Dinosaur Jr. is on tour in the UK & Europe this summer:
May 23 – Primavera Barcelona – Barcelona, SpainMay 24 – La Paloma – Nimes, France
May 25 – Hiroshima – Turin, Italy
May 26 – Pin Up – Mosciano, Italy
May 27 – Black Out – Rome, Italy
May 29 – L’Epicerie Moderne – Feyzin, France
May 30 – Krakatoa – Bordeaux, France
June 1 – Optimus Primavera Sound – Porto, Portugal
June 26 – Glastonbury Festival – Shepton Mallett, UK
June 27 – Sub 89 – Reading, UK
June 29 – Open Source Festival – Dusseldorf, Germany
June 30 – Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany
July 2 – Teaterfabrik – Munich, Germany
July 3 – Manufaktur – Schorndorf, Germany
July 7 – SJOCK Festival – Gierle, Belgium
Dinosaur Jr. will perform at Coachella both weekends, and the band has announced a run of west coast tour dates around the festival in April. For more tour details and tickets, go to www.dinosaurjr.com/tour
Spin.com premiered the new video today from Dinosaur Jr. Pierce The Morning Rain answers the question of what happens when you shake up the typical American, suburban lifestyle with dB drag racing. Pierce The Morning Rain was directed by Emmy-winning comedy writer and director Scott Jacobson, he’s of Bob’s Burgers, The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live and awesome music videos. The video stars actor James Urbaniak (Homeland, The Venture Brothers) and comedian Maria Bamford as the couple whose lives become transformed by playing Dinosaur Jr. as loudly as the current technology allows. The video also includes an appearance from Henry Rollins.
J Mascis will appear in an upcoming episode of IFC’s Portlandia. The episode will air Friday, January 25th at 10pm ET/CT on IFC.
In November J Mascis made a trip to the garage for a rare interview and acoustic performance. Marc looks to figure out the genesis of early Dinosaur Jr. albums which had such an impact on him and J provides some background into his upbringing in Amherst as the son of a singing dentist. Read more HERE.
On 12.12.12, we’re asking friends of Dinosaur Jr. and Community Resources for People with Autism to make a donation and share this video to support the work of Community Resources for Valley Gives Day. Valley Gives is a 24-hour fundraiser to raise as much money as possible for western Massachusetts nonprofits in a single day.
Not sure if you’ll remember to make your donation on 12.12.12? You can use the “schedule one for Valley Gives” option and do it right now!
March 5 – The Powerstation – Auckland, NZ
March 7 – The Corner – Melbourne
March 8 – The Espy – Melbourne
March 9 – Golden Plains Festival – Meredith
March 10 – The Gov – Adelaide
March 12 – The Astor – Perth
March 14 – The Hi-Fi – Brisbane
March 15 – Coolangatta Hotel – Coolangatta
March 16 – The Hi-Fi – Sydney
On December 1, Dinosaur Jr. will celebrate the 25th anniversary of “You’re Living All Over Me” at Terminal 5 in New York City. The band will play the album in its entirety followed by a second set spanning their catalog with very special musical guests joining them onstage. We’re excited to announce that Dale Crover of the Melvins will join the band for a song or two. Already announced are Johnny Marr, Kim Gordon and Al Cisneros, and more special guests will be announced.