October 17th, 2011
05:26 PM ET
Alt rock fans (and romantics) everywhere are mourning the breakup of Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore.
E! News reports that the Sonic Youth rockers have gone their separate ways after 27 years of marriage.
Though Kim, 58, and Thurston, 53, are breaking up, Sonic Youth remains intact (for now), and they plan to continue their upcoming tour as planned.
"Sonic Youth, with both Kim and Thurston involved, will proceed with its South American tour dates in November," their Matador Records rep said in a statement. "Plans beyond that tour are uncertain. The couple has requested respect for their personal privacy and does not wish to issue further comment."
The musical power couple married in 1984 and have a 17 year-old daughter, Coco. They formed Sonic Youth (with guitarist Lee Ranaldo and later drummer Steve Shelley) in 1980.
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