Sonic Youth 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
Aug 17, 2019
Sonic Youth Murmrr Ballroom New York, New York, United States
Jun 15, 2016
Sonic Youth / Beck / The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Hole

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world amphitheatre Tinley Park, Illinois, United States
Mar 05, 2015
EULA / No Bra / Sonic Youth / Swans Palisades New York, New York, United States
May 18, 2012
Sonic Youth Mercy Lounge Nashville, Tennessee, 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
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Parque Brasil 500 Paulínia, São Paulo, Brazil
Nov 13, 2011
Maquinaria Festival
"Maquinaria Festival" / Faith No More / Stone Temple Pilots / Snoop Dogg / Pepper / Primus / Sonic Youth / Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (B.R.M.C.) / Duff McKagan's Loaded / SOJA / Miyavi / Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
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club hipico Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile
Nov 12, 2011 –
Nov 14, 2011
SWU Music and Arts Festival 2011
Kanye West / Black Eyed Peas / Snoop Dogg / Avicii / Modest Mouse / Lynyrd Skynyrd / Afrojack / Duran Duran / Alice In Chains / Simple Plan / Stone Temple Pilots / Crystal Castles / Peter Gabriel / Megadeth / Matt and Kim / 311 / Faith No More / Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / Michael Franti & Spearhead / Primus / Hole / Bag Raiders / Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley / Fedde le Grand / Chris Cornell / Pepper / SOJA / Ash / The Black Angels / Gareth Emery / Booka Shade / Tiga / Tedeschi Trucks Band / OFWGKTA / Ghostland Observatory / Gui Boratto / Down / WhoMadeWho / Sonic Youth / !!! (Chk Chk Chk) / Joris Voorn / Playing for Change / Is Tropical / Marcelo D2 / Emicida / Layo & Bushwacka! / Raimundos / Loco Dice / M.A.N.D.Y / Sven Vath / Tomas Barfod / Zé Ramalho / Miyavi / Nic Fanciulli / Damian Lazarus / James Murphy / Ultraje a Rigor / Frankie Knuckles / Duff McKagan's Loaded / Meme / Copacabana Club / Database / Medulla / Dubshape / Sabonetes / Ask2quit / Paulo Boghosian / Raul Boesel / Apolonio Show all bands
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Paulínia, Brazil
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Nov 10, 2011
Sonic Youth
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Scenia Lima, Lima, Peru
Nov 08, 2011
Sonic Youth

South American Tour

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Teatro de Verano Ramón Collazo Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
Nov 05, 2011
INXS / Sonic Youth / Calle 13 / The Kills / Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley / Francisca Valenzuela

Personal Fest

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Estadio GEBA Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina
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
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Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina
Aug 12, 2011
Sonic Youth / Kurt Vile & The Violators / Wild Flag
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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
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Miller Theatre New York, New York, United States
Dec 31, 2010
Sonic Youth / The Pop Group / Shellac / Factory Floor
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Eventim Apollo London, England, United Kingdom
Dec 30, 2010
Sonic Youth / The Pop Group
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Manchester Academy 1 Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Oct 09, 2010
Sonic Youth / Warpaint
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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
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Unknown venue Austin, Texas, United States
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Oct 05, 2010
Sonic Youth / SLFM
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In the Venue Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Oct 04, 2010
Sonic Youth / Caldera Lakes
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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
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Palms Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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Jul 6, 2006
 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Aug 22, 2007
 Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Aug 22, 2007
 Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Aug 21, 2007
 Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Live 105 Green Christmas on Dec 15, 1995 [336-small]

Live 105 Green Christmas
Dec 15, 1995
 Berkeley, California, United States
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Live 105 Green Christmas
Dec 15, 1995
 Berkeley, California, United States
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Live 105 Green Christmas on Dec 15, 1995 [338-small]

Live 105 Green Christmas
Dec 15, 1995
 Berkeley, California, United States
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Lollapalooza 1995 on Jul 10, 1995 [070-small]

Lollapalooza 1995
Jul 10, 1995
 Bonner Springs, Kansas, United States
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Matador at 21  on Oct 1, 2010 [111-small]

Matador at 21
Oct 1 - 3, 2010
 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse / Sonic Youth on Mar 3, 1991 [842-small]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse / Sonic Youth
Mar 3, 1991
 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Sonic Youth / Pere Ubu on Oct 6, 1992 [020-small]

Sonic Youth / Pere Ubu
Oct 6, 1992
 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Pavement / Sonic Youth on Dec 15, 1992 [177-small]

Pavement / Sonic Youth
Dec 15, 1992
 Shepherds Bush, England, United Kingdom
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Pavement / Sonic Youth on Dec 15, 1992 [178-small]

Pavement / Sonic Youth
Dec 15, 1992
 Shepherds Bush, England, United Kingdom
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Pavement / Sonic Youth on Dec 15, 1992 [179-small]

Pavement / Sonic Youth
Dec 15, 1992
 Shepherds Bush, England, United Kingdom
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Sonic Youth / Decaer Pinga / Afrirampo on Sep 1, 2004 [383-small]

Sonic Youth / Decaer Pinga / Afrirampo
Sep 1, 2004
 Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Hurricane Festival 1998 on Jun 20, 1998 [393-small]

Hurricane Festival 1998
Jun 20 - 21, 1998
 Scheeßel, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


How many concerts has Sonic Youth had?

Sonic Youth has had 1,372 concerts.

What genre is Sonic Youth?

Sonic Youth is most often considered to be Rock, Indie, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Alternative, Experimental, Punk Rock, Post-Punk, Experimental Rock, Modern Rock, Art Rock, Noise, Shoegaze, Favoritos, Grunge, Noise Rock, Noise Pop, and No Wave.

When was the last Sonic Youth concert?

The last Sonic Youth concert was on August 17, 2019 at Murmrr Ballroom in New York, New York, United States.

What setlist does Sonic Youth play live?

The songs that Sonic Youth performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the November 14, 2011 concert at Parque Brasil 500 in Paulínia, São Paulo, Brazil:

  1. Brave Men Run (In My Family)
  2. Death Valley '69
  3. Sacred Trickster
  4. Calming the Snake
  5. Mote
  6. 'Cross the Breeze
  7. Schizophrenia
  8. Drunken Butterfly
  9. Starfield Road
  10. Flower
  11. Sugar Kane
  12. Teen Age Riot

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