DINOSAUR JR. announce 30th anniversary ‘Where You Been’ shows in London and Brooklyn

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Today, Dinosaur Jr. announce four shows at London’s Garage and seven shows at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their sixth studio album, Where You Been. Dinosaur Jr.’s second album to be made with a major label was originally released in 1993 at the height of the grunge moment in rock, and its temporal trajectory hit #50 on the Billboard charts.

In the decades since the release of Dinosaur Jr.’s quintessential album, it has become clear that their sound – once hailed as a sort of almost-tamed noise – is/was/always has been fully functioning pop music of a sort. The subsequent generations of bands who grew up breathing Dino’s fumes managed to tinker around with the edges of their original post-hardcore song forms enough for listeners to realise there had always been melodies at the centre of everything they did. What Dinosaur Jr. produce is nothing but a beautiful new version of the rock continuum – riff, power, beat and longing, created with an eye on the infinite future.

In 2023, now 30 years since release, the original trio of J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph firmly reunited and will perform this iconic album in its entirety over a 4-night span in London in November and a 7-night span in Brooklyn, NY, in December. The band will invite a spattering of guests and friends to sit in each night to celebrate this music, along with a set comprising the trio’s thunderous catalogue each night. Tickets will be available via pre-sale tomorrow, and general on-sale will be this Thursday, May 25th.

Tour Dates:
(Where You Been 30th anniversary shows in bold)

Jun 3rd | McGill, NV – Shellraiser Festival *
Jul 6th | Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest *
Jul 21st | Washington, DC – The Anthem ^
Jul 22nd | Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE ^
Jul 23rd | Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall ^
Jul 25th | Toronto, ON – Rebel ^
Jul 27th | Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheatre ^
Jul 28th | Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre ^
Jul 29th | Chicago, IL – Radius ^
Jul 30th | Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room ^
Jul 31st | Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium ^
Aug 2nd | Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre ^
Aug 3rd | Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre ^
Aug 4th | Wichita, KS – Wave ^
Aug 5th | Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium ^
Aug 27th | Tisbury, MA – Beach Road Weekend *
Sep 9th | Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival *
Sep 16th | Wyndham, NY – Cave Mountain Catskills Music Festival *
Sep 30th | Memphis, TN – Memphis Music Festival *
Nov 12th | London, UK – The Garage
Nov 13th | London, UK – The Garage
Nov 14th | London, UK – The Garage
Nov 15th | London, UK – The Garage
Dec 1st | Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec 2nd | Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec 3rd | Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec 5th | Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec 6th | Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec 7th | Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec 8th | Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

* = festival appearance

^ = w/ special guests Clutch and Red Fang



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