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Sonic Youth reschedules West Coast tour dates

September 9, 2009 |  3:46 pm

Leeranaldo250 A bit of backhand can seem so innocent in the moment, but then bam -- next thing you know, a date for the Austin City Limits Festival is canceled and the West Coast has to wait till 2010 to see you.

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