(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
The original Dinosaur Jr. has reformed and will tour this summer in the United States, Europe and Japan. The power trio of J Mascis, Emmett Jefferson "Murph" Murphy III and Lou Barlow were together from 1984-1989 and recorded three classic noise albums: Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me and Bug, and will be available on Merge with bonus videos. They were originally released on Homestead and SST.
All three CDs have been remastered and will be reissued with original cover artwork but the new booklets will contain never-before seen images. Bonus materials include a rare live track – "Does It Float" – which captures the power and sheer chaos of early Dinosaur shows, as well as videos for classic tracks "Little Fury Things", "Just Like Heaven", "Freak Scene" and a recently-discovered, never before seen video for "No Bones". Also included are extensive new liner notes for all three albums compiled by music writer/gadfly Byron Coley featuring interviews/commentary from Thurston Moore, Mike Watt and Robert Pollard. Acclaimed filmmaker Allison Anders also contributed liner notes for Bug.
Dinosaur, Jr. itinerary (more dates to be booked):
June 8-9 The Forum London U.K.
June 10 Download Festival Donnington U.K.
July 7 House of Blues Orlando, FL
July 8 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
July 9 The Norva Norfolk, VA
July 10 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
July 11 9:30 Club Washington, DC
July 13 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
July 14 Central Park SummerStage New York, NY
July 15 Avalon Boston, MA
July 19 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
July 20 Clutch Cargo's Pontiac, MI
July 21 The Madison Theater Covington, KY
July 22 The Eagles Club Milwaukee, WI
July 23 The Quest Minneapolis, MN
July 24 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
July 29-31 Fuji Rock Fest Naeba Ski Resort, Japan
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen