Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon spoke exclusively to DiS today about the band's forthcoming Daydream Nation shows, held as part of All Tomorrow's Parties Don't Look Back series.
The singer told DiS over the phone from New York:
"The first one is at Primavera, scarily enough. Am I looking forward to it? I guess… I feel mixed. Some of the songs we’ve been playing, actually, but the concept of playing the record from start to finish, for me, really isn’t the greatest idea. I mean, we didn’t ever do that."
Not the greatest idea? Then why agree to the shows?
"Um, the money! No... I mean, other bands break up and do reunion tours for lots of money, and we’re not actually making that much money, so that was a motivator for sure, but it wasn’t the only reason. People are excited about it, and I am curious to see how it will go. That’s the only quote you’re going to use, isn’t it? About the money…"
Like we'd do that. Read about Sonic Youth's experiences in China last month - they played in Beijing and Shanghai - at our DiS Goes East sub-site, here.
The band's Daydream Nation UK dates are as follows:
30 London Roundhouse
31 London Roundhouse
1 London Roundhouse
Tickets for the August 30 show are still available - click here for information and to buy tickets.