MAJOR THANKS to: Mike Ziegler, Langan Smith, Martin van Rappard, James Finch, Marc Ridet, Greg Joondeph-Breidbart, Justin Wood, Brian Martin, John McEntire, Matt Roberts, Albert/maropi, Steve, Goran Grguric, Wouter Stroobants, Jeffrey Novak, Sergio, Fred Waaghals, David Shelton, gogf cvxfd, Ketil Svendsen, Jan Willem Moerman, Peppe, Martin Kann, Brandon, Lizzbeth Tamburri, Lloyd Handler, Johnny Ford, Kirill, Frank van den Elzen, Raymond Chalmé, Mike Santarini, Holger Glinka, Esteban Iurescia, Andy, Fulvio, Andrew Miller, Kerry Nice, Steve Mortlock, Seth Conley, Beau Fredericks, John Tully, Wayne Robbins, Kaplan Georges, and ...that one guy.
+ a few other things here/there...still have a couple submissions i didn't get around to adding, just wanted to get this stuff out there + get back to workin' on the tab page...cheers!
of course, i know i shouldn't be such a baby, as my work is surely much appreciated -- it's not a 'wow, thank you!' i seek so much as input on the fascinating (perhaps just to me?) developments the site has made, particularly spread throughout the 1981-1986 pages, where i spent a lot of time trying to separate long-standing erroneous myth from reasonably evident fact. or something. anyway, check it out! please!
to shift the spotlight, i owe emmanuel tremblay a HUGE thanks for all of the recent extremely compelling sonic youth shows he's shared via torrent lately, including a wealth of shows i've literally been waiting 10+ years to hear, in some cases. these include:
so, i can't thank emmanuel enough for sharing these great artifacts, as i'm sure i can't be the only one who finds them fascinating, and every time i've seen them on this website i'd find myself saying 'wish i could hear that show!'. he made my wishes come true over the course of about a month! and, the best part is it really lit my sonic spark and gave me the motivation i needed to begin working on the sites again. so, stay tuned...
i've added a few other bits of information:
the following are helpful folks as well, thanks again for the e-mails: randy eijskoot, jonathas formagio, raul galera, thomas geyrhalter, and lobsterdeth !!!.
anyway, sorry to complain, i suppose it's harder to find the updates when i don't provide a list, but if you reread what i wrote below you'll see my reasoning (and i suppose a lot of the changes that wasted away precious hours of my life were code-related behind-the-scenes monotony that deserve no notice anyway). i truly appreciate all the visitors to this site, whether i hear from you or not...
see you soon...xx chris
what's new? well...this is probably the most massive update this site has seen since it moved to the 'sonicyouth.com' domain. there are many new shows, new set lists, new pictures, etc... i'd love to provide you with a list, but one of my christmas gifts to myself was not keeping meticulous notes of every update, for two reasons: that itself slows me down beyond belief, and there are just THAT many changes this time around.
you may have noticed i remodelled the front page. i've also redone the yearly pages, so you may now see one of three notations next to any given date:
* = a complete set list is present
^ = a partial set list is present
? = there is some kind of confusion/issue regarding this show
all set lists from 1998 onward are present, so the * is not necessary. i've deleted the 'mysteries' section as the '?' notation serves that purpose (also, most of the previous mysteries have been solved. my biggest headache is now the chronology of SY's pre-steve drummers, and if you scroll thru the '81-83 pages you will find plenty of detailed information/confusion on the individual show pages). i did my best to investigate all of the early dates, trying to weed out erroneous info that had somehow been retained thru the past 13 years of the site.
i've also recounted ALL of the set list stats. the 'tour stats' are now accurate and up-to-date. the individual tour pages ("european evol tour", "north american sister tour", etc) did not get recounted, and i'm debating deleting those altogether, although i do like the preliminary notes describing each tour. i've updated the outdated 'mustang' email address on all pages, which should hopefully cut down on the amount of emails i get about this.
i updated all of the 'missing sets' AND the 'city stats'. i have not yet updated the 'song stats' chart, because i fear i will lose my mind if i have to count anymore right now. i'll get to that in a week or so after the january shows are over.
please look around, you will find lots of new stuff, particularly in the 1981-1986 era. if anybody can assist with the numerous questions, i would really appreciate it... it's been a lot of work to try and sort these things out and i hope to get some feedback.
thanks for visiting, thank you for your patience, and look forward to the next updated site, which should be within the week...
these are some of the most exciting set lists i've seen from the band, with a record 42 different songs (!) being played so far...
if anybody's attending spokane/seattle/vancouver/portland, drop me a line and maybe i'll see you there!
JUL 22 2009
all 2009 set lists added -- chile thru dallas (july 15) are taken from the band's sets and confirmed, tulsa onwards are taken from fan reports and may be inaccurate. confirmed sets for the 2nd half of the tour will be posted after oakland. til then, keep checking this thread.
JUN 15 2009
been a long time since i did a daylight update... i feverishly attempted to update the 2009 page but am missing the dudingen set and some specifics on some of the other gigs done since the last update, so check it out and help a sick webmaster out...
these are some of the most exciting set lists i've seen from the band, with a record 42 different songs (!) being played so far...
if anybody's attending spokane/seattle/vancouver/portland, drop me a line and maybe i'll see you there!
then scope out this cool stuff! this Victorian is excited to finally have a set list/recording for SY's first Vancouver show: 11/10/88 .. big thanks to Matt Rogalsky! // also five ! new set list scans including a previously unavailable set courtesy of Lars Hennig: 08/27/91 11/18/92 11/19/92 04/09/96 07/10/02 -- huge thanks to Lars!
that's all for now.. cough cough..
p.s. you are awesome: martin teofanovic, christophe demunter, patrick horn, gianna buccella, and all of the supercool forum folks!
THINGS THAT WILL HAVE TO WAIT:
- set lists do need to be recounted/retallied but i think in general the stats are pretty accurate and up-to-date w/ only minor discrepancies here and there. still, i will recount them in the near future.
- i will be getting rid of the 'documentation' header and replacing it with, i think (feel free to suggest something better) 'memorabilia' -- this will include gig posters, ticket scans, photos from the show, and set list scans where possible. plus whatever else might fit under there. what won't be found here anymore is information about recordings of the show. i will leave that up to the experts:
so, please refer to tristan's site for recording info. i'll get around to deleting that info off of my pages soon, as well as fixing the outdated e-mail address that still causes frustration on hundreds of pages...
- i still really want to properly compile the 'city stats' page, so stay on the edge of your seats for that one...
- oh, i was debating adding notations to the YEAR pages, such as "S" for set list, "M" for memorabilia, and "Q" for quotes (see 1991 for an example). it would be a quick way of referencing which shows have set lists or pictures, etc, which i know i often wish for. does it look too cluttered?
- otherwise, enjoy the updates and start feeding me with information! (bonus points for handwritten set list scans.)
01/13/83 - NEW SHOW w. poster
06/11/83 - added SET LIST FRUSTRATION
09/14/83 - added picture
09/15/83 - added new poster
10/29/83 - added SET LIST FRUSTRATION
11/23/83 - NEW SET LIST
06/10/84 - NEW SHOW + poster
03/20/85 - added poster
03/23/85 - changed KILL YR to FLOWER
08/13/85 - NEW SHOW w./ SET LIST SCAN!
11/09/85 - added opener + poster
01/10/86 - NEW SHOW
05/05/86 - added cancelled 05/07/86 show poster
05/08/86 - added set list scan
05/12/86 - NEW SET LIST
05/18/86 - added link to pictures
07/26/86 - switched date w/ 072786
07/27/86 - added BURNING SPEAR
11/15/86 - added venue
04/27/87 - removed BRO JAMES
06/12/87 - added poster
07/04/87 - added poster
09/13/87 - NEW SHOW
10/13/87 - added poster
10/22/87 - NEW SHOW
06/24/88 - added openers
09/29/88 - added ENTIRE SET except 'dog'
10/06/88 - added poster
11/03/88 - added SILVER ROCKET
12/01/88 - added link to pictures
02/12/89 - added venue
02/??/89 - added opener + venue
02/??/89 - added opener + venue
04/02/89 - added link to pictures
03/11/90 - NEW SET LIST
08/09/90 - added openers
08/11/90 - added set list scans
08/23/90 - added ticket + ad
08/24/90 - added ad
08/25/90 - added posters
09/02/90 - added set list scan
09/10/90 - added poster
09/24/90 - NEW SHOW w. SET LIST
10/01/90 - added poster
10/21/90 - added poster
10/31/90 - added openers
11/19/90 - added poster
02/17/91 - added KILL YR IDOLS
02/19/91 - added ENTIRE SET except 'eric'
03/17/91 - NEW SET LIST partial
04/13/91 - added poster
04/19/91 - added poster
04/20/91 - added poster
08/20/91 - NEW SET LIST
08/21/91 - NEW SET LIST except for EXPWY/TEENAGE + added ticket
08/23/91 - added poster
08/24/91 - added poster
08/25/91 - added quotes + posters
08/27/91 - added posters
09/01/91 - added quotes + posters
07/01/92 - NEW SET LIST
07/04/92 - upgraded poster
09/30/92 - added ad
10/07/92 - added set list scan
10/17/92 - added quotes
10/21/92 - added opener + corrected venue
10/24/92 - added quotes
11/21/92 - NEW SET LIST
11/29/92 - added poster + switched purr/schizo
12/01/92 - added poster
12/04/92 - added poster
02/05/93 - added JC, YOUTH, SILVER
02/28/93 - added DIRTY B, 100%, SHOOT
??/??/95 - added details
11/17/95 - added poster
03/21/96 - added ticket
04/10/96 - added openers
08/22/96 - added poster
05/09/98 - added poster
06/20/98 - added openers
02/27/99 - upgraded poster
07/02/99 - upgraded poster
08/09/00 - added poster
08/11/00 - upgraded poster
08/23/00 - added poster
08/29/00 - added poster
09/01/00 - added poster
05/05/01 - upgraded poster
08/02/02 - added 2 posters
08/05/02 - added poster
08/07/02 - added poster
08/17/02 - added poster
08/21/02 - added 2 posters
08/24/02 - added poster
11/23/02 - added poster
06/19/03 - added poster
06/20/03 - added poster
08/08/03 - added set list scan
08/17/03 - added poster
08/25/03 - added poster
03/17/04 - added poster
04/30/04 - added poster
06/15/04 - added poster
06/18/04 - added set list scan
07/19/04 - added poster
07/25/04 - added 3 posters
08/19/04 - added poster
08/20/04 - added poster
10/17/04 - added set list scan + ticket
10/23/04 - added poster
06/03/05 - added openers and ticket
04/21/06 - corrected venue
06/27/06 - added poster
07/08/06 - added opener
12/13/06 - added opener
12/16/06 - added opener
02/16/07 - added opener
06/02/07 - added openers
06/15/07 - added openers
06/16/07 - added openers
06/18/07 - added opener
06/19/07 - added openers
06/23/07 - added openers
07/07/07 - added set list scan
07/21/07 - added poster
08/23/07 - corrected venue
08/25/07 - added TEENAGE oops, set list scan
08/29/07 - added openers + info
04/25/08 - added set list scan
07/04/08 - added set list scan
06/18/82 - pix
12/??/82 - new show
02/12/83 - pix
05/04/83 - pix
06/11/83 - pix
09/10/83 - new show + pix
05/24/85 - pix
07/07/86 - poster
04/23/87 - quotes
10/24/87 - pix
11/26/89 - confirmed date!
