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J Mascis Announces New Zealand Tour

J Mascis Announces New Zealand Tour

Thursday 13th November, 2014 8:27AM

Legendary Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis is coming to New Zealand for a string of solo shows in February. The last time the Massachusetts resident was in the country was in 2013 with his band for a sold out Auckland show. The upcoming solo performances will see the guitar icon play a mix of acoustic and electric songs from his latest album Tied To A Star, which came out via Sub Pop earlier this year, as well as tackling material from his extensive back catalogue. Here's the details...

UnderTheRadar Presents:

J Mascis

Thursday 26th February, DuxLive, Christchurch
Friday 27th February, Bodega, Wellington
Saturday 28th February, The Studio, Auckland

Update: A Dunedin date has been added to the J Mascis Tour, as follows:

Sunday 1st March, Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers 

Tickets for all shows now on sale HERE at UTR

Here's the video for 'Every Morning' from J Mascis' latest album Tied To A Star...


Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis has confirmed three February solo shows around New Zealand in both acoustic and electric mode.

Tickets for all three shows are available from and UnderTheRadar from 9am Thursday November 20.

Mascis was last in New Zealand performing a sold out Dinosaur Jr. concert in Auckland in March 2013.

2014 has been quite a year for J Mascis – he released his acclaimed solo album Tied To A Star, has busily toured solo and with Dinosaur Jr, and guested with a reformed Nirvana in Brooklyn, New York in April.

Mascis on tour will perform material from Tied To A Star and 2012's glorious Several Shades Of Why, as well as selecting from the catalogue of the legendary Dinosaur Jr, and no doubt a unique take on a cover or two.

Full tour details at

“And though he plugs in for strategic, ripping solos throughout Tied to a Star, highlights like Wide Awake – which barely breaks a whisper – show that Mascis is now as skilled at quiet as he is with loud.” (Rolling Stone 2014).

“Mascis had thrilled us, making everyone's eyes twinkle as they sat back, marvelled and at times even levitated due to his astonishing guitar playing” (AU Review 2012).

The tour is proudly presented by Plus1, Undertheradar and Radio Hauraki.


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Thu 26th Feb
Dux Live, Christchurch
Fri 27th Feb
Bodega, Wellington
Sat 28th Feb
The Studio, Auckland

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