Primus & Dinosaur Jr. Hit The Road This Summer


Primus and Dinosaur Jr. are teaming up for a tour this summer. Last year, the experimental rockers released a re-imagining of the 1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory film soundtrack under the title Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble. As for the alternative indie rock trio, Dinosaur Jr. hasn’t released a studio album since 2012’s I Bet on Sky. The two groups will start the 16-date tour with a performance at the All Good Festival, which also features Cake, Thievery Corporation, John Butler Trio, and more.

Primus/Dinosaur Jr. tour dates:
7/9-7/11 – Summit Point, WV – All Good Festival
7/17 – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale
7/18 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
7/19 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Festival
7/20 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
7/23 – Philadelphia, PA- Penn’s Landing – Festival
7/24 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
7/25 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Pavilion
7/27 – Portland, ME – Thompson’s Point
7/28 – Holyoke, MA – Mountain Park
7/30 – New York, NY – Pier 97
8/1 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavillion
8/2 – Sterling Hts, MI- Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
8/4 – Huber Hts, OH – Rose Music Center
8/6 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagle’s Ballroom
8/7 – Papillion, NE – Sumtur Amphitheater

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  • Jim Kirk

    This would be a great show to see