12/28/90 - new show
04/04/91 - quotes
11/05/92 - set list
02/23/93 - set list
06/13/01 - extra players
06/16/01 - extra players
04/19/06 - set scan
02/24/07 - set scan
i'd like to thank everybody who's visited this site over the past 10 years! i appreciate all of your comments and contributions, and encourage you to continue providing information. i apologize that i can't respond to every single letter that comes in, but rest assured i keep all the info on file for when i do 'bulk' updates like this. cheers!
Special thanx to Tristan Ruellan for a lot of double-checking set lists and info, and Mike Ziegler for contributing an insane amount of posters and various scans. I still have a bit of a backlog to work thru, mostly photos, but there should be enough to look at for a while. Keep sending stuff in, it will eventually appear! Everything is appreciated...
Here's a road map:
middown81 - added set list 022782 - added set list, proper venue folk83 - changed 'idols' to 'bro j', added 'burning spear' 110483 - added 'bad mood' to set list 110583 - added 'bro j' to set 110683 - added note 112483 - added note 112583 - added note 051984 - added "satan is boring" 060284 - [ADD POSTER] 011185 - added set list 011785 - added set list 011985 - added 'kill yr idols' 032385 - added notes 040585 - added set list 042485 - added halloween to set list 042585 - changed 'shaking hell' to 'ghost bitch' 042685 - added notes 061285 - changed 'green light' to 'satan is boring', added notes 070585 - changed 'bad mood' to 'satan', added notes 080385 - corrected date 080785 - added show + openers 082785 - added set list 083185 - added 'kill idols' + 'ghost bitch' 092585 - [ADD SET LIST SCAN] 100585 - added 'ghost bitch' + note 100685 - added 'flower' 100985 - added 'flower' 103085 - corrected objector 110685 - added note 110985 - added pictures 050586 - added pictures 050886 - added 'white kross' to set 051186 - added 'world' to set 051786 - added 'green light' 052386 - rearranged set list 052686 - changed 'secret girl' to 'death to our friends' 052886 - world=DV69, + deathfriends+burning spear 052986 - added 'kill yr idols' 062386 - added 'tom v' 062486 - added 'flower' 062686 - changed 'confusion' to 'kill yr idols' and "world" to "inhuman" 071286 - replaced set list. -mm,wlr,sg +tv,bj,kyi,expwy,iloveher 071586 - added 'kill yr idols' 'world looks red' 071686 - added opener 072186 - added full set list (only flower/expwy before) 072486 - changed 'death valley' to 'death to our friends' 072586 - added 'green light' 110286 - added set list 111086 - added note 111386 - added set list 112186 - added 'expressway' + notes 112286 - added 'red and black' 042587 - added 'white kross' 042787 - added 'white kross' 060487 - added 'tuff gnarl' 060887 - added 'white kross' 061287 - added notes 061387 - added 'kotton' + 'stereo' + notes 062087 - swapped 'expwy' / 'pch' 062187 - added set list 070187 - added 'tuff gnarl' 070487 - added notes 091087 - added notes 100287 - added openers (AND GIG POSTER) 100387 - changed to 100287 101287 - added show 101387 - added opener 101687 - removed 'kill yr idols' 102487 - added notes 060988 - added rain king 061088 - added set list 110188 - openers 110588 - source note 110688 - source note 111588 - added set list 111888 - -kiss +teen 121088 - opener 011789 - added 'joni' 020889 - date/venue/poster 020989 - date/venue/poster 032789 - added 'candle' 'kiss' 033089 - added 'wonder' 040189 - added note 040289 - added 'e jr' 'world' 'bro j' 040389 - added note 071489 - openers 030890 - [ADD SCAN OF SET LIST] 030990 - removed 'hyperstation' + 'joni', added 'silver rocket' 080790 - added notes 081790 - added 'titanium' 'my friend goo' 082190 - added 'kool thing' 090290 - added world looks red 090390 - added 'c. block', changed 'titanium' to 'dirty boots' 090790 - added 'tunic' + 'dirty boots' 091890 - added 'my friend goo' 092590 - added 'kool thing'/'schizo' to set 101090 - added set list [ADD SCAN OF SET LIST] 101590 - added notes 102190 - source note 102290 - added 'my friend goo' 102790 - added 'dirty boots' + 'mary x' 110490 - openers 111590 - changed 'titanium' to 'mary' 111890 - added one song + notes 122990 - added note 030391 - added 'dirty boots' 102691 - added 'chapel hill' 080992 - added show 100592 - added source note 110392 - changed 'no II' to 'dont' 112092 - added set list 112492 - added note 112692 - added 'youth against fascism' rome tv performance 112992 - added 'purr' 120992 - added 'tom v' 121092 - added 'i love her' 'tom v' 'youth' 'teen riot' removed 'shoot' 'purr' 121492 - changed opener, added 'shoot' 121592 - changed opener 012293 - added 'drunken' to soundcheck 012693 - changed 'eric' to 'genetic' 020593 - corrected set list / +100,bj,mote,love -boots,eric,schizo,jc,yaf,expwy 020693 - removed note 022693 - partial set + opener 030793 - corrected venue 070193 - fixed set list 042395 - + panty,becuz,wash,junk,saucer,cotton,pch 052095 - added quotes 110595 - openers 041796 - openers 030197 - added notes/openers 031998 - fixed set 052298 - added note 070898 - added note 021299 - corrected venue, added opener 021399 - corrected venue 040199 - added