Dinosaur Jr Set Spring Tour Dates, Issue Free Single

    J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph will head down the U.S. east coast this April to bring their extremely potent and incomparably influential brand of ear-bleeding country to those fans that live outside of their Massachusetts home base, setting up shop in a flurry of mainly Southern venues. Maybe J will pull out his acoustic “Hickory Wind” cover in South Carolina if the fans scream for it loudly enough?

    If the tour itself wasn’t enough, Dinosaur Jr has also announced that every fan who purchases tickets to any of the upcoming shows will be given a free 7-inch single or digital download of two songs recorded during the band’s recent Pitchfork.tv feature — the first of which is a brand new track entitled “I Don’t Wanna Go There,” and the second being the live favorite from the band’s first incarnation, “Tarpit.”

    The group is currently recording their next album, their second since reforming in 2005, due this summer on Jagjaguwar.

    Dino Dates:

    03.20 Austin, TX: Cedar St. Courtyard
    04.01 Milford, CT: Daniel Street
    04.02 Providence, RI: Club Hell
    04.03 Portland, ME: The Station
    04.04 South Burlington, VT: Higher Ground
    04.06 Buffalo, NY: The Town Ballroom
    04.07 State College, PA: Lulu’s
    04.08 Akron, OH: Musica
    04.09 East Lansing, MI: The Small Planet
    04.10 Bloomington, IN: Bluebird Nightclub
    04.11 Dekalb, IL: Otto’s Nightclub
    04.13 Chattanooga, TN: Rhythm and Brews
    04.14 Memphis, TN: Minglewood Hall
    04.15 Baton Rouge, LA: The Varsity Theatre
    04.16 Little Rock, AR: Revolution Music Room
    04.17 Fayetteville, AR: George’s Majestic Lounge
    04.18 Oxford, MS: Proud Larry’s
    04.20 Athens, GA: 40 Watt Club
    04.21 Augusta, GA: Sky City
    04.22 Gainesville, FL: Common Grounds
    04.23 Tallahassee, FL: The Moon
    04.24 Jacksonville Beach, FL: Freebird Live
    04.25 Charleston, SC: The Music Farm
    04.26 Asheville, NC: The Orange Peel
    04.27 Carrboro, NC: Cat’s Cradle
    04.29 Charlotte, NC: Neighborhood Theatre
    04.30 Richmond, VA: Toad’s Place Richmond
    05.01 Lancaster, PA: Chameleon Club
    05.02 Baltimore, MD: Ottobar

    [Pitchfork]