Widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Thurston Moore has announced that along with his performance at Melbourne Festival, he will also be headlining shows around the country, showcasing his intimate, brooding and beautiful solo work.
Being a founding member of New York seminal art rock outfit Sonic Youth in 1981, Moore has earned a reputation as one of the most respected and virtuous musicians around, be it in a solo setting, or otherwise. Moore will be piecing his setlist together using tracks from his most recent release Demolished Thoughts as well as all the other hits composed throughout his solo career.
Demolished Thoughts saw Thurston team up with long-term friend and collaborator Beck Hansen in the production booth. The 2011 release has seen the musician tour the world relentlessly, with Australia waiting patiently for our turn.
You can view the full Melbourne Festival 2012 lineup here.
Thurston Moore – October Australian Tour
Friday, 26 October 2012 – Sydney – Hi Fi
Saturday, 27 October 2012 – Brisbane – Hi Fi
Monday, 29 October 2012 – Adelaide – The Gov
Tuesday, 30 October 2012 – Perth – Rosemount Hotel
Thurston will also perform at Hamer Hall as part of Melbourne Festival: www.melbournefestival.com.au
Demolished Thoughts is out now through Remote Control