quotes 080500 - added details on thurston's solo set 081600 - added more details on SYR sets 061902 - changed 'white x' to 'drunken' 021803 - set list discrepency 031004 - added show + set list 043004 - openers, notes 051504 - openers 061004 - radio show, fixed troubadour set list 073104 - openers 080204 - radio show 080404 - openers 080504 - openers 080604 - openers 081104 - openers 081504 - openers 081704 - confusion over encore 082104 - openers 083004 - openers 090104 - openers 090204 - openers 090404 - openers 100804 - added show/set 101304 - added show/set 101604 - added show/set 101704 - added show/set 102104 - added show/set 102304 - added show/set 102404 - added show/set road ends here, but 2005 did occur ......look for QUOTES. and expect more. SONG STATS are current as of march '05, will be updated again ASAP. 2005 sets will be completed ASAP. I encourage all correspondence. // THANK YOU.
IF YOU TAPE/TRADE SY SHOWS, PLEASE CIRCULATE THEM VIA BITTORRENT @ SITES LIKE DIME...SEE SY.COM BBS FOR FURTHER DIRECTION IF NECESSARY!
ALL STATISTICS TO BE UPDATED VERY VERY SOON. I still have a handful of poster scans to add later and probably more new (old) set lists soon...keep sending stuff...
alright, onwards to the actual important shit. this is a huge update. if you've sent me any information in the past year and a half, it should be up now. if not, send it again. here we go.......
July 26 -- salt lake city set (can somebody doublecheck?)
July 23 -- las vegas set.
July 22 -- phoenix set, thanx chris kelley!
July 21 -- san diego set. need proper LA set..
July 20 later -- fixed san fran set (thanx michael zelner!), need to know where 'white kross' fits into seattle set.
July 20 -- rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated or are at least slightly premature. 2004 up to date, everybody's favorite TOUR STATISTICS have even returned.
STILL WORKING ON A MAJOR BACKLOG OF SHIT....SERIOUSLY. PLEASE KEEP SENDING INFO, IT WILL ALL SEE PRINT SOMEDAY......
May 3 -- 2004 set lists up to date. not a lot of time to do this anymore between workin' & rockin' my own racket, but i will do my best to keep the set lists up to date during the tour, without any fancy stats or individual pages slowin' me down...i have one more big 'real' update coming soon, so if you have any information to submit (though if you've sent anything within the past year, it's going in this update) please drop me a line...
SY will be doing a june swing thru australia & new zealand prior to their summer reprise of lollapalooza in support of their excellent "SONIC NURSE" LP. also, watch for them on everybody's favorite NBC late night comedy show...next time they're on conan. til then, catch them for the first time ever on the tonight show w/ jay leno on wednesday, june 9th.
November 10th -- correct ATP set list posted.
November 3rd -- ok, clearly very behind schedule over here (keep sending info though, it does all get saved!)...NEWS: SY played a secret gig 2 nights ago debuting 3 new songs: "CITY GRASS" "MAACO" and "UNMADE BED" (as well as the relatively new "PEACE ATTACK" and "MARIAH" they've been playing throughout the year). SY's next appearance will be at the "all tomorrow's parties" festival in california this weekend. set lists for all missing 2003 shows are now added temporarily, pages to come.....
July 5th -- there you go.
June 18th -- heeeeeey uuuuhhhh/.........sets for now, bells & whistles later.
April 29th -- coachella set.
April 9th -- more tour dates.
April 4th -- added all current tour dates. (i think.)
February 24th -- Japan sets in. Also some forthcoming SY festival appearances, at Coachella in April and Bonaroo in June.
February 11th -- just added a few more things, some sources, new tape finder submissions, etc... please folks, don't be shy, if you're looking for any SY shows, drop me a line + i'll add yer info to the tape finder page...
February 3rd -- Well folks, this is the first serious design overhaul this page has seen in 3 years. I've wanted to reconfigure the individual show pages for ages and ages but never quite felt like altering nearly 1000 different html files... however, the work is done, and I'm thrilled with the results. Let me detail the changes:
-- All of the Sonic Youth show pages have been reformatted. In addition to previously existing set list/opening band information, I've added notes on whether recordings of each show exist, for those of you interested in collecting (or just tracking down a show you saw). I myself am not a huge collector and have very very few of these shows, but the information should be fairly accurate. Surprisingly, I'm not concerned with every single nuance of each source, I just want to provide basic info on whether the show is out there in some form. If a show says "No known sources", that simply means I'm not aware of one existing----in many instances, I'm sure one's out there somewhere, and if you can provide info, please please do. I'm fairly sure that the band has an extensive archive of soundboard recordings of their shows, but for obvious reasons these aren't counted under sources unless they've been released in some way.
