Dinosaur Jr Announce 'Where You Been' 30th Anniversary 2024 Australian Tour

4 October 2023 | 6:00 am | Mary Varvaris

'Start Choppin'" because Dinosaur Jr. are 'Out There' to 'Get Me' on their upcoming Australian tour.

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Alternative rock luminaries Dinosaur Jr. are returning to Australia in 2024 for the first time in seven years, celebrating 30 years of their fifth album, Where You Been.

The only album between 1988’s Bug and 2007’s Beyond to be recorded with a full band, Where You Been sold 263,000 units in the US alone following its February 1993 release.

Dinosaur Jr’s upcoming headline tour begins at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Wednesday, 21 February, before heading to The Tivoli in Brisbane on Friday, 23 February, then to Adelaide’s Hindley Street Music Hall on Monday, 26 February, and to Perth’s Astor Theatre on Wednesday, 28 February, before concluding their tour at Auckland’s Town Hall on Saturday, 2 March. 

Melbourne-based fans, don’t despair: while Frontier Touring presents the headline dates, Dinosaur Jr are also heading to Victoria to headline Geelong’s Tent Pole Festival on Saturday, 17 February.

The band, led by vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter J Mascis, drummer Murph, and bassist Lou Barlow, front a line-up that also boasts Mogwai, Calexico, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, RVG, Civic and more, all heading to the Mt Duneed Estate.

“As soon as the lights go down, the uproar is almost as deafening as the music itself,” The Music reviewer Joe Dolan recalled about Dinosaur Jr.’s last gig at Melbourne’s Croxton Bandroom in February 2017.

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Dolan continued, “It’s naught to 100 in an instant for Dinosaur Jr., and even as the boys all tick past their half centuries, they have never slowed down or let their age hinder their energy. The raw power, the liveliness and the all-important noise, this is early ‘90s grunge on the eve of the Trump inauguration; perhaps more relevant now than it ever has been.”

Pre-sale tickets for Tent Pole Festival go on sale on Monday, 9 October. You can find more ticketing information on the festival website.

Meanwhile, Frontier Members can access pre-sale tickets for Dinosaur Jr’s headline tour on Thursday, 5 October, at 2 pm local time. The general public sale opens on Tuesday, 10 October, at 2 pm local time. Tickets will be available here.




Wednesday 21 February – Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW

Friday 23 February – The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD

Monday 26 February – Hindley Street Music Hall | Adelaide, SA

Wednesday 28 February – The Astor Theatre | Perth, WA

Saturday 2 March – Town Hall | Auckland, NZ

*Also performing at Tent Pole: A Musical Jamboree, Geelong, Saturday 17 February