New Tours: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sonic Youth

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs (top) / Sonic Youth
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Larry Fitzmaurice

Get your dancing shoes on! Former SPIN cover stars Yeah Yeah Yeahs have unveiled a short U.S. tour in support of their third album, the disco- and electro-tinged It's Blitz!

The outing kicks off May 23 at Washington State's Sasquatch! Festival and will hit select cities in the Midwest, including Chicago and Detroit, before closing out June 6 at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2, via Ticketmaster.

Meanwhile, indie rock progenitors Sonic Youth are taking the heavy ass weirdo hooks of their new album, The Eternal (due June 9), for a ride across America this summer. The 21-date jaunt kicks off June 28 in Chicago and will major cities nationwide before grinding to a halt August 2 in Oakland, CA.Ticket presale starts Thursday, April 30, at Ticketmaster.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs tour dates:
5/23, Quincy, WA (Sasquatch Festival)
5/26, Chicago, IL (Riviera Theatre)
5/27, Detroit, MI (Clutch Cargos
5/28, Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
5/30, Minneapolis, MN (First Ave)
5/31, Milwaukee, WI (Eagles Club)
6/2, St. Louis, MO (The Pageant)
6/3, Kansas City, MO (The Beaumont)
6/6, Mountain View, CA (Live 105 BFD)
6/12, Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo)

Sonic Youth tour dates:
6/28, Chicago, IL (Vic Theater)
6/29, Royal Oak, MI (Royal Oak Music Theatre)
7/02, Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
7/03, New York, NY (United Palace Theatre)
7/06, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
7/08, Richmond, VA (The National)
7/10, Knoxville, TN (Bijou Theater)
7/11, Nashville, TN (War Memorial)
7/12, Birmingham, AL (Sloss Furnaces)
7/13, Atlanta, GA (Variety Playhouse)
7/15, Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
7/16, Tulsa, OK (Cain's)
7/18, Kansas City, MO (Uptown Theater)
7/20, Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall)
7/21, Minneapolis, MN (First Ave.)
7/23, Boise, ID (Knitting Factory)
7/25, Seattle, WA (Capitol Hill Block Party)
7/28, Portland, OR (Roseland Ballroom)
7/30, Salt Lake City, UT (Twilight Music Fest)
7/31, Denver, CO (Ogden Theater)
8/02, Oakland, CA (Fox Theater>

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