Dinosaur Jr. Announce New Album And Worldwide Tour Dates


24 May 2016

Let's face facts -- in 2016, it is remarkable that there's a new Dinosaur Jr. album to go ape over. After all, the original line-up of the band (J Mascis, Lou Barlow & Murph) only recorded three full albums during their initial run in the 1980s. Everyone was gob-smacked when they reunited in 2005. Even more so when they opted to stay together, as they have for 11 years now. And with the release of Give a Glimpse Of What Yer Not (out 8/5 on Jagjaguwar), this trio has released more albums in the 21st Century than they did in the 20th. It's enough to make a person take a long, thoughtful slug of maple-flavored bourbon and thank some lucky stars.
 
Of the 11 songs presented, nine are J's. Mascis has had so many projects going at various times -- from the retro glam of Sweet Apple to the metal dunt of Witch to the ostrich-rock overload of Heavy Blanket -- it's always a little shocking he can compartmentalize well enough to keep his tunes with Dinosaur Jr. sounding so instantly recognizable. Which is not to say they're interchangeable, it's just that he has a very idiosyncratic way of structurally assembling and presenting the songs.The other two songs here were written and sung by Lou, and they're quite great as well. Although Barlow's template and palette are more mercurial and shifting (as they are with his other ongoing projects, like Sebadoh), the two here have a consonant resonance.
 
So, with today's announcement, naturally it's got a lot of "heads" excited, and one of those excitable heads is Henry Rollins, who has a very special message for the masses. Check it out above. Also, those across the pond in the UK have a unique opportunity to be the first to hear a new song off the record, as Dinosaur Jr. is set to take the stage at Later...with Jools Holland tonight. Tomorrow will see the release of the first album single, "Tiny."

DINOSAUR JR. TOUR DATES (new dates in bold)

Thu. June 2 - Lyon, FR @ Le Transbordeur
Fri. June 3 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
Sat. June 4 - Nimes, FR @ This Is Not A Love Song Festival
Sun. June 5 - Mannheim, DE @ Maifield Derby
Tue. June 7 - Leipzig, DE @ Taubchenthal
Wed. June 8 - Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Hall
Thu. June 9 - Basel, SW @ Kaserne Basel
Fri. June 10 - Porto, PO @ Primavera Sound Porto
Sat. June 11 - BErn, SW @ Dachstock
Mon. June 13 - Erlangen, DE @ E-Werk
Wed. June 15 - Courtrai, BE @ De Kreun
Thu. June 16 - Sint-Niklaas, BE @ De Casino
Fri. June 17 - Dulsburg, DE @ Traumzeit Festival
Sat. June 18 - Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
Sun. June 19 - Gaou Island, FR @ Pointu Festival
Tue. June 21 - Milan, IT @ Carroponte
Wed. June 22 - San Gemini, IT @ Campo Della Giostra
Thu. June 23 - Padova, IT @ Parco della Musica
Fri. June 24 - Zagreb, HR @ Culture Factory
Thu. July 14 - Providence, RI @ The Met
Fri. July 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island Amphitheater w/ Jane's Addiction
Sat. July 16 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage w/ Jane's Addiction
Sun. July 17 - Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre w/ Jane's Addiction
Tue. July 19 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion w/ Jane's Addiction
Wed. July 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore w/ Jane's Addiction
Fri. July 22 - Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre w/ Jane's Addiction
Sat. July 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacob's Pavilion w/ Jane's Addiction
Sun. July 25 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward
Mon. July 25 - Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre - Murat Theatre w/ Jane's Addiction
Fri. Aug. 12 - Sun. Aug 14 - Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball Festival
Sat. Aug. 20 - Tokyo, JP @ Hostess Club All-Nighter
Wed. Sept. 7 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
Thu. Sept. 8 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Fri. Sept. 9 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Sat. Sept. 10 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Sun. Sept. 11 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Tue. Sept. 13 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Wed. Sept. 14 - New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's Uptown
Thu. Sept. 15 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Fri. Sept. 16 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
Sat. Sept. 17 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Mon. Sept. 19 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
Tue. Sept. 20 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
Thu. Sept. 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Fri. Sept. 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Sat. Sept. 24 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet's (Desert Stars Festival)
Mon. Sept. 26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Tue. Sept. 27 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Wed. Sept. 28 -San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Thu. Sept. 29 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Fri. Sept. 30 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sat. Oct. 1 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Mon. Oct. 3 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Tue. Oct. 4 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Wed. Oct. 5 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Fri. Oct. 7 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sat. Oct. 8 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
Sun. Oct. 9 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
Sat. Oct. 29 - Groningen, NL @ Vera
Sun. Oct. 30 - Luxembourg, LU @ Den Atelier
Mon. Oct. 31 - Paris, FR @ Elysée Montmartre
Tue. Nov. 1 - Brussels, BE @ AB
Fri. Nov. 4 - Kiel, DE @ Rollingstone Weekender
Sat. Nov. 5 - Malmo, SE @ Kb
Sun. Nov. 6 - Oslo, NO @ Vulkan
Tue. Nov. 8 - Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
Wed. Nov. 9 - Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio
Thu. Nov. 10 - Aarhus, DK @ VoxHall
Fri. Nov. 11 - Berlin, DE @ Astra
Sat. Nov. 12 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
Mon. Nov. 14 - Bristol, UK @ Motion
Tue. Nov. 15 - Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
Thu. Nov. 17 - Glasgow, UK @ ABC1
Fri. Nov. 18 - London, UK @ Forum
Sat. Nov. 19 - Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall




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