Sonic Youth - Australian Tour


Date Venue Status
Sat 22 Jul, 2006 Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay
Mon 24 Jul, 2006 The Palace, Melbourne
Wed 26 Jul, 2006 Enmore Theatre, Sydney



The Frontier Touring Company is excited to confirm the return to Australia of Sonic Youth. Performing at Byron Bay’s Splendour in the Grass Festival, Sonic Youth will also headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney on their Australian sojourn this July.

Sonic Youth – comprised of Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley – have been at the forefront of alternative rock since their birth in 1981. Celebrating 25 years in existence this year – a milestone only the best can notch up – the band have retained their musical creativity, ingenuity and integrity over the course of their long and successful career.

Reviews from Sonic Youth’s last Australian tour are effervescent in their praise of the group, who have honed their live performances to a fine art throughout the years.

“The NYC rock pioneers now play at anarchic destruction with considerable slickness… Sonic Youth still shred with the very best.” Rolling Stone, September 2004

“For all intents and purposes, Sonic Youth is a rock band. But on Wednesday night they built a set that was more akin to an other-worldly symphony… At the end of 90 minutes, I may have been standing in the same place, but felt like I’d been on a round-the-world trip first class. Overjoyed, and utterly transported.” The Age, June 2004

“Unlike other great bands who burn out, split and try to recharge years down the track, there is a chemistry between the members of Sonic Youth that has been forged for so long that their shows are always drenched in gnarled excellence to the tiniest drip of every last nuance, and this show was no exception.” Inpress Magazine, June 2004

With a more than impressive back catalogue, a finely tuned live show and a new album Rather Ripped slated for release on June 3 through Geffen/Universal Music Australia, not to mention a 25 year anniversary to celebrate, Sonic Youth will be a must-see when they hit Australian stages this July. They will perform one show only in each city so fans hoping to see Sonic Youth live should get their tickets quickly!

With support from Hi God People in Melbourne and Love of Diagrams in Sydney.


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