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  
Apr 25, 2008 Sonic Youth / Leslie Keffer   City Hall Nashville,TN
Feb 23, 2008 Sonic Youth play Daydream Nation  
Sonic Youth
Perth International Arts Festival Perth, WA, Australia
Feb 21, 2008 Sonic Youth / The Scientists   The Palace Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Feb 21, 2008 Sonic Youth / Scientists   Palace Theatre Melbourne, VIC
Feb 20, 2008 Sonic Youth   The Metro Theatre Melbourne, VIC
Feb 19, 2008 Sonic Youth / Scientists   Enmore Theatre Newtown, NSW
Feb 18, 2008 Sonic Youth / Scientists   Enmore Theatre Newtown, NSW
Feb 18, 2008 Sonic Youth / Scientists   Enmore Theatre Newtown, NSW
Feb 18, 2008 Sonic Youth / Scientists   Enmore Theatre Newtown, NSW
Sep 01, 2007 Sonic Youth / Chris Corsano and Mick Flowers   Roundhouse London, UK
Aug 31, 2007 Sonic Youth  
Sonic Youth
Roundhouse London, UK
Aug 26, 2007 Sonic Youth   Arena Wien Open Air Vienna, Austria
Aug 18, 2007 PUKKELPOP  
Tool / Sonic Youth / LCD Soundsystem / Spoon / White Circle Crime Club / The Shins / New Young Pony Club / Heavy Heavy Low Low
Festivalweide Kiewit, BE
Aug 18, 2007 Pukkelpop 2007  
The Rakes / Patrick Watson / Sparta / Albert Hammond Jr. / Enter Shikari / The Shins / Silverchair / Kings Of Leon / CocoRosie / Lacuna Coil / Sonic Youth / Tool / Nine Inch Nails
Festivalpark Kiewit Hasselt, BE
Aug 17, 2007 –
Aug 19, 2007
Lowlands Festival 2007   Evenemententerrein Walibi World Biddinghuizen,
Aug 17, 2007 –
Aug 19, 2007
A Camping Flight To Lowlands Paradise  
Battles / CSS / Sonic Youth / Interpol / Arcade Fire / LCD Soundsystem / Tool / The Shins / Eagles of Death Metal / Kaiser Chiefs / Justice / Bonde do Role / Patrick Watson / Damien Rice / The Whitest Boy Alive / Jamie T / Richie Hawtin / Tinariwen / New Young Pony Club / Jack Peñate / Alamo Race Track / Oi Va Voi / Aux Raus / De Heideroosjes / Dan Le Sac vs Scroobious Pip / The Pigeon Detectives / Nine Inch Nails / Devandra Banhart
A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
Aug 17, 2007 –
Aug 19, 2007
Lowlands Festival 2007  
Calvin Harris / Kings of Leon / The Killers / Arcade Fire / Sonic Junior / M.I.A. / i!AMYOU / The Shins / Bernie's Lounge / U Dub / Lily Allen / Nine Inch Nails / Jimmy Eat World / Kasabian / Justice / Interpol / Damien Rice / Kaiser Chiefs / Mika / Tool / Pendulum / Editors / Biffy Clyro / Dizzee Rascal / Groove Armada / Brand New / Basement Jaxx / Kate Nash / LCD Soundsystem / Devendra Banhart / Klaxons / Dinosaur Jr. / Jamie T / Chris Cornell / Motörhead / The Whitest Boy Alive / Simian Mobile Disco / Unkle / Eagles of Death Metal / CSS / CocoRosie / Rodrigo y Gabriela / Enter Shikari / Battles / Trentemøller / Patrick Watson / Apparat / Lacuna Coil / The Pigeon Detectives / Just Jack / Jack Peñate / Noisia / The View / Funeral for a Friend / Modeselektor / The Enemy / Sonic Youth / Uffie / The Good, The Bad And The Queen / Reverend and The Makers / New Young Pony Club / Patrick Wolf / Clark / My Brightest Diamond / Tinariwen / Typhoon / The Rakes / Laurent Garnier / Orishas / Turbonegro / Mad Caddies / The Rifles / dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip / Goose / Alpha Blondy / The Black Seeds / The Answer / Air Traffic / Gabriel Rios / Bonde do Rolê / Richie Hawtin / Loney Dear / James Holden / Hayseed Dixie / Ojos de Brujo / Saybia / Audion / Feadz / Shackleton / Dave Clarke / After Forever / Pop Levi / Oi Va Voi / Chatham County Line / Magda / Alamo Race Track / Moke / kempi / C-Mon & Kypski / Heartthrob / Troy Pierce / Winne / Heideroosjes / Marike Jager / Welle: Erdball / Jake / Rotfront / Nosfell / Boemklatsch / The Sheer / Karotte / La Kinky Beat / Blaxtar / Darko Esser / Aux Raus / Hawnay Troof / Aaron Spectre / Acid Junkies / Sandrien / Salah Edin / Little Cow / David Gilmour Girls / Pronghorn / Nour / polder / Kubus & Bangbang / Malkovich / De Lama's / Joost Van Bellen / Melomanics / 030303 / NYMPHO - +
