Dinosaur Jr, circa 2006

The reactivated Dinosaur Jr will spend most of May touring Europe with fellow guitar rockers Built to Spill — a six-string lover’s dream, no doubt — before bassist Lou Barlow returns to the U.S. for a 14-date headlining solo trek in June in support of last year’s Goodnight Unknown.

The Dinosaur Jr tour finds the band still promoting last year’s Farm — the second post-reunion album from the band’s original ’80s lineup — with 21 shows, including festivals in Austria and Sweden and 17 shows in the U.K. and Europe with Built to Spill. The band will be on the road from May 6 to 30 (see dates below).

After that, Barlow returns home for a second round of dates in support of his latest solo album. Last year he opened for Dinosaur Jr’s U.S. tour, and now he’ll mount a headlining tour, beginning June 10 in San Diego and looping back to Los Angeles on June 26 (see dates below). Once again, Barlow will be backed by Mike Watt’s Missingmen: guitarist Tom Watson and drummer Raul Morales.

See Dinosaur Jr and Lou Barlow tour dates after the jump…

Dinosaur Jr tour dates:

May 6: Donau Festival, Krems an der Donau, Austria
May 8: O2 Academy, Oxford, UK*
May 9: O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK*
May 10: Black Box, Galway, Ireland*
May 11: Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland*
May 13: Glasgow O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland*
May 14: 02 Academy, Newcastle, UK*
May 15: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK*
May 16: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK*
May 17: Cambridge Junction, Cambridge, UK*
May 18: Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK*
May 20: Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland*
May 21: Astra, Berlin, Germany*
May 22: Alte Feuerwache, Mannheim, Germany*
May 23: La Machine, Paris, France*
May 24: AB, Brussels, Belgium*
May 26: Tyrol, Stockholm, Sweden*
May 27: Siesta Festival, Hasselholm, Sweden
May 28: Sentrum, Oslo, Norway*
May 29: Peer Gynt, Bergen, Norway
May 30: Tavastia Club, Helsinki, Finland

*With Built to Spill

Lou Barlow + The Missingmen tour dates:

June 10: The Casbah, San Diego, CA
June 11: Plush, Tucson, AZ
June 12: Santa Fe Brewing Co., Santa Fe, NM
June 14: Mohawk, Austin, TX
June 15: The Loft, Dallas, TX
June 16: Opolis, Norman, OK
June 17: Record Bar, Kansas City, MO
June 18: Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
June 19: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
June 21: Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
June 22: Media Club, Vancouver, BC
June 23: Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
June 25: Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, CA
June 26: Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, CA

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