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Tour Updates: Dinosaur Jr., Violent Femmes

Monstrous alt-rock shredders Dinosaur Jr. have appended five U.S. dates to their previously announced tour in support of Beyond, the band’s first album together as an original lineup — seminal axeman/vocalist J. Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow, and drummer Murph — in over 16 years. Dinosaur Jr. will now sate heshers with eardrum collapsing buzz saw pop in cities like Burlington, Cambridge, and Denver before jetting off to Europe for a lengthy tour.

Dinosaur Jr. tour dates:

6/10, Burlington, VT (Higher Ground)
6/11, Cambridge, MA (Harvard Square)
6/15, Fort Collins, CO (Aggie Theater)
6/16, Denver, CO (Westworld Music Showcase)
6/17, Aspen, CO (Belly Up)

Add it up dear friends, folk punk outfit Violent Femmes have announced a 15-date U.S. tour this summer, set to kick off in Chicago June 16, reports. From there, Violent Femmes will head east, stop through Buffalo and Brooklyn, then bounce over to the Midwest, hitting cities like Milwaukee, their hometown, Denver, and Kansas City. Next, the quartet will perform an assortment of shows across the U.S. from Louisville to Las Vegas.

Violent Femmes tour dates:

6/16, Chicago, IL (Q101 Block Party)
6/21, Buffalo, NY (Lafayette Square)
6/22, Brooklyn, NY (Warsaw)
6/23, Brooklyn, NY (Warsaw)
6/28, Milwaukee, WI (Summerfest)
7/4, Denver, CO (Red Rocks)
7/6, Kansas City, MO (Voodoo Lounge)
7/11, Columbus, OH (Promowest Pavilion)
7/13, Louisville, KY (4th Street Live)
7/27, Las Vegas, NV (Hard Rock Hotel)
7/28, Los Angeles, CA (Bet Tzedek Justice Ball)
8/1, Anaheim, CA (House of Blues)
8/3, Del Mar, CA (Race Track)
10/12, Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Casino)
10/13, Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Casino)

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