BAND’S ATTEMPT AT GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR FASTEST TOUR OF THE UNITED STATES BY A BAND KICKS OFF SEPT. 5 IN ALASKA; THE MELVINS CHRONICLING THEIR ADVENTURE ON SPIN WEBSITE
July 31, 2012, LOS ANGELES — The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne shares the story of the band’s first tour via an animated clip on Pitchfork TV’s “Frames” (http://pitchfork.com/tv/frames/1914-melvins/3117-first-tour/#ooid=E3Nm5mNTocmZ_r3eLDn6TFjHet8t1gWP).
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. The Los Angeles-based band’s exploits will be chronicled on Spin’s website via an ongoing tour diary.
“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, North Dakota, Delaware and Hawaii.
Freak Puke, the debut release from Melvins Lite, was released in early June. “First off, it’s almost impossible for us to convey to people that we plan on having both versions of the Melvins happening at the same time,” Osborne recently told Exclaim Magazine. “So, for the record, we now have TWO versions of the Melvins, Melvins regular and Melvins Lite… Got it?”
The Melvins 51-Date United States Tour Dates:
(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)
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