Sonic Youth’s future “uncertain”

Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore have separated after 27 years of marriage, casting doubts on the future of the band.

The pair confirmed have the news in a statement released via Matador Records: “Musicians Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, married in 1984, are announcing they have separated. Sonic Youth, with both Kim and Thurston involved, will proceed with its South American tour dates in November. Plans beyond that tour are uncertain. The couple has requested respect for their personal privacy and does not wish to issue further comment.”

The band currently has five dates scheduled in South America ending with a show on November 14th in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Sonic Youth most recent studio album The Eternal was released in 2009, the same year that the band appeared in an episode of Gossip Girl.