Lee Ranaldo and the Dust Announce North American Tour Behind Upcoming Album

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust Announce North American Tour Behind Upcoming Album
Legendary Sonic Youth six-stringer Lee Ranaldo has unveiled a fall North American tour schedule with his backup band the Dust that will support a forthcoming, to-be-detailed LP.

Matador, who will drop the as-yet-unnamed album sometime in October, revealed the tour itinerary, which is split up in two legs in October and December. In between, the band will be making the rounds over in Europe.

Canadian shows have been set up at Toronto's Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on October 11 and at Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret on December 7. You can see the North American schedule down below and the European dates over here.

Though details are slim on the LP so far, Matador notes that this is the first proper album from Ranaldo and the Dust, and the name change reflects a "more band-oriented approach and sound."

The band also features Sonic Youth skinsman Steve Shelley, double-bass player Tim Luntzell and experimental guitarist/composer Alan Licht. The LP follows Ranaldo's 2012 effort Between the Tides and the Times, on which Licht and Shelley also performed.

Tour dates:

10/8 Hudson, NY - Club Helsinki
10/9 Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall
10/11 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
10/12 Detroit, MI - Trinosophes
10/13 Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
10/14 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
10/15 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
10/17 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's
10/18 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room*
10/19 Lawrence, KC - The Bottleneck*
10/20 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird*
10/22 Nashville, TN - Exit/Inn
10/23 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
10/25 New York, NY - The Bell House
12/6 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
12/7 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
12/8 Seattle, WA - Barboza
12/11 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
12/13 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo

* with Built To Spill