Dinosaur Jr. Announces American Tour with Primus: Color Me Stoked (Video)

Dinosaur Jr. playing in Stockholm, Sweden – copyright Johannes Scherman, Creative Commons License


Dinosaur Jr. has been one of my favorite indie bands for more than 25 years. Today, Dinosaur Jr. announced an American tour this summer that will hit 14 US cities, all of them along with rock band Primus. So, yes, you can color me stoked.

The band hasn’t released any new music for a while (2012, to be exact, with ‘I Bet on Sky‘), but who cares. Even if they’re playing stuff that is three years old or older, it’s still Dinosaur Jr., and Primus, coming to a US city near you this summer.

And nothing could be finer.


Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 3rd. Make sure you grab them fast, as I have a feeling this one will be a sellout.

As for the Dinosaur Jr./Primus concert dates, here are your choices:

July 17 – Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford, CT
July 18 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
July 20 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
July 23 – Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia, PA
July 24 – Stone Pony Summer Stage – Asbury Park, NJ
July 25 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – Boston, MA
July 27 – Thompson’s Point – Portland, ME
July 28 – Mountain Park – Holyoke, MA
July 30 – Pier 97 – New York, NY
Aug 1 – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
Aug 2 – Freedom Hill – Sterling Heights, MI
Aug 4 – The Rose Music Center At The Heights – Huber Heights, OH
Aug 6 – The Rave / Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
Aug 7 – Sumtur Amphitheater – Papillion, NE

And, of course, if you haven’t listened to Dinosaur Jr. for a while, here’s one of their classics to jog your memory. ‘Whatever’s Cool with Me’.


Michelle Topham