Posted in metal | music | tour dates on June 5, 2012

by BBG

Melvins at MHOW (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Melvins

When we previously posted dates for the then-burgeoning Melvins Lite tour, our schedule listed Boise, Idaho in September and Brooklyn a month later. Little did we know that those dates are part of an insane string of shows for the trio

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..."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.
Just wow.

Full tour schedule is listed below, including the newly announced Maxwell's on October 5th (ticket info forthcoming). Reminder, tickets for Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 4th go sale on Friday (6/8) at noon.

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THE MELVINS - Live At Hellfest 2011 [HQ]

THE MELVINS LITE - 2012 TOUR DATES
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
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

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Comments (36)

Those zany Melvins! Next, they'll try to fit all the band members into a phone booth, then eat 75 hot dogs in 5 minutes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 10:52 AM

Again, what does this have to do with YTIN.ASNIL?

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 10:52 AM

crazy,man,crazy...

Posted by lawsuit | June 5, 2012 10:55 AM

Sweet!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 10:58 AM

awesome! they are going to need a month off after doing 51 shows in 51 days

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 10:58 AM

Stripes failed doing this as Meg became exhausted..they did all of Canada though!

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 10:59 AM

1.21 GIGAWATTS??

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 11:07 AM

George Thorogood is not gonna like this one bit. Duel!

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 11:10 AM

YES!!! Now that is how you tour. Every state gets a show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 11:26 AM

^Sucks if you live in Hawaii (not on Oahu)or Alaska (Ie Jeaunu or Fairbanks)

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 11:37 AM

amazing... they will be giants... no, not the band, just this band.

Posted by Sons.... | June 5, 2012 11:40 AM

Yo this band sucked, sucks, and always will suck dick, and needs to hang it the fuck up.

Thank these assholes for grunge and shorthair pseudometal* two of the worst things that could ever happen to underground music.

*Includes but is not limited to Helmet and Unsane the dual-pioneers of this.

Besides that when you have to resort to gimmicks to get publicity, it's time to call it a day.

Posted by D | June 5, 2012 11:52 AM

^ fake.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 11:54 AM

Stupid gimmick.Just write good riffs thats all I care about.tour less maybe

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 11:56 AM

Firehose did this sort of thing in the 90s
48 states in 50 days.. all driving..

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 12:09 PM

11:52-i bet you listen to slough feg...

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 12:21 PM

12:09-"pffft (insert name of band i recently discovered) did it first and best."

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 12:24 PM

omg u guys holy wow u think theyre gonna win?

GUESSESS WRECKORDS IS AN ELITIST FUCKED ORGINIZATION CUNTROLLED BY THE 1%

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 1:15 PM

everyone should listen to slough feg.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 1:44 PM

^ if they're losers.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 1:52 PM

1:44 is a feg

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 2:03 PM

Correct me if I am wrong but in 1981 George Thorogood did a 50/50 tour. %0 states in 50 days driving an old checker cab

http://thorogoodconcerts.com/5050tour.html

Posted by Jon | June 5, 2012 2:08 PM

scalzi for president.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 2:12 PM

but this is 50 PLUS washington DC. so 51/51 it would beat george's

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 3:16 PM

Be so much cooler if they stopped playing crappy corporate Bowery venues.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 3:47 PM

This NEEDS to be filmed.

Anyone know if it will be?

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 9:30 PM

D is always right.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 9:32 AM

Ha more like "Fattest Tour of the U.S. by a Band"

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 10:03 AM

"Correct me if I am wrong but in 1981 George Thorogood did a 50/50 tour. %0 states in 50 days driving an old checker cab."

11:10 was thinking the same thing apparently, but yeah. Truth.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 3:42 PM

The Melvins are touring machines - not surprised they are going for this record at all!

Posted by Steven | The Paper Box | June 6, 2012 5:40 PM

Be so much cooler if they stopped playing crappy corporate Bowery venues.

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