Former Sonic Youth frontman and ex-husband of band member Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, has announced plans for his newest solo album, along with scheduled tour dates.

The indie rock icon, and now full-fledged Stoke Newington resident, partnered with fellow Sonic Youth member Steve Shelley and My Bloody Valentine member Debbie Googe for The Best Day, Moore's first solo LP since 2011's Demolished Thoughts. The Sonic Youth website previously announced its scheduled release date was September 23rd, but has since rescinded that information. For now, there's no official release date.

Musicians Samara Lubelski, John Moloney, and Keith Wood of Moore's other band Chelsea Light Moving will also be featured on The Best Day. Shelley, Googe, and British musician James Sedwards will be touring with Moore over the next few months as the Thurston Moore Band. Check out the full list of dates below.

The Best Day will be released via Matador.

Thurston Moore Band Tour Dates:

  • 08-06 London, England - Cafe Oto *
  • 08-07 London, England - Cafe Oto ^
  • 08-15 Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop
  • 08-16 Hamburg, Germany - Dockville Festival
  • 08-17 Berlin, Germany - Lido
  • 08-18 Bielefeld, Germany - Forum
  • 08-19 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ocii
  • 08-21 Paredes De Coura, Portugal - Paredes De Coura Festival
  • 08-23 Pully-Lausanne, Switzerland - For Noise Festival
  • 08-24 Paris, France - Paris Rock en Seine
  • 08-29 Birmingham, England - Moseley Folk Fest !
  • 09-04-05 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
  • 09-07 Toronto, Ontario - Riot Fest
  • 09-12 Victoria, British Columbia - Rifflandia
  • 09-14 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
  • 09-20 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Book Festival ~
  • 10-03 Vancouver, British Columbia - Biltmore Cabaret #
  • 10-04 Seattle, WA - Neumo’s #
  • 10-07 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall #
  • 10-08 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium #
  • 10-10 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex #
  • 10-11 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
  • * with John Edwards & Adam Gołębiewski
  • ^ with Caspar Brotzmann
  • ! with 12 String Performance
  • ~ with Reading
  • # with Sebadoh