The Melvins Seek World Record For Fastest Tour of US by a Band

THE MELVINS SEEK GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
WITH A 51-DATE FALL TOUR

The Melvins will attempt to become the Guinness World Record holders for the first band to tour the full United States and D.C. in 51 days with a tour kicking off Sept. 5 in Anchorage, Alaska and wrapping up Oct. 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

"We figured it was time for us to do something REALLY crazy," said Buzz Osborne. "51 shows in 50 states plus 1 on D.C. and all in 51 days? Jeez! I wonder if we can do it?"

The tour, which will feature the Melvins Lite line-up of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn, also marks the first time in the band's near 30-year history that they will perform in Alaska, New Hampshire, Delaware and Hawaii.

Arriving in-stores and online today is Freak Puke, the debut release from Melvins Lite that Spin recently described as "a unique detour for the long-running band" and adding "one of the loudest bands on earth has perfectly siphoned their gloomy energy into evil cocktail jazz."

Prior to the Fall, the Melvins have a full spate of appearances. The band perform two shows in conjunction with Subliminal Projects: June 8 at The Echoplex in Los Angeles and June 30 at TT Underground Gallery in New York. Buzz Osborne will be a guest on Fox News' "Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld" on June 28. Melvins Lite will also venture north for a three week trek of primarily Canadian tour dates that kicks off on July 1 (dates below).

The Melvins 51-date United States tour dates:

  • September 5 Anchorage, AK Bear Tooth Theatre and Pub
  • September 6 Seattle, WA Showbox at The Market
  • September 7 Oregon TBA
  • September 8 Boise, ID Neurolux Lounge
  • September 9 Missoula, MT Top Hat Lounge
  • September 10 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
  • September 11 Casper, WY TBA
  • September 12 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
  • September 13 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
  • September 14 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
  • September 15 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
  • September 16 Des Moines, IA House of Bricks
  • September 17 Sioux Falls, SD The Vault
  • September 18 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
  • September 19 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy's
  • September 20 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
  • September 21 Chicago, IL Double Door
  • September 22 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
  • September 23 Louisville, KY The Vernon Club
  • September 24 Detroit, MI Smalls
  • September 25 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
  • September 26 Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant Street
  • September 27 Jermyn, PA Eleanor Rigby's
  • September 28 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
  • September 29 Dover, NH Dover Brickhouse
  • September 30 Portland, ME Asylum

  • October 1 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
  • October 2 Pawtucket, RI The Met Cafe
  • October 3 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
  • October 4 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • October 5 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
  • October 6 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
  • October 7 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
  • October 8 Washington, DC Black Cat
  • October 9 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre
  • October 10 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
  • October 11 Knoxville, TN The Square Room
  • October 12 Greenville, SC The Handle Bar
  • October 13 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
  • October 14 Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree
  • October 15 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
  • October 16 Jackson, MS Duling Hall
  • October 17 Little Rock, AR Juanita's Cantina
  • October 18 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
  • October 19 Austin, TX Mohawk
  • October 20 Norman, OK Opolis Production
  • October 21 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
  • October 22 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
  • October 23 Las Vegas, NV Artifice
  • October 24 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • October 25 Honolulu, HI The Republik

    Melvins Lite Canada + tour dates

  • July 1 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
  • July 3 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
  • July 4 Ottawa, ON Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
  • July 5 Toronto, ON Opera House
  • July 6 London, ON Call The Office
  • July 7 Hamilton, ON Club Absinthe
  • July 9 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Center
  • July 10 Regina, SK The Exchange
  • July 11 Saskatoon, SK Louis' Pub
  • July 12 Calgary, AB Republik
  • July 13 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
  • July 15 Vancouver, BC Venue
  • July 17 Bellingham, WA Wild Buffalo House of Music
  • July 18 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
  • July 20 San Francisco, CA Slim's

    The Melvins Tour Dates :: The Melvins News

  • http://www.melvins.com

    [Published on: 6/5/12]

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