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Melvins Tour Diary (part 1): two bassists, Pinkus punching Dale, fancy outfits, more

Melvins recently released their new album Pinkus Abortion Technician, their first album with two bassists on every song. The bassists in question were Redd Kross’ Steve McDonald and Butthole Surfers’ Jeff Pinkus, and the album also features two Butthole Surfers covers, one of which is a medley of the Buttholes’ “Moving To Florida” and the James Gang’s “Stop” which is titled “Stop Moving To Florida.” The band and their two bassists are on tour now, and they’re keeping a tour diary with photos and commentary that we’ll be hosting here on BrooklynVegan. This is the first installment.

In case you’re wondering how it’s going on tour with two bassists, the band says “So far we haven’t had to break up any fist fights but it’s early yet.” Check out the first tour diary installment in the gallery above, and stay tuned for future installments.

The tour hit Brooklyn’s Warsaw this past Friday (5/11), and the Melvins will be on the road through August, including LA with Boris. All remaining dates are listed below, along with a video of “Stop Moving To Florida” from the Charlotte show.

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Melvins — 2018 Tour Dates
May 14 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
May 16 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
May 18 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
May 19 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
May 20 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall
May 22 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
May 23 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
May 24 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
May 25 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
May 26 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
May 27 Norman, OK Opolis
May 29 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf
May 30 Flagstaff, AZ The Green Room
May 31 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
July 12 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
July 13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
July 14 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
July 16 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
July 17 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver
July 19 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
July 20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
July 21 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub
July 24 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
July 25 Calgary, AB Marquee Room
July 27 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
July 28 Fargo, ND The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
July 29 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
July 30 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July 31 Chicago, IL Park West
August 2 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
August 3 Detroit, MI El Club
August 4 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
August 5 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
August 6 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company
August 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
August 8 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
August 10 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
August 11 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
August 13 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
August 14 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse Saloon
August 16 Los Angeles, CA The Echo w/ Boris

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