DISCLAIMER: Horns Up Rocks does not consciously breach any copyright regulations. If you are a holder and would like something to be removed from our site, please email us at info@hornsuprocks.com and we will gladly oblige.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

THE MELVINS To Seek Guinness World Record: 51 Date Fall Tour In 50 States In 51 Shows!

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 September 5 in Anchorage, Alaska and wrapping up October 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.

Watch The Melvins Performance of "The War on Wisdom" from a recent episode of Last Call with Carson Daly:

Melvins on Carson 25 april 2012 from Ignatius Reilly on Vimeo.

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."

    Trevor Dunn

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

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

Melvins Lite Canada + tour dates (Retox opens all dates except July 4 and 20):

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

Related links:
Official Site of The Melvins
The Melvins on Facebook

No comments: