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    bob
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    From Mergerecords.com

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DINOSAUR JR.
    ANNOUNCE WEST COAST TOUR DATES.

    THE EAR-SHATTERING ORIGINAL LINE-UP PLAY TO
    SOLD-OUT CROWDS IN EUROPE
    AND PREPARE FOR THEIR FIRST U.S. TOUR IN FIFTEEN YEARS.

    DINOSAUR JR. ALSO CONFIRMED TO PLAY JAPAN’S FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL.

    Praise the Guitar Gods, Dinosaur Jr. is back – in their original lineup!

    Dinosaur Jr., soon on their way back from a sold out run of European shows, prepare to embark on their first U.S. tour since the ground-breaking power trio split fifteen years ago.

    The volatile relationship of its members – J Mascis, Emmett Jefferson “Murphâ€? Murphy III and Lou Barlow – and their enduring influence on alternative rock, recently compelled Time Out Chicago to dub this reunion “far more interesting than the bloated arena resurrections of late.â€?

    Dinosaur Jr.’s sonic wall of melodic bass, furious drums and stunning guitar wizardry, coupled with an almost laissez faire vocal delivery, forever changed the face of rock & roll music. Their recently re-issued albums and their epic reunion shows are proving the music to be as relevant today as it was when the band first roamed. Dinosaur Jr.’s debut performance in April at Hollywood’s Spaceland confirmed the trio’s live show to be as electric and jaw-dropping as ever, while their three albums recently re-released on MERGE – Dinosaur, You’re Living All Over Me and Bug – have been deemed by critics as “classics,â€? offering “near-perfect, ridiculously hooky thrash.â€? (Blender)

    Dinosaur Jr. has just confirmed a string of west coast dates, as follows:

    West Coast Tour
    Sat Aug 13 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
    Mon Aug 15 San Diego, CA Soma
    Tue Aug 16 Anaheim, CA The Grove of Anaheim
    Wed Aug 17 Hollywood, CA The Avalon
    Thur Aug18 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
    Fri Aug 19 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
    Sat Aug 20 Seattle, WA The Showbox
    Mon Aug 22 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

    All shows on sale on June 21 at 10 am MST at http://www.dinosaurjr.com (except Vancouver)

    General on-sale on June 25 at http://www.ticketmaster.com (except Vancouver general on-sale June 24 at 10 am PST and San Francisco general on-sale June 26 at 10 am PST)

    This run of shows is in addition to the previously announced east/Midwest U.S./Fuji Rock dates:

    Thur July 7 Orlando, FL House of Blues
    Fri July 8 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
    Sat July 9 Norfolk, VA The Norva
    Sun July 10 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
    Mon July 11 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
    Tues July 12 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
    Wed July 13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory w/ Broken Social Scene
    Thur July 14 New York, NY Central Park SummerStage w/ Broken
    Social Scene
    Fri July 15 Boston, MA Avalon
    Sat July 16 Quebec City, QUE Parc de la Francophonie, Quebec City
    Summer Festival
    Sun July 17 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
    Tue July 19 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
    Wed July 20 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
    Thur July 21 Covington, KY The Madison Theater
    Fri July 22 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
    Sat July 23 Minneapolis, MN The Quest
    Sun July 24 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
    July 29-31 Naeba Ski Resort, Japan Fuji Rock Fest

    Tickets for the above shows are on sale now at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

    For more information, visit http://www.dinosaurjr.com.

    #110243
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    rambleon
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    :D :D :D good news for all you west coast types … 8)

    #110244
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    andyfest
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    If only they’d add the Austin City Limits festival. I bought tickets to it already so Dino might as well play!

    #110245
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    Pitchfork Story

    Hey, bands, listen up! The key to a successful tour is to wait 15 years between tours. People get tired of seeing you at the Empty Bottle in Chicago or the Fox in Boulder every three months. Take a break, maybe argue with each other a little bit, and get back to booking in a decade– shows’ll sell out in hours.

    Dinosaur Jr. was obviously more successful and revered than your standard indie rock group, and they parted ways for more serious reasons, but their current reunion tour has been well-received. They’ve just added a bunch of West Coast dates, as well as filled in some holes in the Eastern tour.

    They’ll tour the East Coast and Midwest throughout July, culminating with a stop at Lollapalooza in Chicago before heading to Japan and Europe for a couple weeks of festivals. Following that, they’ll come back to North America for the Western leg of the tour, and at the end of August it’s back to Europe for a few more festivals. These reunion tours are grueling.

    Dates:

    07-07 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
    07-08 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
    07-09 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
    07-10 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
    07-11 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
    07-12 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
    07-13 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
    07-14 New York, NY – Central Park Summer Stage
    07-15 Boston, MA – Avalon
    07-16 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre
    07-19 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
    07-20 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
    07-21 Covington, KY – The Madison Theater
    07-22 Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club
    07-23 Minneapolis, MN – The Quest
    07-24 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
    07-29 Naeba Ski Resort, Japan – Fuji Rock Fest
    07-30 Naeba Ski Resort, Japan – Fuji Rock Fest
    07-31 Naeba Ski Resort, Japan – Fuji Rock Fest
    08-04 Pully, Switzerland – Noise Festival
    08-05 Urbino, Italy – Frequenze Disturbate Festival
    08-06 Benicassim, Spain – Benicassim Festival
    08-11 Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival
    08-13 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
    08-15 San Diego, CA – Soma
    08-16 Anaheim, CA – The Grove of Anaheim
    08-17 Hollywood, CA – The Avalon
    08-18 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
    08-19 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
    08-20 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
    08-22 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
    08-26 Cologne, Germany – Monster of Spex
    08-27 Reading, England – Reading Festival
    08-28 Leeds, England – Leeds Festival

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