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Melvins (Butthole Surfers members included) releasing a new album & touring (dates)

by Ian Chainey

King Buzzo at the Wick in 2014 (more by P Squared Photography)
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The Melvins have a habit of constantly shifting their roster which, of course, makes them the Melvins. Their next iteration will occur on the forthcoming Hold it In, due out on October 14 through Ipecac Recordings. On that one, Buzz and Dale will be joined by a couple Butthole Surfers: guitarist Paul Leary and bassist JD Pinkus. To ring in the event, Buzz, Dale and JD (but not Paul) will outline America starting in October. There’s no NY date, but they’ll hit multiple California locales, a stop in Austin, Texas, an appearance at The Fest, and more. Full tour schedule below.

In related news, Buzz Osborne will be touring Australia and Europe in support of his acoustic record This Machine Kills Artists. Dale Crover will hop aboard OFF! during their jaunt in August. Fellow Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes is set to be featured on Mastodon‘s Adult Swim single that will be released on September 8. And in sorta related, This Band Could Still Be Your Life news, the Meat Puppets — who have surely crossed paths with the aforementioned many a time — announced a tour, including two NYC dates on October 31 and November 1. Bob Mould also just added Cymbals Eat Guitars to his tour, and J Mascis is up to plenty of stuff too.

All of the dates along the Melvins covering the Butthole Surfers’ “Graveyard” last year for AV Undercover appears below.

Melvins — 2014 Tour Dates
10/15 Sacramento, CA – Assembly
10/17 Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo House of Music
10/18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
10/19 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/21 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10/22 San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing
10/23 Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
10/24 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
10/25 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
10/26 Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
10/28 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/29 Austin, TX – Mohawk
10/30 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live – Studio
10/31 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Fest
11/01 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
11/02 Gainesville, FL – The Wooly
11/03 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbit’s
11/04 Orlando, FL – The Social
11/05 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room
11/06 Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theater
11/08 Atlanta, GA – The Loft at Center Stage
11/09 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco

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