-- I'm somewhat depressed by the lack of enthusiastic SY traders, especially given the wealth of tapes out there, so in addition to the source info I've set up a new page designed to help breathe some life into the SY collecting scene...scope out the "tape finder" link below.
-- I've also added a long overdue "links" page, which I'd like help building (however, I'm only interested in links dealing with LIVE sonic for the purposes of this site). Aside from the SY links, I've linked to about a dozen fantastic set list resources for other bands that are in some way SY-related.
-- I, uh, rewrote the "introduction" as more of a FAQ type thang, but it's still horribly rambling and largely unnecessary. Woo!
-- I actually added this a couple weeks ago, but you may not have noticed, so check out the "CITY STATISTICS" section below!
I hope y'all dig the new design. I'm glad to have extinguished the previous aesthetic nightmare of a layout, though you'll notice all of the solo pages remain the same. This isn't going to change. In fact, I officially give up trying to catalog all of the solo dates --- sonicyouth.com's gig calendar goes back to about the time I lost track, so it's a nice trade off. The existing solo dates will be unaffected though.
Comments/submissions/information/vicious criticism encouraged as always!
Rock on. --CL January 18th 2003 -- happy new year//whatever. new feature added, fairly self explanatory::::: dig it.,
December 21st 2002 -- alright. just spent about 8 hours adding all backlogged (4/02-12/02) information into the site. if you sent me some piece of information, be it a set list, opening band, scan, etc, and it still isn't on the site, please write me again. your message probably just slipped thru the cracks somewhere, which tends to happen when i go 8 months without a non-current update. otherwise, eeeeh whatever, see you in another 8 months everybody.....................
changed 3/6/93 to 3/4/93 (thanks sherman loper + joey gomes) added 7/7/99 + 7/8/99 openers (thanks chris gibson) added 11/6/88 venue/openers (thanks joel ward) added 10/21/90 show (thanks don leibold) added 11/1/95 openers (thanks brad) added 10/15/90 openers + changed 10/15/92 openers (thanks sean palmerston) added 6/9/01 + 6/10/01 guests (thanks ignace de bruyn) added 9/17/90 set list/openers (thanks dennis lange) added notes to 6/94 backbeat band gig (thanks ben etkin) added complete 12/4/92 set list (thanks franck) added 6/23/88 & 3/9/90 openers (thanks stephen ericson) added 6/29/93 openers + 6/30/93 info/set (thanks cyrill sijnke) added 1/9/96 set list/opener (thanks brendon russell) added 11/21/90 venue (thanks rich jacob) fixed 7/15/00 city (thanks roberto mallo garcia) added 10/21/95 late opener (thanks saucerfull) added 9/25/87 opener (thanks garry davis) added 7/11/98 openers (thanks notbremse) added 2/20/02 lee solo openers (thanks matt krefting) fixed 4/26/87 location (thanks matthew armistead) added 10/1/90, 11/29/92, 7/8/98, 2/8/99 openers (thanks quentin rollet) fixed 5/27/00 "mr. X" thanx to quentin rollet added more to 8/22/96 set (thanks itay libhaber) fixed 4/26/96 set (thanks matthew) added 12/12/92 set (thanks miles!) added 6/9/02 thurston solo (thanks barry) fixed 10/21/00 set list (thanks sebastian) added 10/16/88 set list (thanks alan harwood) changed 7/11/87 to 7/12/87 (thanks andy walsh) added 6/22/98 openers (thanks frank booth) added 6/27/02 openers (thanks cyrill sijnke) added 6/26/02 lee solo gig (thanks cyrill sijnke) fixed 12/2/92 venue (thanks to JOOR=) added partial 6/27/92 set (thanks yuri zanow) added 7/13/93 venue/opener + 3/27/96 opener (thanks lucas) fixed 11/3/90 venue (thanks mike randle) added 8/7/93 + 8/8/93 free kitten/t.moore gigs (thanks mike randle) added 7/4/99 openers + proper venue (thanks mike randle) added 10/31/88 venue/opener (thanks ross retzler) fixed 9/16/87 venue (thanks jon kincaid) added 2/7/99 opener (thanks bart de paepe) added 8/11/02 opener (thanks ??) added note to 2/21/02 lee solo (thanks trinidad garcia) added note to 12/21/85 (thanks yuri zanow) fixed 7/27/02 info (thanks hiroumi takabayashi) added 11/8/90 (thanks michael hesse & lian schmidt) added 7/27/86 set (thanks john loughney) added 4/30/87 set (thanks john loughney) added 10/15/87 venue (thanks bob!) added 6/17/86 opener (thanks ben ratliff) fixed 8/8/98 location (thanks tiago matos) added 4/27/95 set list (thanks stefan sonic) added images to 1/5/85 (thanks skip king) added images to 8/22/85 (thanks skip king) added image to 12/21/85 (thanks skip king) added image to 7/6/86 (thanks skip king) added images to 8/17/90 (thanks skip king) added image to 11/1/90 (thanks skip king) added image to 9/26/92 (thanks skip king) added image to 11/11/95 (thanks skip king) added image to 8/7/98 (thanks sergi) added image to 6/7/01 (thanks fofifonfeck51) added image to 2/16/99 (thanks raul masterdik) added image to 3/27/96 (thanks raul masterdik) added image to 7/15/00 (thanks raul masterdik) added images to 5/17/98 (thanks jason koffman) added image to 5/29/95 (thanks jason koffman) added image to 5/30/95 (thanks jason koffman) added image to 9/30/92 (thanks jason koffman) added image to 10/30/95 (thanks jason koffman)December 20th -- hey did you know SY played some shows last month? ......
