Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) to play London solo show - On sale Now

Tuesday 21st February, 2012

“Songs can go a million different ways,” declares Lee Ranaldo in the liner notes for his Matador solo album, Between The Times And The Tides, an album which will impress even the most ardent followers of Ranaldo's work. Joined by an all-star cast including Nels Cline, Alan Licht, John Medeski, bassist Irwin Menken and longtime associate Steve Shelley (and cameos from old friends Jim O' Rourke and Bob Bert), it’s equal parts smart, confident and loose in a manner that recalls some of our favorite rock'n?'oll projects...yet sounds like a fantastic new band that was apparently being assembled right under our noses." - Matador

From Lee’s liner notes:

“This group of songs started in the spring of 2010 on the invitation to play a rare acoustic show in France. During preparations for that show, ‘Lost’ came along. Some other bits came on ‘Fire Island’ that August and more tunes began appearing on various wooden guitars through the fall. At some point it seemed like a good idea to do some proper recordings of them, maybe a low-key acoustic record. Something was happening, songs were springing out. Soon afterwards Steve came in to play on some of them, and then Irwin brought his bass over. Songs can go a million different ways. Thanks to some amazing friends who stopped by to play and sing, this group of songs went to some wonderful places. Unexpected. I hope you like where they ended up.”

Lee and a lineup featuring Steve Shelley, Alan Licht and Irwin Menken will be touring in 2012 - ATP will present Lee Ranaldo live at London's Scala on Wednesday 6th June - tickets are on sale now. Here are the details...

ATP Concerts present: Lee Ranaldo
VENUE: The Scala
DATE: Wednesday 6th June 2012
VENUE ADDRESS: 275 Pentonville Road, King´s Cross, London N1 9NL
VENUE TELEPHONE: 020 7833 2022
DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm
CURFEW: 11.00pm


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