THE MELVINS – Seek Guinness World Record For The Fastest Tour Of The United States & D.C. By A Band With 51-Date Fall Tour

Left to right: Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover; photo credit: Mackie Osborne

June 5, 2012, LOS ANGELES — 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.

The Melvins Performance of “The War on Wisdom” from a recent episode of Last Call with Carson Daly can be seen by clicking the link below:

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.”

Trevor Dunn

“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


(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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One Response to “THE MELVINS – Seek Guinness World Record For The Fastest Tour Of The United States & D.C. By A Band With 51-Date Fall Tour”

  1. Yikes – I hope they don’t kill themselves in the process of this endeavor!

    I wish them luck – that’s insane, but then again so is their “evil cocktail jazz.”



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