The Melvins: U.S. Tour, New Album as 'Melvins Lite'


The Melvins unveil the latest twist in their 29-year history with Melvins Lite, an additional incarnation of the band that finds founders Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover partnering with Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk) for a 10-song released titled Freak Puke (June 5, Ipecac Recordings).

"The Melvins have a long history of mixing up our line-ups and I think that's what has kept us relevant for so long," explains Osborne. "Consider the Freak Puke record the fifth side of the four-sided Melvins' triangle."

The Melvins will be taping an episode of "Last Call with Carson Daly" at their Apr. 13 show in Los Angeles. Osborne will join Greg Gutfeld for another chat on June 28 on Fox News' "Red Eye".

Freak Puke was recorded by Toshi Kasai and the Melvins in Los Angeles.

As previously announced the Melvins (as their "traditional," four piece line-up with Crover, Osborne and Big Businesses' Jared Warren and Coady Willis) will be touring the U.S. this Spring in support of the free EP release: Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees, available Mar. 13 at Dates are listed below. A Melvins Lite tour is forthcoming.

Freak Puke track listing:

  • 1. Mr. Rip Off
  • 2. Inner Ear Rupture
  • 3. Baby, Won't You Weird Me Out
  • 4. Worm Farm Walt
  • 5. A Growing Disgust
  • 6. Leon vs. The Revolution
  • 7. Holy Barbarians
  • 8. Freak Puke
  • 9. Let Me Roll It
  • 10. Tommy Goes Berserk

    Melvins (quartet) tour dates:

  • April 11 San Jose, CA The Blank Club
  • April 12 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
  • April 13 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
  • April 14 San Diego, CA The Casbah
  • April 17 El Paso, TX House of Rock
  • April 19 Austin, TX Mohawk
  • April 20 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
  • April 21 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack's
  • April 23 Orlando, FL The Social
  • April 24 Gainesville, FL Double Down Live
  • April 25 Atlanta, GA The Loft at Center Stage
  • April 26 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
  • April 28 West Chester, PA The Note
  • April 29 New York, NY Webster Hall
  • May 1 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
  • May 2 DeKalb, IL Otto's Nightclub
  • May 3 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
  • May 4 Nashville, TN Exit Inn
  • May 7 Dallas, TX Trees
  • May 9 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Brewing Company
  • May 11 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Concert Theatre

    The Melvins Tour Dates :: The Melvins News


    [Published on: 2/27/12]

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