Sonic Youth Plan Art Show Tour

Sonic Youth Plan Art Show Tour
Veteran New York grunge survivors Sonic Youth will soon prove they are art rock to the core — literally. At a swanky NYC party last week, Thurston Moore told nymag.com that the group are preparing to launch their very own art show, one that will travel the world over the next two or three years.

"We’re putting together this museum show that’s utilizing all the artists that we’ve worked with on different covers and concepts,” Moore said. "It’s going to happen in young museums… It’s going to be a lot of artwork by a lot of artists that we’ve worked with through the years, people like Chris Wool, Dan Graham, Vito Acconci.”

And not only will Sonic Youth be filling up various venues with chin-stroking works of art, but the band will also be playing live at each stop of the tour, giving artsy-fartsy crowds a chance to get a sneak peak at the band’s forthcoming album expected some time this spring.

The show is anticipated to kick off in June at Lieu international des Formes Emergentes in Saint-Nazaire, France, and followed by a date in Malmö, Sweden. However, more future stops — and more importantly North American stops — have yet to be confirmed.

Thurston Moore on visual art