October 24th -- up to date as far as sonic goes. will begin working on backlogged info from all you informative folks out there, and am also considering a new "featurE"..... stay tuned.
September 9th -- confirmed Austin set, finally ("mystery" song was.. uh.. Candle.) // also updated all tour/song stats.
September 6th -- added mp3s of the "Anxious Rats" set from San Francisco here.
September 5th -- home again... added all the set lists from denver onwards (i'd actually like confirmation on denver if anybody was there).August 20th -- hi everybody! tomorrow i depart for LA to begin my week-long journey following sonic youth up the west coast // unlike the 2000 tour i will not be updating this site while on the road (it's possible but not in my plans at this time -- if i have access to a computer i might...) but i'll post full set lists/details/reviews etc etc when i return after the final show in seattle. i'll still need denver/san diego set lists so please mail em to me if you get em... if you want set lists for the w. coast gigs before i can post em, check the sonicyouth.com BBS. hope to meet some of you who frequent this site on the tour! til we meet again: rock and fuckin' roll, baby. -- CL
August 19th -- minneapolis up!
August 18th -- both chicago sets in!
August 16th -- royal oak rock and roll.
August 15th -- torontorontorontorontorontorontoronto.....
August 14th -- montreal in.
August 13th -- boston in!
August 11th -- philly/nyc up! also check out this post @ SY bbs for info on some sonic involvement at this year's Ystad festival.
CAN ANYBODY HELP CONFIRM THE AUSTIN SET?!?!?
August 10th -- new orleans/atlanta confirmed, athens added! thanks robert!
August whatever -- raleigh/dc sets up, no athens yet, help if you can.....
August 6th -- started adding US tour sets but virtually none of them are confirmed, so if you have recordings or accurate sets please help me out. i'm not doing the US tour stats til i get some concrete sets. i also went back and checked all of the band's archived sets against the european tour and fixed a few minor discrepencies here and there........ still need details on that fuji fest. improv set if anyone was there.................... more later. CL
July 15th -- EUROPEAN TOUR OVER! and what a tour it was... tons of tunes from years past resurfaced, and i can hardly wait for the north american tour to see what's in store there! til then, 2 gigs in tokyo await....
i should have the master sets from the eurotour soon to check against the existing set lists, so keep yer eyes open for that!
July 13th -- witnness!
July 11th -- hamburg etc // sy will play an improv set @ fuji fest
July 9th -- berlin set, need dresden.
July 7th -- catania set in, preliminary torino set up.
July 6th -- got confirmation on the Silver Lake gig -- SY will be playing w/ mudhoney and other bands at this free(?) festival on August 24th. still need sets from the 5th + 6th...
July 4th -- preliminary arezzo set in. rumours of SY playing sunset junction festival w/ mudhoney on august 24th in silver lake.. anybody know about this??
July 2nd -- rome!
July 1st -- cagliari set (unconfirmed) in..
June 29th II -- werchter confirmed, paris in.
June 29th -- preliminary werchter set up, confirmation would be cool.
June 28th -- never give up on your dreams, folks. LYON SET CONFIRMED. thanx t0ms!
June 27th -- Paradiso!
June 26th -- confirmed London 2 set, still need confirmation on London 1 but it should be accurate. I've given up on Lyon.
June 25th -- preliminary London 2 set in, updated London 1 but STILL NEED CONFIRMATION ON BOTH SETS. AND STILL NEED LYON SET!!
June 24th -- preliminary London 1 set in, need actual order.
June 23rd II -- Bristol set in!
June 23rd -- proper Manchester set in, WHERE THE FUCK IS THE LYON SET?!? c'mon folks, somebody must have the correct order written down or taped....
June 22nd II -- Vancouver venue changed to VOGUE THEATER. Tix @ ticketmaster.ca!
June 22nd -- preliminary Manchester set in, need actual order. Added scan of Lille set list.
June 21st -- Confirmed Lille set, need proper LYON set now please!
Check out my new Sonic Youth Discography!
June 20th II -- preliminary Lille set in too. STILL NEED ACTUAL SET LISTS FOR LYON + LILLE.
June 20th -- preliminary Lyon set added (need actual order).
June 19th -- added neuchatel set.
June 18th -- Added Strasbourg set, STILL NEED NEUCHATEL SET LIST.
June 15th -- Salzburg set in, aka "why i love sonic youth".
June 14th -- added first tour set (no surprises...yet.)
June 7th -- VANCOUVER + DALLAS venues added.
June 3rd -- added openers for first part of North American tour (see 2002 page). thanx again to SLR.com
May 28th -- VANCOUVER date! (first in 7 years...) Also second Los Angeles gig added + DALLAS added toooo... according to SLR.com. + royal oak
May 22nd -- Los Angeles gig added.
May 16th -- NYC gig will be @ Summerstage.
May 14th -- MORE NEW NORTH AMERICAN DATES!
May 9th -- whole bunch of US dates added!
May 7th -- second London show added.
May 2nd -- 3 new Italy dates!
