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Dinosaur Jr. Announce New Album, Fall 2012 Tour

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Dinosaur Jr. have announced a Sept. 18 release date for ‘I Bet on Sky,’ the veteran indie act’s tenth overall album together. The disc will be backed by a lengthy North American tour that kicks off Sept. 24-26 with a three-night stand in Toronto, Ontario.

‘I Bet on Sky’ is the trio’s first album since 2009’s ‘Farm’ and third since the classic lineup of frontman J Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph reunited in 2005. In advance of their fall tour, the band have three festival appearances scheduled, including July 6 at the 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, Iowa. Check out their full itinerary below.

“Dinosaur Jr. have proven themselves to be unlikely masters of the long game,” music journalist and frequent penner of indie rock liner notes Byron Coley writes in a press release announcing the new disc. “Their new album … augurs well for their future trajectory. If I were prone to wagering, I’d say their best days are yet ahead of them. And yeah. I would bet the sky on it.”

‘I Bet on Sky’ Track Listing:

1. ‘Don’t Pretend You Didn’t Know’
2. ‘Watch the Corners’
3. ‘Almost Fare’
4. ‘Stick a Toe In’
5. ‘Rude’
6. ‘I Know It Oh So Well’
7. ‘Pierce the Morning Rain’
8. ‘What Was That’
9. ‘Recognition’
10.’See It on Your Side’

Dinosaur Jr. 2012 Tour Dates:

6/22 – Chicago, Ill. | Subterranean
6/23 – Chicago, Ill. | Green Music Festival
7/6 – Des Moines, Iowa | 80/35 Music Festival
8/25 – St. Louis, Mo. | LouFest 2012
9/24 – Toronto, Ontario | Lee’s Palace
9/25 – Toronto, Ontario | Lee’s Palace
9/26 – Toronto, Ontario | Lee’s Palace
9/27 – Detroit, Mich. | St. Andrew’s Hall
9/28 – Cincinnati, Ohio | MidPoint Music Festival
9/29 – Champaign, Ill. | Pygmalion Festival
10/1 – Nashville, Tenn. | Mercy Lounge
10/2 – Atlanta, Ga. | Variety Playhouse
10/3 – New Orleans, La. | Tipitina’s
10/4 – Austin, Texas | Mohawk
10/5 – Houston, Texas | Fitzgerald’s
10/6 – Dallas, Texas | The Prophet Bar
10/8 – Flagstaff, Ariz. |Orpheum Theater
10/9 – Santa Ana, Calif. | The Observatory
10/10 – San Francisco, Calif. | The Fillmore
10/11 – Eugene, Ore. | WOW Hall
10/12 – Seattle, Wash. | Neptune Theatre
10/14 – Salt Lake City, Utah: Urban Lounge
10/15 – Denver, Colo. | Bluebird Theater
10/17 – Omaha, Neb. | The Waiting Room
10/18 – Minneapolis, Minn. | Cabooze
10/19 – Madison, Wisc. | Majestic Theatre
10/20 – Grand Rapids, Mich. | The Orbit Room
10/22 – Bloomington, Ind. | The Bluebird
10/23 – Cleveland, Ohio | Beachland Ballroom
10/24 – Millvale, Pa. | Mr. Smalls Theatre
10/25 – Washington, D.C. | Black Cat
10/26 – Charlottesville, Va. | Jefferson Theater
10/27 – Philadelphia, Pa. | Union Transfer

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