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Cassadaga

Author: Paul Thompson
10/08/2007 | Pitchforkmedia.com | www.pitchforkmedia.com | Live Show Preview
Sure, Bright Eyes are massively popular and have top 10 records and stuff. And Sonic Youth are massively influential and have top 10 records (on critics' polls) and stuff. But one suspects neither young Conor Oberst nor skronkfather Thurston Moore ever thought the elder statesguy of noise-rock would assume the warmup slot for teary rock's poster boy. But lo and behold, it's happening.

Attendees of Bright Eyes' November 19 show at Radio City Music Hall in NYC might want to be extra mindful of punctuality, as Thurston will be knocking over those Trees tracks before Bright Eyes take ya'll to Cassadaga and back.

In addition to the Bright Eyes opening slot, Thurston's added a few more European dates to his own tour, and a couple Stateside in-stores as well. His next gig, in fact, will be amongst the iPhones at NYC's SoHo Apple Store on October 17.

Sonic Youth, who recently wrapped up a trio of Texan dates over the weekend, appear to have no further plans for 2007. Unless "being collectively awesome" is a plan.

Thurston:

10-17 New York, NY - Apple Store SoHo (in-store)
10-24 Seattle, WA - Neumos #
10-25 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge #
10-26 Arcata, CA - Humboldt State University #
10-28 San Francisco, CA - Amoeba Music (in-store)
10-29 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall #
10-30 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex #
10-31 Visalia, CA - Howie and Son's Pizza !
11-19 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall *
12-04 Dublin, Ireland - TBA
12-06 London, England - Scala
12-07 Minehead, England - Butlins Holiday Centre (ATP Nightmare Before Christmas)
12-08 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Club Festival
12-10 Brussels, Belgium - TBA
12-11 Paris, France - TBA

# with Scorces
! with Pocohaunted
* with Bright Eyes
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