Posted in metal | music | tour dates on May 14, 2009

by Black Bubblegum

Melvins at Oya in Norway (more)

These days everyone is looking back, and the Melvins (sans members of Big Business) are no exception, as evidenced by their 25th Anniversary tour which will feature a performance of their album Houdini as well as portions of Mangled Demos. That tour impacts NYC on FRIDAY (5/15). Tickets are still available. Seriously?

Meanwhile, ex-Melvins bassist Joe Preston will also be in town. He brings his solo project Thrones 'round the bend for No Fun Fest at the MHOW on May 15th, a show on May 21st at Coco66 with Blues Control, and one on May 22nd with Wolves in The Throne Room at Europa (tickets for Europa still on sale).

Like passing strangers, the other half of the USUAL Melvins lineup, Big Business, played both Mercury Lounge and Union Pool with Tweak Bird last weekend. The two pairs will reunite to play ATP NY with Animal Collective, Jesus Lizard, The Flaming Lips, Boredoms, and more.

Joe Preston's (old???) band, Harvey Milk, will be in Brooklyn at MHOW on July 26th with Torche (tickets still on sale).

King Buzzo of the Melvins was on Red Eye (again) last night. That video and Melvins & Thrones tour dates are below....

King Buzzo (Melvins) on Red Eye (May 14, 2009)

May 15 2009 Webster Hall NYC, New York
May 16 2009 Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
May 18 2009 Double Door Chicago, Illinois
May 20 2009 Emo's Austin, Texas
May 22 2009 Showbox At The Market Seattle, Washington
May 23 2009 Showbox At The Market Seattle, Washington
May 24 2009 Roseland Portland
Jul 24 2009 Fuji Rock Festival Naeba Ski Resort
Sep 12 2009 ATP New York Monticello, New York

May 13 Gooskies w/ Microwaves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 14 Asbury Lanes w/ Bunnies, Seahorses Asbury, New Jersey
May 15 Music Hall Of Williamsburg-No Fun Fest w/ Bastard Noise, Grey Wolves Brooklyn, New York
May 16 Kung Fu Necktie w/ Growing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 18 Mount St. Helens/doomsday celebration Toutle, Washington
May 18 The Wreck Room ** Toronto, Ontario
May 19 La Sala Rosa ** Montreal, Quebec
May 20 Middle East Boston, Massachusetts
May 21 Coco66 w/ Blues Control, Lake, Popped Blimp Brooklyn, New York
May 22 Europa ** Brooklyn, New York
May 23 Nara Richmond, Virginia
May 24 Green Eggs And Jam-afternoon show Boone, North Carolina
May 24 Milestone Charlotte, North Carolina
May 25 Drips Coffee and Brewhouse Hickory, North Carolina
May 26 Caledonia Athens, Georgia
May 28 Downtown Music Little Rock, Arkansas
May 29 Mia's Pub Shreveport, Louisiana
May 30 Emo's Austin, Texas
Jun 1 Solar Culture Tucson, Arizona
Jun 2 Casbah w/ Big Business San Diego, California
Jun 3 Audies Fresno, California
Jun 4 Hemlock San Francisco, California
Jun 5 Stillwater Ashland, Oregon
Jun 6 Oak St. Eugene, Oregon
Jun 7 Ground Kontrol Arcade-home sweet home Portland, Oregon
Jun 20 Neumo's w/ Isis, Mamiffer Seattle, Washington
Jul 4 TBA w/ JXATG Portland, Oregon

** w/ Wolves In The Throne Room



Comments (25)

Not too surprised that it hasn't sold out. It probably doesn't help that this is on the same night as No Fun. I know I would be there otherwise.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:19 PM

I shit thee not: Buzz was at the Mets/Braves game on Tuesday night. You cannot miss that 'do.

Posted by Rajah of Rehab | May 14, 2009 2:21 PM

the atomic bomb went BOOM!!!

Posted by FOUND | May 14, 2009 2:26 PM

Big Business is better

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 2:37 PM

First off, THANK YOU Melvins for picking Emo's.

Yeah, so who is playing Bass for Harvey Milk this tour?????
Also, never seen much of/heard Thrones, good or waste of talent??????

Posted by TXn | May 14, 2009 2:42 PM

An Evening with the Melvins at Webster Hall. Doors at 6:30.

Anyone have an idea of start time? I see there is some sort of other even at Webster Hall at 11pm...

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:02 PM

Buzzo rules.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:17 PM

@2:42 Thrones is genius.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 3:17 PM

Melvins most overrated band your supposed to like if you think your cool

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 4:29 PM

melvins: most underrated band who's music makes you feel anything but cool

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 4:46 PM

hey 4:29 go back to reading your panzy rock posts. i bet your going to see "cats on fire" at the NYC Pop fest, aren't you ?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 5:03 PM

Anyone opening? What time do Melvins start?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 5:21 PM

what the hell is "almost here" ??
is BV checking with their hotel/tour van
on their exact location at all times?
maybe there're here already?
is being on the nj tuenpike qualify as "almost here"?

Posted by DKA | May 14, 2009 5:59 PM

shit venue..what do you expect

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 6:30 PM

Coincidentally, I'm torn between this and Cats on Fire.


Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 8:05 PM

Was really surprised to see this dude on Fox News.
Much love to you bv!

Posted by nicoleshoe | May 14, 2009 8:19 PM


Posted by AnonyMEHous | May 14, 2009 10:26 PM

Melvins start at 8:00 at Webster. No opener. Get there early!

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 11:35 PM

Yup, Webster starts the disco at 11pm sharp so they kick everyone out early on Friday nights. Its pretty dumb. Show will be over by 10pm and some dummies will just be showing up.
Its totally sad that one of the best bands ever isn't sold out when doing Houdini in its entirety. This doesn't bode well for the NYC music scene. /sadness

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2009 11:41 PM

Cats on Fire play at ..because they have nothing better to do and have never doing anything productive for another human or animal.
Kids dont play with matches!

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 5:24 AM

Webster Hall? More like Webster MALL.

Posted by Greg | May 15, 2009 4:00 PM

Joe Preston told me a couple weeks ago that he was no longer playing with Harvey Milk. Thrones current set is really, really good... y'all should check it out. -Oly

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 4:38 PM

hey anon 5:03 you need to pick up viva la vida, it'll cool your ass of a bit

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2009 5:51 PM

why did america not take to flipper?

Posted by alison | May 19, 2009 11:02 PM

Anon 4:38pm:

THANK YOU! Luckily Thrones will be here in Austin in a couple weeks.

Posted by TXn | May 21, 2009 2:35 AM

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