ANEURYSM '95

Sonic Youth's original intent was to change their name to "Washing Machine" for this tour, and although that didn't go thru, they did perform the majority of the album for the public for the first time. Opening for R.E.M., 8 shows were canceled due to Bill Berry's March Aneurysm (hence the tour title). One of the rare instances of SY given the opening slot in the 90s.

Saucer-Like was known as "Thumb" on this tour.

Becuz was known as "Jim Carrol".

No Queen Blues was known as "Voidoid".

Skip Tracer was known as "Pick Droppa".

Panty Lies was known as "New Wave Bass Line".

Tour Length

13 shows

Note: 05/29/95 show was not part of the R.E.M. tour -- SY played it independently.

Cancelled Shows

05/01/95  	Portland, OR  		Portland Memorial Coliseum
05/05/95  	Phoenix, AZ  		Desert Sky Pavilion
05/06/95  	Las Vegas, NV  		Thomas and Mack Arena
05/07/95  	San Diego, CA  		Sports Arena
05/09/95  	Inglewood, CA  		Great Western Forum
05/12/95  	Anaheim, CA  		Arrowhead Pond
05/13/95  	Anaheim, CA  		Arrowhead Pond
05/14/95  	Devore, CA 		Glen Helen Pavilion

Reason for cancellation: R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry suffered an aneurysm, and the above shows had to be canceled while he recovered.

In addition, the following shows were scheduled for immediately after this tour, but I think they were moved to October.

06/01/95  	Chicago, IL  		The Metro
06/02/95  	Detroit, MI  		Phoenix Plaza
06/03/95  	Toronto, ON  		Molson Amphitheatre

Number of Appearances in 13 Partial or Complete Set Lists:

Becuz				5
Bull in the Heather	       10
Candle				5
Cotton Crown			3
Diamond Sea		       13
Junkie's Promise		3
No Queen Blues			6
Panty Lies			3
PCH				1	05/25/95 Englewood, CO
Saucer-Like			7
Schizophrenia			4
Self-Obsessed and Sexxee	5
Skink				2
Skip Tracer			5
Starfield Road		       10
Tom Violence			3
Unwind				2
Waist				1	05/29/95 Minneapolis, MN
Washing Machine		       11

Current Release: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star

Songs from albums: Washing Machine 9 Experimental Jet Set 5 Daydream Nation 1 Sister 3 Evol 1

Other Statistics

Unreleased at time: 8 Number of different songs played: 19 Non-LP songs performed: 0
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