Sonic Youth's Concert History

Sonic Youth was an influential experimental rock band which formed in New York City, New York, United States in 1981 and are currently on an indefinite hiatus. The last lineup consisted of Thurston Moore (vocals, guitar), Kim Gordon (vocals, bass, guitar), Lee Ranaldo (vocals and guitar), Steve Shelley (drums) and Mark Ibold (bass).

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Jun 15, 2016 lalapalooza  
Sonic Youth / Beck / The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Hole
world amphitheatre Tinley Park, Illinois, United States
Nov 14, 2011 SWU Brasil 2011  
Faith No More / Alice In Chains / Stone Temple Pilots / Megadeth / Primus / Sonic Youth / 311 / Down / BRMC / Duff McKagan's Loaded / Raimundos / Simple Plan / Crystal Castles / Miyavi / Bag Raiders / The Black Angels / Pepper / Ash / Medulla
Parque Brasil 500 Paulínia, São Paulo, Brazil
Nov 12, 2011 –
Nov 13, 2011
Maquinaria Festival 2011  
Alice In Chains / Stone Temple Pilots / Megadeth / Faith No More / Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / Primus / Chris Cornell / Down / Sonic Youth / Mixhell
Club Hípico Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Nov 10, 2011 Sonic Youth   Scenia Lima, Lima, Peru
Nov 08, 2011 South American Tour    
Sonic Youth
Teatro de Verano Ramón Collazo Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
Nov 04, 2011 –
Nov 05, 2011
Personal Fest 2011  
The Strokes / Toro Y Moi / INXS / Goldfrapp / Broken Social Scene / The Kills / White Lies / Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley / Calle 13 / Beady Eye / Sonic Youth / Mala Rodríguez / Francisca Valenzuela / El Mató a un Policía Motorizado
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina
Aug 12, 2011 Sonic Youth / Kurt Vile & The Violators / Wild Flag   Williamsburg Waterfront Brooklyn, New York, United States
Aug 12, 2011 Sonic Youth / Kurt Vile & The Violators / Wild Flag   Williamsburg Waterfront New York, New York, United States
Aug 12, 2011 Sonic Youth / Kurt Vile & The Violators / Wild Flag   Williamsburg Waterfront New York, New York, United States
Aug 12, 2011 Sonic Youth   Williamsburg Waterfront New York, New York, United States
Mar 27, 2011 John Zorn / Sonic Youth / Yoko Ono / Mike Patton / Sean Ono Lennon / Cibo Matto / Mephista / Marc Ribot / Uri Caine / Aleph Trio   Miller Theatre New York, New York, United States
Dec 31, 2010 Sonic Youth / The Pop Group / Shellac / Factory Floor   Eventim Apollo London, England, United Kingdom
Dec 30, 2010 Sonic Youth / The Pop Group   Manchester Academy 1 Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Oct 09, 2010 Sonic Youth / Warpaint   La Zona Rosa Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 08, 2010 –
Oct 10, 2010
Austin City Limits Music Festival 2010  
Muse / The Black Keys / The xx / The Strokes / Vampire Weekend / Two Door Cinema Club / Deadmau5 / Cage the Elephant / Eagles / M.I.A. / Band of Horses / The National / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / The Temper Trap / Norah Jones / Foals / Beach House / Miike Snow / The Flaming Lips / Local Natives / Spoon / Portugal. The Man / Angus & Julia Stone / Broken Bells / Matt and Kim / Silversun Pickups / Switchfoot / Yeasayer / First Aid Kit / LCD Soundsystem / Slightly Stoopid / Warpaint / Devendra Banhart / Band of Skulls / Amos Lee / The Gaslight Anthem / Rebelution / Manchester Orchestra / Black Lips / Blues Traveler / Frank Turner / Phish / Blind Pilot / Gogol Bordello / Grace Potter / Lissie / Dawes / The Mountain Goats / Pete Yorn / Donavon Frankenreiter / The Verve Pipe / Midlake / White Rabbits / Dan Black / Beats Antique / Girls / Givers / Monsters of Folk / POP ETC / Sonic Youth / The Sword / Ozomatli / Robert Earl Keen / Bear In Heaven / Lucero / Pat Green / Balmorhea / Robert Randolph & The Family Band / JJ Grey & Mofro / Richard Thompson / The Very Best / The Soft Pack / Shearwater / Kinky / Ted Leo and The Pharmacists / Mayer Hawthorne and The County / Basia Bulat / Asleep At the Wheel / Gayngs / Martin Sexton / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Caitlin Rose / The Constellations / David Bazan / Those Darlins / The Band of Heathens / Ettes / Charlie Mars / Ponderosa / Henry Clay People / Sarah Harmer / Chief / Elizabeth Mitchell / Vonnegutt / Speak / Bostich & Fussible / Ninjasonik / The Kicks / Carolyn Wonderland / Kings Go Forth / MyNameIsJohnMichael / Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses / T Bird and the Breaks / The Relatives / Run With Bulls / Tom Freund / Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven / Frances England / Two Tons of Steel / Sahara Smith / The Okee Dokee Brothers / JD & The Straight Shot / TV Torso / Patrice Pike / The Jones Family Singers / The Dough Rollers / Ruby Jane / The Jellydots / The Gospel Stars / The Jane Shermans / Q Brothers / Peter Distefano / Qbeta / Heavenly Voices / Ashley Cleveland & Kenny Greenberg / School of Rock All Stars / Buddy & the Straight Way Travelers Show all bands
