The Melvins attempt to break Guinness World Tour Record, appear on Fox News as sludge correspondents

The Melvins attempt to break Guinness World Tour Record, appear on Fox News as sludge correspondents

The Melvins — legendary, uncompromising, potentially insane — tour a lot. Lots of bands tour a lot, right? But do “lots of bands” attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest tour of the United States by a band? No, of course not. That would be insane, uncompromising, legendary… so of course, the Melvins have decided to go for it. What’s the plan? Fifty-one shows in fifty states (plus one in our nation’s proud capitol, Washington, D.C.) in fifty-one days. What are the rules? NO RULES. The band will be rockin’ stages from sea to shining sea, starting September 5 in Anchorage, Alaska and triumphantly concluding in Honolulu, Hawaii. This will be the band’s first-ever appearances in their nearly 30-year history in the fine states of Alaska, New Hampshire, Delaware, and Hawaii.

But wait — there’s more! The Melvins, in their Melvins Lite format (consisting of vocalist/guitarist Buzz Osborne, drummer/vocalist Dale Crover, and bass guitarist/backing vocalist Trevor Dunn) will be criss-crossing Canada (and a few select Western states) in July before they head out on their earth-shattering, record-breaking US tour. Retox will open all of those July dates, with the exception of July 4 and 20. The Melvins just released their latest full-length on Ipecac this week, Freak Puke, and they’ll be repping the new tracks at a couple of pre-world record tour events, including an appearance tomorrow at the Echoplex in L.A., and a June 30 appearance at NYC’s TT Underground Gallery. And if all that wasn’t cray cray enough for you… Buzz Osborne will be a guest on Fox News’ Red Eye with Greg Gutfield on June 28. Wow. Melvins for President 2012! Come on, guys, just think about it… if you aren’t already.

Dates:

06.08.12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex
06.30.12 - New York, NY - TT Underground Gallery
07.01.12 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
07.03.12 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
07.04.12 - Ottawa, ON - Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
07.05.12 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
07.06.12 - London, ON - Call The Office
07.07.12 - Hamilton, ON - Club Absinthe
07.09.12 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Center
07.10.12 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
07.11.12 - Saskatoon, SK - Louis’ Pub
07.12.12 - Calgary, AB - Republik
07.13.12 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
07.15.12 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
07.17.12 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo House of Music
07.18.12 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
07.20.12 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
09.05.12 - Anchorage, AK - Bear Tooth Theatre and Pub
09.06.12 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at The Market
09.07.12 - Oregon - TBA
09.08.12 - Boise, ID - Neurolux Lounge
09.09.12 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge
09.10.12 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound
09.11.12 - Casper, WY - TBA
09.12.12 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
09.13.12 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
09.14.12 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
09.15.12 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
09.16.12 - Des Moines, IA - House of Bricks
09.17.12 - Sioux Falls, SD - The Vault
09.18.12 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
09.19.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Grumpy’s
09.20.12 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
09.21.12 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
09.22.12 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue Theatre
09.23.12 - Louisville, KY - The Vernon Club
09.24.12 - Detroit, MI - Smalls
09.25.12 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
09.26.12 - Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street
09.27.12 - Jermyn, PA - Eleanor Rigby’s
09.28.12 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
09.29.12 - Dover, NH - Dover Brickhouse
09.30.12 - Portland, ME - Asylum
10.01.12 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10.02.12 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met Cafe
10.03.12 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place
10.04.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10.05.12 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell’s
10.06.12 - Wilmington, DE - Mojo 13
10.07.12 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
10.08.12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
10.09.12 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
10.10.12 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
10.11.12 - Knoxville, TN - The Square Room
10.12.12 - Greenville, SC - The Handle Bar
10.13.12 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
10.14.12 - Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree
10.15.12 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
10.16.12 - Jackson, MS - Duling Hall
10.17.12 - Little Rock, AR - Juanita’s Cantina
10.18.12 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
10.19.12 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
10.20.12 - Norman, OK - Opolis Production
10.21.12 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
10.22.12 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
10.23.12 - Las Vegas, NV - Artifice
10.24.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetery
10.25.12 - Honolulu, HI - The Republik

• The Melvins: http://www.melvins.com
• Ipecac: http://www.ipecac.com

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