April 29th -- 2 new US dates! Atlanta (aug. 5) & Washington DC (aug. 8).
April 20th -- I'm again thrilled to announce that Sonic Youth will be performing once again at this year's Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, Washington. They've played twice before, performing instrumental versions of A Thousand Leaves and NYC Ghosts material in '97 and '99 respectively. This is the first North American tour date announced, keep watching for more!! See all you Northwestern fans there!!
APRIL 13th -- huge news, folks! I'm thrilled to announce that the Sonic Youth Concert Chronology is now an official subsection of sonicyouth.com! The "Original Folk Blues" quartet of sites will now be hosted by sonicyouth.com, though still maintained separately by me. Big thanks to everybody involved in this huge move, and thanks to everybody who's supported the site in the past 5 years!
You may have noticed a few subtle layout changes -- the most obvious being the frame in the lower section of the page. I put it there to make browsing the site easier, but if you'd prefer it wasn't there, simply click "browse w/out frame" and it shall vanish. I'm also pleased to announce that the site is now about 99% Netscape compatible -- I've removed the "daydream" symbols that designated solo shows and replaced them w/ simple initials in bold, which seems to have fixed the alignment troubles the old pages had in Netscape. I think some of the individual show pages w/ images might still have faulty alignment, but everything else should run smoothly. Please let me know if there's any problems w/ this new version of the site.
3 UK dates announced!
4/9/02 update #2:
New LP cover!
More European dates from sonicyouth.com gig calendar...
thanx to marc & franck for lille venue
Check sonicyouth.com for info on new LP + forthcoming tour, which will find them in Europe from mid-June to mid-July and North America in August. more dates to come...
Big site update today, folks... think I might change the layout a bit soon, but we'll see. among the updates:
added 3/25/85 openers changed 10/5/85 venue changed 6/24/87 venue added info to ann arbor '75 gig removed 3/21/83 set changed song on 7/27/83 removed 6/11/83 set added partial 5/11/86 set added 11/5/86 set added 7/8/87 set added full 11/25/88 set added 3/17/89 set added 9/9/90 set added 9/12/90 set added 2/9/93 set added 1/24/96 show + set fixed 10/1/90 set added 5/22/87 venue added 10/16/90 show confirmed 11/4/90 + partial set added link to 1/24/01 review added more info + partial set to 8/21/90 cleaned up remainder of 2002 solo shows added 11/22/86 poster added 11/4/88 posterspecial thanks to emmanuel tremblay for much info!
European tour is shaping up... see 2002 page for details.
home now, touched up 2002 page w/ all atp stuff etc...
"KAREN II" is "KAREN REVISITED"
"STRAWBERRY" is "SYMPATHY FOR THE STRAWBERRY"
a new recording of "PLASTIC SUN" will be on the new LP...
new titles from set list, possibly abbreviated, w/ my notes...
BULL IN THE HEATHER WHITE KROSS DISCONNECTION NOTICE KAREN II (formerly DIRGE, w/ LEE singing) PLASTIC SUN (first ever live perf.) RADICAL ADULTS LICK GODHEAD STYLE (brand new, first perf. THURSTON vox) NEVERMIND RAIN ON TIN (formerly CELTIC FROST) THE EMPTY PAGE (lee sang w thurston for outro) DRUNKEN BUTTERFLY MOTE STRAWBERRY (formerly MAGICK CHORD, w/ KIM singing) ---- SHE IS NOT ALONEI'll add info for all the other ATP shit when I get back home... hope everybody who was there had as much fun as I did!! many thanx to the sonic youth for making such an incredible event possible, and for their amazing set last night.... MORE LATER // CL
slightly old news...
Aloha! All Tomorrow's Parties is just around the corner, so I've gotten the 2002 page online w/ the full ATP schedule. I have a few more backlogged things to add to the site, but I'll do this after ATP. Please note that SY's set list for the 17th won't be online til the 18th at the earliest, when I get back from Los Angeles. Hope everybody who's going has a great fuckin' time!
In other news, Sonic Youth have just finished their new full-length LP, set for release on June 4th...
AND... I've launched a new sister site: THE SONIC GEAR GUIDE
i wrote this on dec. 23rd w/ the intent of getting the site online by the end of the year... oops..
Aloha! As a Christmas gift for all of the loyal site supporters, I've done something particularly special... I've updated! Before we enter 2002 I figured it'd be wise to finally get around to adding backlogged information dating back to September 2000. If you've mailed me any information in the past year, it should now be added. In addition, all of the set lists, tour statistics, and song statistics have been completely retallied and updated to accurately reflect the site's content, for the first time since January 2000.
To coincide with this massive update, I've launched a brand new SY resource -- the Song Information Database. This can be found here. In addition, my SY Tablature Archive has been completely revamped and updated as well. Expect more soon...
PLEASE CONTINUE TO WRITE ME WITH ANY INFORMATION YOU HAVE, WHETHER IT'S A SET LIST, DATE, VENUE, GIG POSTER, OPENER, OR JUST RANDOM INFO. I'd like to thank the hundreds of people who have submitted information in the past -- I wish I kept better records so I could have a comprehensive "thanks" file, but I'll do my best to give credit for future updates.
