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Melvins have announced the first leg of their US tour to support Nude With Boots and along for the ride are, you guessed it, Big Business! Tour dates are below including a date at Music Hall Of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom (Aug 13th and 14th respectively) (no tickets yet)

Melvins are also playing Jello Biafra's 50th, but SANS Big Business because Big Business will be working on their new record in LA instead.

Speaking of Jello's birthday party, Akimbo are on board for that, and they recently gave us a brand new MP3 from their Neurot Recordings debut Jersey Shores. (in case you missed it)

The other big news is that Melvins are curating this year's ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas with Mike Patton (in case you missed that too). It's the party that Portishead curated last year, Thurston Moore the year before that, and The Mars Volta before that.

Melvins' Nude with Boots drops July 8th on Ipecac (the label co-owned by ATP co-curator Mike Patton). The album cover, the tracklist, a video, and all tour dates below....

Nude

1. The Kicking Machine
2. Billy Fish
3. Dog Island
4. Dies Iraea
5. Suicide In Progress
6. The Smiling Cobra
7. Nude With Boots
8. Flush
9. The Stupid Creep
10. The Savage Hippy
11. It Tastes Better Than The Truth

Suicide In Progress & Billy Fish (live)
MELVINS & BIG BUSINESS - 2008 TOUR DATES
Jun. 16 - San Francisco, CA The Great American Music Hall (no Big Business)*
Jun. 17 - San Francisco, CA The Great American Music Hall (no Big Business)**
Jul. 16 - Santa Barbara,CA @ Velvet Jones
Jul. 17 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
Jul. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Jul. 19 - Reno, NV @ Club Underground
Jul. 21 - Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat
Jul. 26 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
Jul. 29 - Teton Village,WY @ Mangy Moose
Jul. 31 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Aug. 3 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Aug. 4 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door
Aug. 5 - Detroit, MI @ Small's
Aug. 6 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Aug. 7 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Aug. 9 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Aug. 10 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
Aug. 12 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
Aug. 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Aug. 14 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Aug. 15 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Aug. 16 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Aug. 17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
Aug. 18 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
Aug. 20 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Dec. 5-7 - Butlins Holiday Centre @ Minehead***

* with Drunk Injuns, Los Olividados
** with Triclops, Akimbo
*** with Melvins, Isis, Neil Hamburger, Dälek, Big Business, The Locust, Zu, Fantômas performing The Director's Cut