Unknown venue Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 08, 2010 –
Oct 10, 2010
Austin City Limits Music Festival 2010  
Muse / The Black Keys / The xx / The Strokes / Vampire Weekend / Two Door Cinema Club / Cage The Elephant / Eagles / Deadmau5 / M.I.A. / The National / Band of Horses / Norah Jones / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / The Temper Trap / Foals / Portugal. The Man / Beach House / Miike Snow / The Flaming Lips / Angus & Julia Stone / Local Natives / Spoon / Broken Bells / Matt and Kim / Silversun Pickups / Switchfoot / First Aid Kit / LCD Soundsystem / Yeasayer / Slightly Stoopid / Warpaint / Devendra Banhart / Amos Lee / Band of Skulls / Rebelution / Manchester Orchestra / The Gaslight Anthem / Black Lips / Frank Turner / Blues Traveler / Phish / Blind Pilot / Dawes / Gogol Bordello / Lissie / Grace Potter / The Mountain Goats / Donavon Frankenreiter / Pete Yorn / The Verve Pipe / Midlake / White Rabbits / Beats Antique / Dan Black / Givers / Monsters Of Folk / POP ETC / Girls / The Sword / Robert Earl Keen / Balmorhea / Ozomatli / Sonic Youth / Lucero / pat Green / JJ Grey & Mofro / Bear In Heaven / Robert Randolph & The Family Band / Richard Thompson / The Very Best / Kinky / Shearwater / The Soft Pack / Ted Leo and The Pharmacists / Basia Bulat / Mayer Hawthorne and The County / Asleep At the Wheel / Gayngs / Martin Sexton / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / The Band of Heathens / David Bazan / Caitlin Rose / The Constellations / CHIEF / Those Darlins / Ettes / Elizabeth Mitchell / Charlie Mars / Sarah Harmer / Ponderosa / Henry Clay People / SPEAK / Vonnegutt / Bostich & Fussible / Ninjasonik / Carolyn Wonderland / The Kicks / Kings Go Forth / T Bird and the Breaks / Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses / MyNameIsJohnMichael / The Relatives / Run With Bulls / Tom Freund / Frances England / Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven / The Okee Dokee Brothers / Two Tons of Steel / JD & The Straight Shot / Sahara Smith / Patrice Pike / The Jones Family Singers / TV Torso / The Dough Rollers / Ruby Jane / The Jellydots / The Gospel Stars / Q Brothers / The Jane Shermans / Qbeta / Peter Distefano / Heavenly Voices / Ashley Cleveland & Kenny Greenberg / school of rock all stars / Buddy & the Straight Way Travelers Show all bands
Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 05, 2010 Sonic Youth   In the Venue Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Oct 05, 2010 Sonic Youth / SLFM   In the Venue Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Oct 04, 2010 Sonic Youth / Caldera Lakes   Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado, United States
Oct 01, 2010 –
Oct 03, 2010
Matador at 21  
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists / Spoon / Belle and Sebastian / Cat Power / Yo La Tengo / The New Pornographers / Pavement / Kurt Vile / Girls / Liz Phair / Sonic Youth / Perfume Genius / Guided By Voices / Fucked Up / Cold Cave / Superchunk / Shearwater / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Harlem / Dead Meadow / Esben and the Witch / Chavez / Guitar Wolf / Come Show all bands
Palms Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Sep 30, 2010 Pavement / Sonic Youth / No Age   Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, California, United States
Sep 03, 2010 –
Sep 05, 2010
All Tomorrow's Parties - ATP 2010  
Explosions in the Sky / Kurt Vile / Raekwon / The Breeders / The Black Angels / The Brian Jonestown Massacre / Iggy & the Stooges / Girls / Mudhoney / Sonic Youth / Tortoise / Sleep / Fucked Up / Fuck Buttons / Avi Buffalo / The Books / GZA/Genius / Wooden Shjips / Vivian Girls / Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions / Beak> / Scientists / Papa M / Jim Jarmusch / Sunn O))) & Boris / APSE / Sian Alice Group / DJ Kool Herc / Hallogallo 2010 / T Model Ford Show all bands
Monticello, New York, United States
Aug 05, 2010 –
Aug 07, 2010
Kingdom Festival 2010  
White Lies / The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / Ocean Colour Scene / Mando Diao / Sonic Youth / Mishima / Cooper / Mujeres
León, Spain
Jul 31, 2010 Sonic Youth / Grass Widow / Talk Normal   Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, New York, United States
