Dinosaur Jr For SXSW, April Tour

 

Roadtesting material
from forthcoming studio album, giving away free singles… what’s not to like?

 

By Fred Mills

 

 

 

It’s the reunion that keeps on giving: Dinosaur Jr – no
period please, just “Jr” [Thanks. –
Purist Ed.]
– will be hitting the road on April Fool’s day (hmmm….) for a
monthlong tour that will take in the northeast, the south and parts of the midwest.
Prior to that will be a high profile stop in Austin for SXSW. This will all be a lead-in
to a proposed new studio album by the band, as the trio recently signed to Jagjaguwar and is planning on a summer release.

 

 

Also, tour ticket buyers will receive a limited edition 7″
(or corresponding download code for those dumb enough not to covet vinyl). According to the band’s website, “The band will be setting out in April to road
test new material in cozier settings than you might expect. Check out the Tour Page for
details. For the fortunate fans who score tickets to these select shows, they
will also receive a limited edition, tour-only 7″ or a digital download
code with the purchase of a ticket. The songs on this release were recorded
live during a Pitchfork.tv feature at J Mascis’ Bisquiteen Studios. The
A-Side is a new track entitled ‘I Don’t Want To Go There’ and is slated to
appear on the forthcoming full length, while the B-Side is a revisited classic ‘Tarpit’
from You’re Living All Over Me.

 

 

Er,
we’re not sure what they mean by “cozier settings” but some of the venues
listed below seat in the 750-1000 range…

 

 

Tour Dates:

 

 

3-20 Austin, TX – Cedar St. Courtyard
4-01 Milford, CT – Daniel Street
4-02 Providence, RI – Club Hell
4-03 Portland, ME – The Station
4-04 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
4-06 Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
4-07 State College, PA – Lulu’s
4-08 Akron, OH – Musica
4-09 East Lansing, MI – The Small Planet
4-10 Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub
4-11 Dekalb, IL – Otto’s Nightclub
4-13 Chattanooga, TN – Rhythm and Brews
4-14 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
4-15 Baton Rouge, LA – The Varsity Theatre
4-16 Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room
4-17 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
4-18 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
4-20 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
4-21 Augusta, GA – Sky City
4-22 Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
4-23 Tallahassee, FL – The Moon
4-24 Jacksonville Beach, FL – Freebird Live
4-25 Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
4-26 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
4-27 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
4-29 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
4-30 Richmond, VA – Toad’s Place Richmond
5-01 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
5-02 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

 

 

 

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