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Dinosaur Jr. Expand Australian Tour With Melbourne Headliner

Dinosaur Jr. have added a much-anticipated Melbourne headlining date to their 2024 Australian tour, belatedly celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1993 classic Where You Been. The new show will take place on Friday February 16th at the Northcote Theatre, the night before the band ventures southwest to Geelong to headline the second-annual Tent Pole Festival.

Since the tour was first announced last October, several extensions and additions have been made to the band’s visit. Firstly, it was announced that self-described “unpleasant rock” Melbourne trio Stepmother would serve as the opening act for all Australian dates. Then, last month it was announced that the band’s frontman J Mascis would be playing an additional two solo shows across both Sydney and Melbourne to promote his upcoming 2024 solo album What Do We Do Now.

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A pre-sale for the new Melbourne show will take place from Monday morning (January 15) via Frontier Touring at 9am. A general sale will follow on Wednesday January 17th, also at 9am local time. The full rundown of the band’s tour, as well as Mascis’ solo shows, can be found below.

Frontier have also given an update that the band’s Sydney show, set to take place at the Enmore Theatre, is now sold out. The band’s Brisbane show at the Tivoli, meanwhile, is down to its final tickets at the time of writing. The Where You Been anniversary tour will mark the band’s first in seven years, having last been in Australia in early 2017 on the back of their 11th album Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not. Mascis returned for a solo tour in 2019, while bassist Lou Barlow‘s own band Sebadoh toured in early 2020 before the pandemic hit.

Dinosaur Jr. 2024 Australian Tour

  • Friday, 16th February – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne VIC
  • Saturday, 17th February – Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong VIC (Tent Pole)
  • Wednesday, 21st February ​– Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW ​
  • Friday, 23rd February ​– The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
  • Monday, 26th February ​– Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide SA
  • Wednesday, 28th February ​– The Astor Theatre, Perth WA

Headliner tickets via Frontier Touring.

Tent Pole tickets via Ticketmaster.

J Mascis 2024 Australian Tour

  • Tuesday, February 20th – Liberty Hall, Sydney NSW
  • Saturday, February 24th – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD

Tickets via Frontier Touring.

Further Reading

Dinosaur Jr.’s Murph On Songwriting, Touring & Getting In Each Others’ Heads

See Dinosaur Jr. & Courtney Barnett Performing ‘Feel The Pain’ At Newport Folk Festival

Dinosaur Jr, The Hi Fi Sydney – 16/03/2013

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