Influential fuzz-rock icons Dinosaur Jr. have announced that they will return to New Zealand next year for a one-off Auckland show in March in support of their pretty great new LP I Bet On Sky — the third impressive release in a row from J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph since the trio reunited in 2005. The group last visited our shores for an ear-blistering set at Auckland’s Studio in 2007 following the release of Beyond, and I’m rather excited to hear tracks off 2009’s even-better Farm this time around, not to mention highlights from the new album such as the melodic single ‘Watch the Corners‘. Don’t forget to bring your earplugs!
Check out the date and ticketing details below:
Auckland: The Powerstation, March 5
Tickets are on sale from November 15 via Ticketmaster.
Hardcore Dinosaur Jr. fans will be interested to know that a rare live show from 1987 in the Netherlands has surfaced, and is being released as Chocomel Daze on November 19. You can currently stream it over at Record Store Day.
UPDATE: Auckland rockers Popstrangers are supporting Dinosaur Jr. Check out their latest video for ‘Heaven’ plus the set times below.
8:00pm – Doors
8.40pm – 9.15pm – Popstrangers
9.40pm – 11.15pm – Dinosaur Jr
Check out a selection of Dinosaur Jr. highlights below.