Around the States in 51 Days… The Melvins Set their Sights on Guinness

Melvins Lite, Freak PukeMelvins Lite — a new incarnation of The Melvins composed of original members Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover as well as Trevor Dunn of Fantomas and Tomahawk — may have just come out with their debut release Freak Puke last week, which Spin described as “a unique detour for the long-running band,” adding that “one of the loudest bands on earth has perfectly siphoned their gloomy energy into evil cocktail jazz,” …but the band didn’t stop at that.

This fall, the folks of Melvins Lite will attempt to become Guinness World Record holders for the “first band to tour the full United States and D.C. in 51 days!” Crazy, right?

Buzz would agree… “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 also marks the first time in the band’s near 30-year history that they will perform in Alaska, New Hampshire, Delaware and Hawaii. That should save money on travel for some fans!

The tour kicks off September 5 in Anchorage, Alaska and wraps up October 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii. [Perfect, right?]

If you can’t wait until then, catch The Melvins at one of their several appearances pre-record-breaking tour, including a show in conjunction with Subliminal Projects on June 30 at TT Underground Gallery in New York and a slew of performances in Canada starting July 1st (see below for all dates).

And because we just can’t get enough: Buzz Osborne will be a guest on Fox News’ “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld” on June 28, and here’s a clip of their performance of “The War on Wisdom” from a recent episode of Last Call with Carson Daly:

Tour Dates — July 2012:
Retox opens all dates except 7/4 and 7/20.

7/01 Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
7/03 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
7/04 Ottawa, ON – Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
7/05 Toronto, ON – Opera House
7/06 London, ON – Call The Office
7/07 Hamilton, ON – Club Absinthe
7/09 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Center
7/10 Regina, SK – The Exchange
7/11 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub
7/12 Calgary, AB – Republik
7/13 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
7/15 Vancouver, BC – Venue
7/17 Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo House of Music
7/18 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
7/20 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

Tour Dates — 51-Date U.S. Tour:

9/05 Anchorage, AK – Bear Tooth Theatre and Pub
9/06 Seattle, WA – Showbox at The Market
9/07 Oregon – TBA
9/08 Boise, ID – Neurolux Lounge
9/09 Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
9/10 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound
9/11 Casper, WY – TBA
9/12 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
9/13 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
9/14 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
9/15 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
9/16 Des Moines, IA – House of Bricks
9/17 Sioux Falls, SD – The Vault
9/18 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
9/19 Minneapolis, MN – Grumpy’s
9/20 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
9/21 Chicago, IL – Double Door
9/22 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatre
9/23 Louisville, KY – The Vernon Club
9/24 Detroit, MI – Smalls
9/25 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
9/26 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street
9/27 Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby’s
9/28 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
9/29 Dover, NH – Dover Brickhouse
9/30 Portland, ME – Asylum
10/01 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10/02 Pawtucket, RI – The Met Cafe
10/03 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
10/04 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/05 Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
10/06 Wilmington, DE – Mojo 13
10/07 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
10/08 Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/09 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre
10/10 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10/11 Knoxville, TN – The Square Room
10/12 Greenville, SC – The Handle Bar
10/13 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
10/14 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
10/15 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
10/16 Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
10/17 Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s Cantina
10/18 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
10/19 Austin, TX – Mohawk
10/20 Norman, OK – Opolis Production
10/21 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
10/22 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10/23 Las Vegas, NV – Artifice
10/24 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetery
10/25 Honolulu, HI – The Republik

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