Sonic Youth reschedules West Coast tour dates
Lee Ranaldo, the fuzz-loving guitarist for Sonic Youth, has fractured his wrist playing tennis, causing the band to reschedule its upcoming West Coast tour to the following new dates:
Jan. 4 -- Tucson; Rialto Theater
Jan. 5 -- Phoenix; Marquee Theater
Jan. 7 -- San Diego; House of Blues
Jan. 8 -- Pomona; Fox Theater
Jan. 9 -- Los Angeles; the Wiltern
The Santa Barbara show on Sept. 26 has also been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Refunds available at point of purchase.
In addition to a slew of European dates in October, Sonic Youth will still perform "Starpower" from "EVOL" on "Gossip Girl" come Oct. 12. Some things are just too sacred.
Ranaldo may fancy himself as the next Andy Murray, but we want him to stay as our "Teenage Riot" guitar hero forever. Speedy recovery and good rock 'n' roll health to Ranaldo and the rest of "The Eternal" crew.
-- Margaret Wappler
Photo credit: Hammer Museum