Below is a random list detailing most of the updates to this page. They're separated by information (ie: a new show, a new or updated set list, opener info, etc) and photographic (gig posters, ticket scans, live pix, etc). I don't have precise stats for the amount of alterations made to this page for this update, but for the first time in nearly 2 years this site is at its most thorough. Enjoy!
added 11/6/86 show added openers for 9/2/90 added song to 8/21/91 various 8/91 info updated 3/29/89 set confirmed 3/26/89 10/4/88 updated chicago 82 branca gig updated 7/7/93 + 7/13/93 confusion 8/85 seattle gig update added 7/24/86 set changed 7/7/86 set added 11/18/88 set added 11/21/85 venue added 4/13/85 set added 4/2/85 info completed 6/14/87 set 6/18/87 info 6/20/87 set added 11/25/83 opener fixed 3/25/96 set / opener 9/12/95 opener removed SINA from 2/4/99, changed venue 4/28/95 openers 10/19/95 opener 8/22/96 info/set added 8/21/96 openers 6/27/93 set/opener/all info! 4/3/89 opener added 11/2/00 11/3/88 fixed opener 8/3/90 openers 8/18/95 memphis 95 12/11/00.. 4/19/96 openers 9/10/90- openers 2/5/99 venue 5/16/86 venue 9/9/95 set fix 10/18/92 venue fixxx 11/1/88 set 10/28/95 info 1/24/91 opener 8/9/90 set 9/13/90 set 11/2/92 set 11/17/92 set 7/15/98 venue/openers 2/19/99 opener 12/17/82 set list 6/27/87 set 9/28/87 show/set 11/20/.88 set updated 12/10/88 updated 11/3/92 added 8/7/98 openers 3/22/96 opener 5/5/86 new show/set 10/16/88 openers 10/17/88 openers 3/23/89 full set 11/19/95 openers 2/28/91 partial set 4/13/96 openers 11/16/90 info added 4/95 bridgewater gig fixed 9/9/91 venue updated 10/17/90 set added 10/6/95 info added 10/7/95 info added 11/18/90 opener added 4/26/85 added 5/8/86 added 5/8/81 show 6/3/81 info 8/19/96 set/venue added 7/16/01 8/8/01 info added oct 24/25/27/28 2001 added 10/25/95 openers 2/2/91 opener 12/31/95 openers added 7/30/01 added 8/8/85 added 10/13/87 venue added 1/14/96 appended 8/22/85 openers added 12/21/85 openers added 9/7/01 fixed 11/5/88 set 10/13/95 openers 10/7/01 opener clarification 8/25/01 9/15/01 9/30/01 10/11/01 10/12/01 10/20/87 added 10/25/87 show fixed 3/4/93 city? all 10/01 chris lee dates 11/17/01 11/12/88 venue/opener 11/17/88 opener 11/26/88 opener 3/18/89 opener confusion on 3/89 poly 3/21/89 opener 3/20/89 set/opener 3/25/89 opener added 3/26/89 opener 4/2/89 opener 9/21/92 openers/partial set 5/23/86 openers 4/13/86 opener 10/16/92 added song added 1/22/96 show added 11/7/90 show added 6/27/92 show added 6/28/92 show 6/29/92 opener 7/1/92 opener 7/2/92 opener naugatuck, ct '87 show 6/30/93 show removed 7/19/93 gent show added 1/95 free kitten tour? added 2/95 blast first gig? updated entire male slut/gate 94 tour changed 9/22/87 to 9/18/87 11/19/88 set list 12/9/92 set 6/17/87 set 6/28/87 set 4/10/96 set 10/5/88 partial set 10/12/90 show/set 9/30/92 set 7/12/93 set 9/7/90 set 10/6/97 opener / info 10/8/83 added 12/13/81 show confirmed 12/15/82 date added 5/28/84 lydia lunch 9/25/85 openers 11/21/97 program set scan 10/16/92 ticket/poster scan 7/5/95 ticket scan 11/95 tour poster on stat page 8/25/96 poster 7/24/00 poster 10/25/87 poster 10/15/95 ticket 10/21/92 crew pass 10/27/90 posters 10/9/92 ticket 11/12/88 poster 4/21/01 posters 9/19/92 ticket 9/26/92 ticket/pass 10/17/98 poster 10/18/95 poster 11/18/95 poster 08/23/00 jones beach poster 7/20/95 poster 9/24/00 poster 12/21/85 poster 10/21/95 poster 11/15/90 ticket 8/9/00 poster 11/10/95 poster/ticket 1/22/96 poster 6/16/96 poster 7/1/00 poster 6/9/00 poster 8/11/00 poster 7/21/00 poster 4/5/96 poster 6/24/00 poster 8/12/00 poster 5/30/89 poster 2/9/91 ticket stub 4/7/96 poster 5/5/01 poster 7/4/00 poster 8/3/00 poster 3/5/93 pass 11/20/86 ticket 11/7/90 poster 9/18/87 handbill 8/30/87 ticket 5/20/95 ticket 8/30/97 ticket 5/22/98 ticket 5/23/98 ticket 6/16/00 ticket 6/17/00 ticket 6/18/00 ticket 6/19/00 ticket 6/20/00 ticket 7/20/00 ticket 7/21/00 ticket 7/22/00 ticket 7/24/00 ticket 9/18/81 poster 10/8/83 poster 11/8/86 ticket 12/13/81 poster 12/15/82 ticket bigger 12/17/83 poster '84 set list bigger 2/19/82 poster new 3/11/81 poster bigger 3/15/85 poster 4/1/99 poster new 5/24/85 poster 5/28/84 poster 5/8/81 posters (both) 8/20/91 various shit 9/25/85 poster