Evenemententerrein Walibi World Biddinghuizen,
Aug 17, 2007 –
Aug 19, 2007
A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise  
Arcade Fire / Basement Jaxx / Biffy Clyro / Chris Cornell / Editors / The Killers / Kaiser Chiefs / Kings Of Leon / Moke / Tool / Sonic Youth
A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise Biddinghuizen
Aug 16, 2007 –
Aug 18, 2007
Pukkelpop 2007  
Kings Of Leon / Fall Out Boy / Arcade Fire / The Smashing Pumpkins / M.I.A. / The Shins / Nine Inch Nails / Justice / Kaiser Chiefs / Spoon / Iggy Pop / Cobra Starship / Matt and Kim / Tool / Silversun Pickups / Dizzee Rascal / Editors / LCD Soundsystem / Biffy Clyro / Groove Armada / Brand New / Basement Jaxx / The Hives / STRFKR / Devendra Banhart / The Streets / Hellogoodbye / Jamie T / Dinosaur Jr. / Digitalism / Tokyo Police Club / The Whitest Boy Alive / Chris Cornell / Eagles of Death Metal / Unkle / Boys Noize / Architecture In Helsinki / Gogol Bordello / Armand Van Helden / CocoRosie / Rodrigo y Gabriela / Badly Drawn Boy / Trentemøller / Enter Shikari / CSS / MSTRKRFT / Patrick Watson / The Stooges / Battles / Low / The Cribs / Noisettes / Within Temptation / Ash / The Academy Is... / Apparat / Cassius / Skream / Lacuna Coil / Booka Shade / The Pigeon Detectives / The Go! Team / Soulwax / Silverchair / Rilo Kiley / The Sounds / Devotchka / Just Jack / Albert Hammond Jr / Jack Peñate / The View / Tiga / +44 / SebastiAn / Seasick Steve / Funeral for a Friend / Liars / The Enemy / Felix da Housecat / Iggy & the Stooges / Soulfly / Bedouin Soundclash / Zombie Nation / The Black Dahlia Murder / Uffie / …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead / Dennis Ferrer / Reverend and The Makers / Sonic Youth / Fujiya & Miyagi / New Young Pony Club / Riton / Patrick Wolf / My Brightest Diamond / Voxtrot / Willy Mason / Laurent Garnier / Art Brut / Turbonegro / Beatsteaks / Mad Caddies / The Rakes / I'm From Barcelona / Balkan Beat Box / Goldie / The Rifles / Triggerfinger / Alex Gopher / Two Gallants / Goose / DJ Jazzy Jeff / From Autumn to Ashes / Andy C / Sparta / The Twang / Black Strobe / Bonde do Rolê / The Blackout / The Besnard Lakes / Loney Dear / Tanya Stephens / 2manydjs (DJ Set) / James Holden / Erol Alkan / Dominik Eulberg / Madball / Hayseed Dixie / La Coka Nostra / Lo-Fi-Fnk / Absynthe Minded / Henry Rollins / Peeping Tom / Juliette And The Licks / Ignite / Richard Swift / Black Box Revelation / wovenhand / DJ Marky / Deetron / Ozark Henry / Shameboy / Buscemi / Shitdisco / Pop Levi / Hanne Hukkelberg / Home Video / Sophia / 1990s / Fear Before the March of Flames / Speedy J / The Fridge / Baloji / The Van Jets / Bromheads Jacket / The Glimmers / The End / Matt / The Tellers / Fire / The Draft / Flip Kowlier / 120 Days / Heavy Heavy Low Low / Arbouretum / Peter Pan Speedrock / Mud Flow / The Bony King of Nowhere / Von Sudenfed / Mintzkov / Milanese / APSE / Fixkes / Nosfell / Tussle / Sharko / Dez Mona / Polytechnic / Nid And Sancy / DAAU - Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung / Hollywood Porn Stars / Larsson / Cajuan / Gildas & Masaya / Tomàn / Krakow / Superdiscount 3 / The Jai-alai Savant / Arquettes / El Guapo Stuntteam / Jerboa / White Circle Crime Club / Various Productions / DJ Feadz / Morda / Ed And Kim / Cosy Mozzy / DJ 4t4 / Collabs 3000 / prima donkey / Monica Electronica / soapstarter / Tōmn / Matthew Dear's Big Hands / RYE JEHU
Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 15, 2007 –
Aug 17, 2007
La Route Du Rock 2007  
The Smashing Pumpkins / The National / Justice / LCD Soundsystem / CSS / Patrick Watson / The Go! Team / Albert Hammond Jr / Sonic Youth / New Young Pony Club / Voxtrot / Art Brut / Anna Ternheim / Electrelane / The Besnard Lakes / Herman Düne / Final Fantasy / Ensemble / Elvis Perkins / wovenhand / 120 Days / Windmill / Turzi / The Gentleman Losers / Lucky Pierre / Robert Gomez / Thee, Stranded Horse / Sbastien Schuller / oliv / Magnetic Friends
Fort de Saint Père Saint-Malo, France
Aug 12, 2007 –
Aug 12, 2007
Paredes de Coura Festival 2007
M.I.A. / Spoon / Crystal Castles / Peter Bjorn and John / Dinosaur Jr. / Architecture In Helsinki / Boys Noize / Simian Mobile Disco / Gogol Bordello / CSS / Babyshambles / Devotchka / Mando Diao / Sonic Youth / New York Dolls / New Young Pony Club / Sparta / Electrelane / The Sunshine Underground / Guns N Bombs / Linda Martini / Blasted Mechanism / The Right Ons / Mão Morta / Jean Nipon / Blows / MUNDO CAO / SLIMMY / Foreign Islands / 6pm / Born a Lion / Sizo / DJ A.I. / F.R.I.C.S. / U-clic / 6 Pm / Low Budget Research Kitchen / Mo Morta / Mundo Co
Praia do Tabuão Paredes de Coura, Portugal
Jul 20, 2007 Sonic Youth Perform Daydream Nation  
Sonic Youth / Redd Kross
Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Jul 13, 2007 –
Jul 15, 2007
Pitchfork Music Festival 2007   Union Park Chicago, IL
Jul 13, 2007 Pitchfork Music Festival & ATP Present: Don't Look Back  
Sonic Youth / GZA/Genius / Slint
Union Park Chicago, IL
Jul 13, 2007 Pitchfork  
Sonic Youth / GZA/Genius / Slint
Union Park Chicago, IL
Jul 03, 2007 Sonic Youth / Kaiser Chiefs / Elista   Le Palio Istres,
Jun 29, 2007 –
Jul 01, 2007
Heineken Open'er Festival 2007  
Muse / Bloc Party / Björk / The Roots / Dizzee Rascal / LCD Soundsystem / Groove Armada / Beastie Boys / Gentleman / Sonic Youth / Laurent Garnier / Crazy Penis / Freeform Five / O.S.T.R / A.N.D.Y / The Strike Boys / Novika / Smolik / Mikromusic / Łąki Łan / Pink Freud / Indios Bravos / EastWest Rockers / Apteka / The Car Is On Fire / Lars / Me, Myself & I / Kombajn Do Zbierania Kur Po Wioskach / Dick4Dick / NOT / Afro Kolektyw / Cała Gora Barwinkow / Renton / Out of Tune / Bruno Schulz / Organizm / Bassisters Orchestra / Managga / The Poise Rite / MIKROWAFLE / Erijef Massiv / Farel Gott / Kapitan Da / White Rabbit's Trip / Ki An
Lotnisko Gdynia-Kosakowo / Gdynia-Kosakowo Airfield Gdynia, Poland
Jun 29, 2007 Open'er Festival  
Sonic Youth
Babie Doły Military Airport Gdynia, Poland
Jun 22, 2007 –
Jun 24, 2007
Southside Festival 2007   Flugplatz (Neuhausen ob Eck) Neuhausen Ob Eck,
Jun 22, 2007 –
Jun 24, 2007
Hurricane Festival 2007  