Jul 31, 2010 Sonic Youth / Grass Widow / Talk Normal   Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, New York, United States
Jul 31, 2010 –
Aug 01, 2010
Osheaga  
Arcade Fire / Weezer / Metric / The National / Keane / Snoop Dogg / Pavement / Sonic Youth / Devo / The Black Keys / Stars / We Are Wolves / Little Scream
Parc Jean-Drapeau Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jul 31, 2010 Sonic Youth / Grass Widow / Talk Normal   Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, New York, United States
Jul 31, 2010 –
Aug 01, 2010
Osheaga 2010  
Arcade Fire / Weezer / The National / Metric / Pavement / Sonic Youth / Keane / Snoop Dogg / Stars / Charlie Winston / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / The Black Keys / Sarah Harmer / Gaslight Anthem / Rich Aucoin / Neville / The Walkman / Galactic w/Cyril Neville / Shane Murphy Show all bands
Parc Jean-Drapeau Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jul 31, 2010 Sonic Youth / Grass Widow / Talk Normal   Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, New York, United States
Jul 31, 2010 –
Aug 01, 2010
Osheaga Festival 2010  
Sonic Youth / The National / Metric / Snoop Dogg / Arcade Fire / Stars / The Black Keys / K'naan / Pavement / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / Weezer
Unknown venue Montreal, Quebec, Canada
May 19, 2010 Technicolor Skull / Lou Reed / Sonic Youth / The Virgins / Moby   Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel New York, New York, United States
Apr 23, 2010 Sonic Youth   Coliseu do Porto Porto, Porto, Portugal
Apr 22, 2010 Sonic Youth / Gala Drop   Coliseu dos Recreios Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Apr 20, 2010 Sonic Youth   La Riviera Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Apr 19, 2010 Sonic Youth   La Riviera Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Apr 18, 2010 Sonic Youth   Razzmatazz Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Jan 22, 2010 Nothing / Lou Reed / Jolie Holland / The Fugs / Sonic Youth / Philip Glass / Peter Stampfel / John Zorn / Jeffrey Lewis / Laurie Anderson / Richard Belzer / Elliott Sharp / Dan Zanes / Gary Lucas / Ed Sanders / The Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black...   St. Ann's Warehouse New York, New York, United States
Jan 10, 2010 Sonic Youth / Sic Alps   The Fillmore San Francisco, California, United States
Jan 09, 2010 Sonic Youth / Sic Alps   The Wiltern Los Angeles, California, United States
Jan 08, 2010 Sonic Youth / Sic Alps   Fox Theater Los Angeles, California, United States
Jan 07, 2010 Sonic Youth / Sic Alps   House of Blues - San Diego presented by Cricket Wireless San Diego, California, United States
Jan 05, 2010 Sonic Youth / Sic Alps   Marquee Theatre Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Jan 04, 2010 Sonic Youth / Sic Alps   Rialto Theatre Tucson, Arizona, United States
Dec 06, 2009 Sonic Youth Vicar Street Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Dec 05, 2009 ATP NBC MBV  
Sonic Youth / The Horrors / The Pastels / Sun Ra Arkestra
Butlins Pavilion Minehead, England, United Kingdom
Dec 04, 2009 –
Dec 06, 2009
Nightmare before Christmas 2009  
Yo La Tengo / Primal Scream / The Horrors / My Bloody Valentine / Buzzcocks / múm / Sonic Youth / A Place To Bury Strangers / Fucked Up / Bob Mould / Dirty Three / Witch / Josh T. Pearson / Robin Guthrie / Spectrum / Serena-Maneesh / Sun Ra Arkestra / Dirty / J. Mascis & The Fog Show all bands
Butlin's - Minehead Minehead, England, United Kingdom
Nov 25, 2009 Sonic Youth / Jemina Pearl   Music Hall of Williamsburg New York, New York, United States
Nov 24, 2009 Sonic Youth / Jemina Pearl   Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York, United States
Nov 23, 2009 Sonic Youth / Cold Cave / Meat Puppets   Wilbur Theatre Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Nov 22, 2009 Sonic Youth / The Feelies     Wilbur Theatre Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Concerts Per Year:
2016 1 concert
2011 10 concerts
2010 32 concerts
2009 75 concerts
2008 21 concerts
2007 65 concerts
2006 91 concerts
2005 46 concerts
2004 76 concerts
2003 31 concerts
2002 66 concerts
2001 27 concerts
2000 90 concerts
1999 31 concerts
1998 72 concerts
1997 17 concerts
1996 52 concerts
1995 123 concerts
1994 3 concerts
1993 41 concerts
1992 76 concerts
1991 70 concerts
1990 72 concerts
1989 20 concerts
1988 50 concerts
1987 66 concerts
1986 79 concerts
1985 56 concerts
1984 5 concerts
1983 36 concerts
1982 22 concerts
1981 6 concerts
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