Fans of iconic alternative rock band Sonic Youth take note; founding member and guitarist LEE RANALDO is heading to our shores with his band for two exclusive shows in Brisbane and Sydney.
These performances coincide with the band’s appearance at the Melbourne Festival and see Ranaldo taking the stage with band mates and friends, Steve Shelley and Alan Licht.
The highly acclaimed artist will be touring off the back of his new album Between the Times and the Tides.
Joined by an all-star cast including Nels Cline, Alan Licht, John Medeski, bassist Irwin Menken and long-time associate Steve Shelley, the album is equal parts smart, confident and loose in a manner that recalls some of the best rock ’n’ roll… yet still sounds like a fantastic new style.
These intimate shows are sure to enthral as Lee Ranaldo Band embarks on this Australian tour. Don’t miss your chance to see much-admired artist live in concert.
LEE RANALDO BAND OCTOBER 2012
Sat 20 Oct Sydney | Oxford Art Factory
Moshtix | 1300 438 849 | www.moshtix.com.au
Sun 21 Oct Brisbane | The Zoo
Oztix | 1300 762 545 | www.oztix.com.au
Wed 24 Oct Melbourne | The Hi-Fi (as part of Melbourne Festival)*
1300 438 849 | www.moshtix.com.au
* Not a Frontier Touring Co. show
Frontier Members pre-sale via www.frontiertouring.com/leeranaldo
Mon 13 Aug (12noon AEST) to Tue 14 Aug (12noon AEST)
General public on sale from 9am local time, Wed 15 Aug
Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo have been announced as part of the Melbourne Festival 2012 line up.
THURSTON MOORE Thursday 25 Oct 8pm
Touring on the back of his magisterial 2011 solo LP, Demolished Thoughts, this is Thurston Moore as he’s never been before – acoustic and raw, surrounded by harp and violin, singing folk-like songs on fleeting happiness and the steady ebb of time.
This concert is a rare opportunity to hear the new Thurston live: achingly beautiful, yet still crackling with the electric charge and anthemic sprawl that came to define the sound of a generation.
Ticket details here.
LEE RANALDO Wednesday 24 Oct 8.30pm
More song-oriented than any of Ranaldo’s previous outings, Between the Times and the Tides sees him joining up with Sonic Youth alumni Steve Shelley, Jim O’Rourke and Bob Bert, Wilco axe-man Nels Cline, organist John Medeski, and long-time Text of Light collaborator Alan Licht to dish out a powerful sequence of rock gems – a rollicking constellation of shimmering, 60s-tinged melody and soaring poetry.
Performing solo with his new group in Australia for the first time, Ranaldo brings to bear his three decades of experience to craft a live show that is powerful and ever-changing, oscillating between bracing indie rock, quiet introspection and, of course, the spontaneous guitar-fuzz overloads he’s famous for.
Ranaldo will be supported by up-and-coming Sydney shoegazers, The Laurels. Channeling Velvet Underground-style noise experiments and transcendent guitar freak-outs, their sound is psychedelic, surging and overwhelming, an astral journey contained in a wall of blissful guitar noise.
Ticket details here.
Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo will release his first proper, song-oriented studio album Between The Times and The Tides on 16 March 2012 via Matador / Remote Control.
Recorded with longstanding Sonic Youth producer John Agnello, Between The Times and The Tides is a shimmering and melodic tapestry of rock sounds.
You can listen to the the album in entirety thanks to Rolling Stone!