'TIED TO A STAR' National Tour
Supported by Adalita
J MASCIS - TIED TO A STAR / AUSTRALIA 2015
Mascis had thrilled us for little over an hour, making everyone's eyes twinkle as they sat back, marvelled and at times even levitated due to his astonishing guitar playing - AU Review 2012
Last here in early 2012 for The Falls Festival and multiple sold-out Sydney Festival performances, Dinosaur Jr frontman / guitar-guru J Mascis returns to Australia and New Zealand in February 2015 for Adelaide's Garden Of Unearthly Delights Spiegeltent programme, as special guest to premier ambient / noise outfit Mogwai for two shows at Perth International Arts Festival, for headline performances along the Australian east coast (including first time solo appearances in Hobart and Canberra) and for three shows on the north island of New Zealand.
The 2015 tour follows the release of Tied To A Star, the second solo album from Mascis that picks up exactly where 2011's debut Several Shades Of Why left off.
And though he plugs in for strategic, ripping solos throughout Tied to a Star, highlights like "Wide Awake" – his perfectly paired duet with Cat Power, which barely breaks a whisper – show that Mascis is now as skilled at quiet as he is with loud. Rolling Stone August 2014
As an added treat, former Magic Dirt front woman Adalita will join J for shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sydney. The two indie-rock luminaries paired up in 2012 for an appearance on SBS TV show Rockwiz performing the Tom Petty / Stevie Nicks classic Stop Dragging My Heart Around though the relationship goes back further with Magic Dirt having supported Dinosaur Jr on their 1995 Australian tour.
Don't miss J Mascis with occasional special guest Adalita on tour this February.
Well known as the front woman for iconic Australian rock band, Magic Dirt, Adalita is initiating new and old fans with her moving and stark solo shows. Featuring brand new songs in Adalita's pared back, dark style with just electric guitar and voice, her debut solo album is due for release 4 March 2011.
If you know anything at all about Australian music, of course, you already know who Adalita is. You know her from Magic Dirt, who for nearly two decades have been one of Australia’s most respected and influential bands. You may well have grown up with her music, watching it evolve from the freeform distortion-drenched darkness of the early ‘90s to the confident, poised rock’n’roll of ‘Girl’. Or you might be a new fan, just beginning to explore the work of one of Australia’s greatest contemporary bands.