March 1, 2005 at 10:17 am #47658
Jmascis.com has just confirmed all of the speculation… It’s official. More dates TBA soon!March 1, 2005 at 12:32 pm #107539
Sorry if this is a repost from another thread:
Original Dinosaur Jr. Lineup to Reunite!
Caroline Bermudez reports:
Dinosaur Jr., one of the most legendary indie rock bands of the 80’s, are reuniting to play the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan with shows in the UK to follow. The BBC reports that the embattled duo of J. Mascis and Lou Barlow will perform together under the Dinosaur Jr. name for the first time in 15 years. Ongoing feuding between the two spurred Barlow to leave the band after the release of their third album, Bug, in 1988 in order to focus on his work with Sebadoh. The 1990s saw Barlow’s greatest success with the Folk Implosion and the unexpected top 40 hit "Natural One". Dinosaur Jr. briefly went on hiatus after Barlow’s departure and reformed in 1991. The group permanently disbanded after 1997’s Hand It Over, at which time Mascis moved on to form The Fog. That group’s More Light– released in 2000 and featuring guest appearances from Kevin Shields and Robert Pollard– was hailed as a return to form.
No U.S. dates have been set, nor has anyone at Merge confirmed the reunion. The original lineup recorded three albums together, including the widely influential You’re Living All Over Me, which are set to be reissued with bonus material via Merge on March 22.March 5, 2005 at 4:22 pm #107540
here’s a bit from XFM about the Fuji & festival dates in London, whats the deal with the picture though, hardly the original lineup…
Dinosaur Jr. Reform For Festival
Dinosaur Jr duo Lou Barlow and J. Mascis have confirmed this week they will reform to perform together for the first time in 15 years at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, while rumours of a UK appearance are rife.
While ongoing feuds have kept the pair apart for over a decade, the embattled duo of Mascis and Barlow have announced an appearance at this yearâ€™s Fuji Rock under the name Dinosaur Jr.
While no tour dates have been set, Lou Barlowâ€™s UK label Domino (the home of Franz Ferdinand and Bonnie â€˜Princeâ€™ Billie) have confirmed the reunion and the bandâ€™s name have been added to the festivalâ€™s website.
The reunion may be have been prompted by the reissue of the bandâ€™s hugely influential album â€˜You’re Living All Over Meâ€™, set for release on March 21 remastered and featuring bonus tracks in â€˜Deluxe Editionâ€™ .
The band are also rumoured to make an appearance on the â€˜indie rockâ€™ Friday (June 10) of this yearâ€™s Download Festival, though currently this is purely speculation.
One of the most legendary indie acts of the â€˜80s, Barlow left the band after the release of their third album â€˜Bugâ€™ to focus on his work with Sebadoh and later Folk Implosion. While the group continued Barlow-less for a period, the group permanently disbanded in 1997 with Mascis going on to form The Fog.
Other acts set to play Fuji Rock (if your wallet stretches to a trip to the Far East) include Aqualung, The Beach Boys, The Black Velvets, The Bravery, Cake, The Coral, Dresden Dolls, Fatboy Slim, The Go! Team, Juliette & the Licks featuring Juliette Lewis, Kaiser Chiefs, The Longcut, Mercury Rev, The Music, The Pogues and Sigur Ros.
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