @ Reynolds Industrial Theatre
02-08 Atlanta, GA – The Goat Farm
02-10 Dallas, TX – Texas Theatre
02-11 Austin, TX – St. Davids Church

* with Tall Firs
^ with Kurt Vile

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