Legendary US rock band Dinosaur Jr. announce second Melbourne headline date

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Legendary US rock band Dinosaur Jr. announce second Melbourne headline date

Dinosaur Jr. Australian tour
Words by Staff Writer

Legendary US rock band Dinosaur Jr. make their return to Australia and New Zealand for a series of headline shows in February and March 2024.

Heading to Australia to celebrate 30 years of their iconic album Where You Been, Dinosaur Jr. have just added a second Melbourne show to their previously announced Australia and New Zealand headline tour this February.

Due to overwhelming demand for their already-announced show at Melbourne’s Northcote Theatre on February 16, the band has announced a second show the following night, on February 17.

Dinosaur Jr 2024 Austalia tour

  • Feb 16 – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne (sold out)
  • Feb 17 – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne (NEW SHOW)
  • Feb 20 – J Mascis Solo Show, Libery Hall, Sydney
  • Feb 21 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (sold out)
  • Feb 23 – Tivoli, Brisbane
  • Feb 24 – J Mascis Solo Show, The Triffid, Brisbane
  • Feb 26 – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
  • Feb 28 – Astor Theatre, Perth (sold out)
  • Mar 2 – Town Hall, Auckland

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They will then head to Sydney for a sold-out show on Wednesday 21 February at Enmore Theatre, to The Tivoli in Brisbane on Friday 23 February then over to Adelaide’s Hindley Street Music Hall for a performance on Monday 26 February and to Perth’s Astor Theatre on Wednesday 28 February before heading over to Auckland’s Town Hall for a final show on Saturday 2 March.

The band will also perform at Tent Pole: A Musical Jamboree in Geelong on Saturday 17 February, alongside renowned Scottish indie pioneers Mogwai, nu-folk, alt-country legends Calexico and more.

Last in Australia in 2017, performing shows across the country, with a reputation as one of the formative influences on American alternative rock, Dinosaur Jr. – J Mascis (guitar, vocals, primary songwriter), Lou Barlow (bass, vocals), and Murph (drums) – are ready to bring the classics down under.

With over 14 albums to date and more than 30 years performing live on stage as a band, Dinosaur Jr are bringing their best live set to date to Australia & New Zealand.

With a signature sound that transcends generations, their 2021 project Sweep It Into Space saw the band continue to expand their personal universe without ever losing their central core.

2023 marks a special year for the band. Celebrating 30 years since the release of their influential 1993 grunge album Where You Been, they headed on tour across the globe, including five upcoming sold-out headline shows at The Garage London as well as multiple sellout dates across the US.

The band have also performed festival slots at Spain’s Primavera Weekender, Germany’s Rolling Stone Beach and Mempho Music Hall in Memphis this year.

With a live performance to remember and a sprawling discography of hits, don’t miss out on these highly-anticipated Dinosaur Jr. shows as they make their way across Australia and New Zealand next February and March.

Tickets to the newly announced Melbourne show on February 17 will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, January 24 at 1pm local time.

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