Sonic Youth Tickets for Sale

Sonic Youth, initially comprising of guitarist / vocalists Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, guitarist / bassist / vocalist Kim Gordon and drummer Richard Edson, were formed in New York City in 1981. A product of the No-Wave music scene of the late 1970s, the group had their roots in abrasive, experimental music. In 1985 drummer Steve Shelley joined the band, and have now recorded 14 albums together, as well as many side and solo projects. Their work has been constantly challenging and innovative, and they are widely regarded as one of the most fascinating and significant bands of their time. This view has been added to by the strength of their latest record "Sonic Nurse", which also features the talents of their new fifth member Jim O'Rourke.
Sonic Youth has become musical alchemists in possession of one of rock's most sought-after formulas: how to turn nickel-string noise into golden beauty. Their magic is that of guitars--jangling, ringing, distorting, John Cage-detuned, bowed, drummed, screwdriver-jammed guitars. And from the band's aggressive tangle of menace, peace and punkish self-determination comes one of the last vestiges of true rebellion in guitar-based rock.

In 1986-88, the remarkable three-album run of E.V.O.L., Sister and Daydream Nation (1, lead Sonic Youth through the transition from noise-herding internists to rock visionaries. Then with 1990's major-label debut Goo, SY began adapting their thrift-shop noise to more accessible but still aberrant melodies.
Sorry, no upcoming events found at this time.
Sonic Youth have proved highly influential on underground rock music. They were particularly important in the growth of grunge: their 1991 tour with the then-unknown Nirvana being captured in the film 1991: The Year Punk Broke.

On their own Hoboken, NJ-based label SYR during the late 1990s and early 2000s, the band began releasing a number of records featuring experimental artists such as Jim O'Rourke, Yoko Ono, and, on Goodbye 20th Century, the works of experimental classical composers such as John Cage, Steve Reich and Christian Wolff. The band was busy working on their 2002 album Murray Street in their NYC studio during the September 11 Terrorist Attack. They were kept out of the studio for several weeks following the attacks. In 2004 Sonic Youth released Sonic Nurse on June 7.
Newsletter Sign-up

Receive our latest exclusive offers and special deals

Our Guarantee