Thurston Moore and Michael Chapman join forces for 2013 UK tour
Sonic Youth guitarist follows Demolished Thoughts with acoustic collaboration, tickets on sale now
One of these guitarists performing on his own would be rather magical but the two of them together should produce something utterly spell-binding.
Thurston Moore is best known for his beautifully-crafted riffing on Sonic Youth albums, while Michael Chapman has quietly racked-up over thirty albums' worth of neat folk and jazz-influenced string-work that has influenced the likes of Lucinda Williams, Supergrass and, of course, Moore himself. Clearly, the admiration is mutual - both Moore and Chapman will be touring together in 2013, displaying the intricacy and depth of each other's canon of work and providing a combination to be relished.
Michael Chapman released his first few albums on EMI's oddball offshoot imprint Harvest during the late '60s and early '70s, including the hit-album "Fully Qualified Survivor". His playing style is robust, yet beguiling, his vocals a Stateside burr (he's from Leeds, mind you) and his fans many.
Thurston Moore has powered Sonic Youth through some classic material since the band's formation in 1981, including "Bad Moon Rising", "Daydream Nation" and "Dirty". Moore's most recent solo work was 2011's "Demolished Thoughts" and has recently started another project Chelsea Light Moving.
2013 however, belongs to this intriguing partnership's jaunt around the UK, starting with The Purcell Rooms at London's South Bank on 1st February, followed by Norwich, Hebden Bridge, Hull and a few more including Manchester and Bristol until York on the 19th.
We have tickets/links for some of the shows now, with prices starting at an incredibly reasonable £15! Don't miss this.
- Sat 3rd Jun 2017 Michael ChapmanThe Globe Hotel - Topsham (Devon)Buy Tickets
- Sat 10th Jun 2017 Michael Chapman, Eliza CarthyDrill Hall (Lincoln)Buy Tickets
- Sun 11th Jun 2017 Martin Carthy, Michael Chapman: Harpenden Folk FestivalHarpenden Public Halls (Hertfordshire)Buy Tickets
- Sat 5th Aug 2017 Michael ChapmanChapel Arts Centre (Bath)Buy Tickets
- Mon 7th Aug 2017 Michael ChapmanThe Kitchen Garden Cafe (Kings Heath)Buy Tickets
- Mon 4th Sep 2017 Michael ChapmanBroadcast (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Tue 5th Sep 2017 Michael ChapmanBrudenell Social (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Wed 6th Sep 2017 Michael ChapmanThe Grain Barge (Bristol)Buy Tickets
- Thu 7th Sep 2017 Michael ChapmanGullivers Bar (Northern Quarter)Buy Tickets
- Fri 8th Sep 2017 Michael ChapmanBush Hall (Shepherds Bush)Buy Tickets
- Thu 9th Nov 2017 Michael ChapmanSt Mary's Centre (Chester)Buy Tickets
- Fri 17th Nov 2017 Michael ChapmanKomedia (Brighton)Buy Tickets
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