American Evol Tour '86

This was Sonic Youth's first SST tour, paired up with Saccharine Trust in Tuscon at first, then Dinosaur later, beginning in Milwaukee.

Thurston sang Starpower.

You can read Thurston's Forced Exposure tour diaries here.

A fair amount of this tour is covered in Lee's "Jrnls80s" book.

The "most popular set order":

Tour Length

32 shows

Number of Appearances in 22 Partial or Complete Set Lists:

Brother James		       11
Burning Spear			1	07/07/86 San Francisco, CA
Confusion is Next		1	06/26/86 New Orleans, LA
Death to our Friends	       14
Death Valley '69		1	07/24/86 Providence, RI
Expressway		       12
Flower			       10
Green Light		       12
I Love Her All The Time	       12
Kill Yr Idols			3
Marilyn Moore		       10
Secret Girl			8
Shadow of a Doubt	       18
Starpower		       19
Tom Violence		       14
White Kross		       16
World Looks Red		       10

Current Release: Evol

Songs from albums: Sister 1 Evol 8 Flower/Halloween 12" 1 Bad Moon Rising 2 Kill Yr Idols EP 2 Confusion is Sex 2 Sonic Youth EP 1

Other Statistics

Unreleased at time: 1 (White Kross) Number of different songs played: 17 Non-LP songs performed: 0
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