Post subject: THE MELVINS Book 50-State, 51-Date US Tour
Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:41 am
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the PR wire wrote:
THE MELVINS SEEK GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR THE FASTEST TOUR OF THE UNITED STATES & D.C. BY A BAND WITH 51-DATE FALL TOUR
FREAK PUKE RELEASED TODAY
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 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."
"We had seen Trevor playing upright bass in a jazz setting and thought that we could utilize that for a recording project," explained Crover. "This is something different from the two drummer/big hair line-up, which we plan on continuing with as well."
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 (Retox opens all dates except July 4 and 20):
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