Lee Ranaldo at Glasslands Williamsburg Brooklyn NY Dec 16 2011

The endlessly versatile Lee Ranaldo – best known as one of Sonic Youth’s founding guitarists – will jump out on the road for a run of North American tour dates this Spring. Ranaldo will show up alongside his Sonic Youth brethren on a few separate occasions – first with Thurston Moore at Mexico City’s Indie-O Fest, then with Steve Shelley’s band Disappears at a pair of New York shows in April. After a brief few weeks to recoup, the tour begins in earnest, as Ranaldo will open up for M Ward’s 2012 tour dates throughout May. Check ’em out below, and scroll further down for a performance of “Off the Wall,” from Ranaldo’s latest effort, Between The Times & The Tides.

Lee Ranaldo 2012 tour dates:

4/7 – Mexico City, MEX Indie-O Fest 2012 (with Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Wild Flag, Youth Lagoon, City and Colour and Antoine Reverb)
4/10 – Los Angeles CA – The Satellite
4/11 – San Francisco CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
4/17 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt (with Disappears)
4/18 – Albany, NY – Valentines (with Disappears)
5/5 – Portland, ME – State Theatre %
5/6 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground %
5/7 – New Haven, CT – Toads Place %
5/8 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues %
5/11 – New York, NY – Webster Hall %
5/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer %
5/13 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club %
5/15 – Durham, NC – Duke Performances %
5/16 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre %
5/17 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre %
5/22 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre %

% = supporting M. Ward

Watch Lee Ranaldo perform “Off the Wall”: