Dinosaur Jr. returns from 'Beyond'
Indie stalwarts Dinosaur Jr. look to continue their comeback this spring, with a reunion album set for release on the first day of May and a headlining tour to follow.
The power trio's unlikely reunion will hit nightclubs across the continent during the last half of May and the beginning of June, kicking off May 10 in San Diego. (Although the opening date is being billed as "J Mascis and Friends," the lineup will consist of the same lineup that will play the remainder of the tour--namely, the original members of Dinosaur Jr.: singer/guitarist Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph.)
The 27-date tour will hit 19 cities, with several two- and three-night stands along the way, as well as a pair of extended detours into Canada. Pre-sale tickets for most of the shows are available through the band's ticketing website.
The new album, "Beyond," is the band's first studio release since 1997's "Hand It Over," which was primarily recorded by Mascis following the departure of the other two original members during the '90s. The band first gained prominent attention after the release of "You're Living All Over Me" in 1987, which became an indie sensation for label SST.
Barlow, who originally left the band to pursue his own solo career, is also currently touring with his own reunited act, Sebadoh. That group's trek will finish up in mid-April, clearing the table for Barlow to tour with Dinosaur Jr.