Melvins Seek Guinness World Record For Fastest Tour of the U.S. by a Band

June 5, 2012
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 with a tour kicking off Sept. 5 in Anchorage, Alaska and wrapping up Oct. 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
"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.

Arriving in-stores and online today is Freak Puke, the debut release from Melvins Lite that Spin recently described as "a unique detour for the long-running band" and adding "one of the loudest bands on earth has perfectly siphoned their gloomy energy into evil cocktail jazz."

"We had seen Trevor playing upright bass in a jazz setting and thought that we could utilize that for a recording project," explained Crover. "This is something different from the two drummer/big hair line-up, which we plan on continuing with as well."
Prior to the fall, the Melvins have a full spate of appearances. The band perform two shows in conjunction with Subliminal Projects: June 8 at the Echoplex in Los Angeles and June 30 at  TT Underground Gallery in New York. Melvins Lite will also venture north for a three week trek of primarily Canadian tour dates that kicks off on July 1 (dates below).
The Melvins 51-date United States tour dates:
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
Melvins Lite Canada + tour dates (Retox opens all dates except July 4 and 20):
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
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