Across The States In 51 Days: The Melvins Seek World Record For Fastest US Tour

Posted by on June 5, 2012

Our interpretation of the Melvins' tour plans

Just as Freak Puke hits shelves and online music stores today, The Melvins have announced an absolutely excruciating (freakishly nauseating?) tour schedule. On September 5th, 2012, the Melvins Lite lineup of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn plan to kick off a tour that will crown them the fastest band ever to play all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“We figured it was time for us to do something REALLY crazy,” says Osborne. “51 shows in 50 states, plus 1 in D.C., and all in 51 days?  Geez!  I wonder if we can do it!!”

In a whiplash-inducing 7 weeks, the most grueling tour ever attempted will whisk them from Anchorage, Alaska across the four corners of the continental United States, and spit them out in Honolulu, Hawaii in late October. If they are successful, they will hold the Guinness Book World Record for the fastest U.S. tour ever played. Not only that, but in the near 30-year history of “the loudest band on earth,” this tour will be the first time The Melvins have ever played Delaware, New Hampshire, Alaska, or Hawaii. No matter what state you live in, you’ll get a chance to see the band – just don’t be surprised if they seem a little tired. Dates are after the jump.

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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