It’d been 12 years since Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore’s Psychic Hearts–his only solo full-length–was unleashed. But with his Trees Outside the Academy soon to be released, it’s clear Moore is ready to step back into the solo spotlight, and an upcoming tour that will travel through select US cities only further affirms this.

For those expecting a ridiculously intimate evening, think again. Moore’s also bringing along fellow Sonic Youth member Steve Shelley on drums, MV & EE violinist Samara Lubelski, guitarist Christopher Brokaw, and bassist Matt Heyner. This is what live dreams are made of.

Trees Outside the Academy is out September 18, 2007 on Ecstatic Peace.

Tour Dates
09/24 Hoboken, NJ: Maxwell’s
09/26 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/27 Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts
09/28 Princeton, NJ: Princeton Terrace Club
09/29 Washington, DC: Rock N Roll Hotel?
09/30 Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda’s
10/24 Seattle, WA: Neumo’s ?
10/25 Portland, OR: Doug Fir?
10/26 Arcata, CA: Humboldt State University?
10/29 San Francisco, CA: Great American Music Hall
10/30 Los Angeles, CA: Echoplex