Kings of Leon / Arcade Fire / Pearl Jam / Snow Patrol / Modest Mouse / Incubus / Queens of the Stone Age / Cold War Kids / Bloc Party / Marilyn Manson / Interpol / Placebo / Bright Eyes / Editors / Dropkick Murphys / Mogwai / Jet / The Bravery / Manic Street Preachers / Beastie Boys / Tokyo Police Club / MuteMath / Less Than Jake / Porcupine Tree / The Sounds / The Hold Steady / Just Jack / Me First And The Gimme Gimmes / Blood Red Shoes / Datarock / Sonic Youth / Frank Black / The Good, The Bad And The Queen / State Radio / The Rakes / Deichkind / Mumm-Ra / Die Fantastischen Vier / Johnossi / Howling Bells / Hayseed Dixie / Juliette And The Licks / Annuals / Dendemann / La Vela Puerca / Bromheads Jacket / The Blood Arm / The Films / Aereogramme / Itchy / Sugarplum Fairy / Isis / Ohrbooten / Les Rita Mitsouko / Fotos / Five O'Clock Heroes / Virginia Jetzt! / Super700 / Satellite Party / Karpatenhund / Good / One Fine Day / Fathead / Super 700 / Do You Mind / Earotation / The Bad & the Queen
Eichenring Scheessel,
May 31, 2007 –
Jun 02, 2007
Primavera Sound Festival 2007  
The Smashing Pumpkins / Modest Mouse / Band of Horses / Diplo / Foals / Justice / Grizzly Bear / Hot Chip / Wilco / Beirut / Chromeo / Explosions in the Sky / of Montreal / Patti Smith / Klaxons / Black Lips / Girl Talk / Maxïmo Park / Buzzcocks / Architecture In Helsinki / Built to Spill / Blonde Redhead / Battles / Low / Spiritualized / Billy Bragg / Kimya Dawson / Melvins / múm / The Fall / The Good, The Bad And The Queen / Black Mountain / Kid Koala / Sonic Youth / Fujiya & Miyagi / The Apples In Stereo / Mike Patton / Spank Rock / The Rakes / The White Stripes / Pelican / Jonathan Richman / Ted Leo and The Pharmacists / Nathan Fake / Slint / Umek / Bonde do Rolê / The Durutti Column / Dirty Three / Herman Düne / Erol Alkan / Fennesz / Dominik Eulberg / Barry Adamson / Robyn Hitchcock / Los Planetas / The Long Blondes / DJ Yoda / Errors / Oliver Huntemann / Luomo / DJ Hell / Shitdisco / Brightblack Morning Light / Man Like Me / Technasia / Girls Against Boys / Parenthetical Girls / Comets On Fire / Portastatic / Standstill / Hell / Shannon Wright / Death Vessel / Sr. Chinarro / Luke Slater / Matt Elliott / Isis / Bola / David Thomas Broughton / Reinhard Voigt / David Carretta / Grupo de Expertos Solynieve / Onetwo / X-Wife / Robyn Hitchcock And The Venus 3 / Alexander Tucker / Za! / Ivan Smagghe / Jay Reatard / Oakley Hall / Play Paul / Evripidis And His Tragedies / Ovni / Toktok / Lisabö / Mus / Mijk van Dijk / 6pm / The Light Brigade / How Dare You / Half Foot Outside / Veracruz / Ginferno / Plastic D'amour / Thee Earls / Koacha / Le pianc / Ghouls'n'ghosts / Peluze / Lisab / Anticonceptivas / aa tigre / Ghouls & Ghosts / People Are Germs
Barcelona, Spain
Apr 27, 2007 –
Apr 29, 2007
Coachella 2007   Unknown venue San Diego, CA
Apr 27, 2007 –
Apr 29, 2007
Coachella 2007  
Red Hot Chili Peppers / Kings of Leon / David Guetta / Arctic Monkeys / The Black Keys / Arcade Fire / The Kooks / Lupe Fiasco / Tiësto / Lily Allen / Regina Spektor / Justice / Grizzly Bear / Björk / Interpol / Damien Rice / Hot Chip / Kaiser Chiefs / José González / Cornelius / The Roots / Busdriver / Mika / Placebo / Richie Hawtin / Benny Benassi / The Decemberists / Ratatat / Patton Oswalt / The Coup / Air / Peter Bjorn and John / Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman / The Avett Brothers / BASSNECTAR / Rage Against The Machine / Evil Nine / Silversun Pickups / Willie Nelson / Andrew Bird / Peeping Tom / The Fratellis / The Frames (IE) / Explosions in the Sky / of Montreal / DJ Shadow / Fair to Midland / Travis / LCD Soundsystem / Rufus Wainwright / Faithless / Manu Chao / Crowded House / Amos Lee / Klaxons / Fields / Ghostface Killah / Digitalism / Fountains of Wayne / Tokyo Police Club / The Jesus and Mary Chain / Roky Erickson / Pop Levi / Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley / Jack's Mannequin / The New Pornographers / Girl Talk / Anathallo / Flosstradamus / We Are Scientists / Mike Relm / Paul van Dyk / The Rapture / Gogol Bordello / Peaches / MSTRKRFT / CocoRosie / CSS / Rodrigo y Gabriela / Maria Bamford / Noisettes / The Cribs / Blonde Redhead / Against Me! / Infected Mushroom / Gotan Project / Happy Mondays / Konono n°1 / Circa Survive / The Feeling / Junior Boys / Julieta Venegas / The Lemonheads / Zach Galifianakis / Mando Diao / Brian Posehn / Brother Ali / Gillian Welch / Sparklehorse / Stephen Marley / Soulwax / Pharoahe Monch / Satellite Party / Felix da Housecat / Kid Beyond / Nickel Creek / Teddybears / Sonic Youth / The Good, The Bad And The Queen / Ozomatli / Lady Miss Kier / Brazilian Girls / Jarvis Cocker / El-P / !!! (Chk Chk Chk) / Spank Rock / Amy Winehouse / Tapes 'n Tapes / Tilly And The Wall / Roky Erickson And The Explosives / Aziz Ansari / VNV Nation / DJ Heather / The Civilians / Chuck Dukowski Sextet / Svetlana / The Mormons / Yeva / Comedians of Comedy
Unknown venue San Diego, CA
Apr 27, 2007 –
Apr 29, 2007
Coachella 2007   Unknown venue San Diego, CA
Apr 27, 2007 –
Apr 29, 2007
Coachella 2007   Unknown venue Indio, CA
Apr 27, 2007 –
Apr 29, 2007
Coachella 2007   Empire Polo Club Indio, CA
Feb 23, 2007 Sonic Youth     Foro Expo Guadalajara Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Feb 23, 2007 Sonic Youth   Foro Expo Guadalajara Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Dec 08, 2006 –
Dec 10, 2006
All Tomorrow's Parties - ATP 2006   Unknown venue Minehead,
Sep 01, 2006 The Flaming Lips / Sonic Youth / The Magic Numbers / Ween   New York State Fairgrounds Rochester, NY
Aug 31, 2006 Sonic Youth / Ween / The Flaming Lips   Allentown Fairgrounds Allentown, PA
Aug 28, 2006 The Magic Numbers / The Flaming Lips / Sonic Youth   Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Columbus, OH
Aug 26, 2006 The Magic Numbers / The Flaming Lips / Sonic Youth   The Pageant St. Louis, MO
Aug 25, 2006 Sonic Youth / The Flaming Lips   Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel Council Bluffs, IA
Aug 25, 2006 The Flaming Lips / Sonic Youth / The Magic Numbers       Stir Cove, Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel Council Bluffs, IA
Aug 24, 2006 The Flaming Lips / Sonic Youth / The Magic Numbers   Minnesota State Fairgrounds St. Paul, MN
Aug 24, 2006 The Flaming Lips / The Magic Numbers / Sonic Youth   Minnesota State Fair Grandstand St. Paul, MN
Aug 24, 2006 The Flaming Lips / Sonic Youth / The Magic Numbers   MN State Fair St. Paul, MN
Aug 08, 2006 Sonic Youth   Kool Haus Toronto, ON
Aug 05, 2006 Lollapalooza  
Coheed and Cambria / Kanye West / Common / Gnarls Barkley / The Flaming Lips / Sonic Youth / Built to Spill / Nada Surf / The Dresden Dolls / Wolfmother / The New Pornographers / blackalicious / Lyrics Born / Disco Biscuits / Peeping Tom
Grant Park Chicago, IL
Latest Setlist (11/12/2011):

Concerts Per Year:
2016 1 concert
2011 7 concerts
2010 13 concerts
2009 25 concerts
2008 13 concerts
2007 29 concerts
2006 49 concerts
2005 16 concerts
2004 26 concerts
2003 12 concerts
2002 17 concerts
2001 3 concerts
2000 41 concerts
1999 7 concerts
1998 25 concerts
1997 7 concerts
1996 25 concerts
1995 63 concerts
1993 17 concerts
1992 10 concerts
1991 18 concerts
1990 9 concerts
1988 1 concert
1987 5 concerts
1986 2 concerts
1985 2 concerts
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