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Today the Melvins announced their tour dates for an upcoming U.S. tour with Redd Kross. Dale & Steven will be doing double duty with both Melvins and Redd Kross so this tour will be a lot of fun! Check below for the tour dates.
Amphetatmine Reptile Records recently posted a test press of the upcoming split release they're putting out with the Melvins & Flipper. Buzz talked about that and other things in an interesting interview with Coachella Valley Weekly. “We always have records. We’re recording all kinds of things. We have a split-EP with the Flipper guys coming out. We have an EP with a band from Sweden called ShitKid coming out soon. We have a Melvins project with me, Dale and the original drummer that we’re working on. I also have a solo acoustic album I’m finishing. We have another album that I can’t really let the cat out of the bag on that one yet that we’re working on. It’s a ton of stuff. I think in the last two months we’ve recorded 35 songs.” - Buzz
September 3 San Diego, CA Casbah
September 4 Santa Ana, CA Observatory
September 5 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
September 7 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver
September 8 Berkeley, CA Cornerstone
September 10 Eugene, OR Wow Hall
September 11 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
September 13 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
September 14 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
September 15 Spokane, WA The Big Dipper
September 16 Missoula, MT Top Hat Lounge
September 17 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
September 19 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
September 20 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
September 22 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar
September 23 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
September 24 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
September 25 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
September 26 Chicago, IL Metro
September 27 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
September 28 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Festival
September 30 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
October 1 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
October 2 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
October 3 Detroit, MI El Club
October 4 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
October 5 Pittsburgh, PA Red Theatre
October 7 Syracuse, NY Wescott Theatre
October 8 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
October 9 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
October 10 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
October 11 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
October 12 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
October 13 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
October 15 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
October 16 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
October 17 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
October 18 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
October 19 Birmingham, AL Saturn
October 21 Orlando, FL The Social
October 22 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
October 23 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
October 25 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
October 26 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
October 27 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
October 28 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Studio
October 29 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
October 30 Austin, TX Mohawk
October 31 Dallas, TX Trees
November 3 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
November 4 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
November 5 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse Saloon
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Melvins are hitting Europe this summer, tickets go on sale March 8th!
UPDATE June 5th 2019:
I regret to inform you that I have to cancel our upcoming European tour. I’ve been dealing with a back related injury and I’m unable to perform at this time.
I feel awful that I have to let you all down like this. I want to assure you that I’m working very hard to return 100% better! We will come back as soon as we can.
Thank you for understanding,
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Melvins will be going on a short West Coast tour of the U.S. to begin the new year, all tickets go on-sale 11/16, check out the tour dates below!
- January 9 San Diego, CA Casbah
- January 10 San Diego, CA Casbah
- January 11 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge
- January 12 Las Vegas, NV 172 @ The Rio
- January 13 Tustin, CA Marty's on Newport
- January 17 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
- January 18 Los Osos, CA Sweet Springs Saloon
- January 19 Fresno, CA Strummer's
- January 20 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst - Atrium
- January 21 Berkeley, CA Cornerstone Berkeley
Amphetamine Reptile Records released Sabbath, a limited edition 10" which featured Melvins along with Al Cisneros covering two Black Sabbath songs, Black Sabbath & Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath. Cheap CD's are available now and a more mass produced repress of the vinyl is expected in the near future. Check out the video below for the Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath track!
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Dale just announced that his band Dale Crover Band will be touring the western U.S. in December along with Redd Kross which he'll also be drumming for and of course Steven McDonald will be on bass! Dale recently played his first show with his band, check out the video as well as the upcoming tour dates below, go to reddkross.com for ticket information. The melvins merch site also has a new Dale t-shirt up for sale, pick that up so that you have something to wear to the show!
Dec 5 San Diego, CA- The Casbah
Dec 6 Phoenix, AZ - Last Exit Live
Dec 7 Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar
Dec 8 Ventura, CA - The Garage
Dec 10 Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium at The Catalyst
Dec 11 San Jose, CA - The Ritz
Dec 12- Sacramento, CA - Holy Diver
Dec 15 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
Dec 16 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Dec 17 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
Dec 19 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Dec 20 Santa Ana, CA - Marty's on Newport
Poster art by Mike Sandoval
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the Melvins are back out on the road in support of their latest album Pinkus Abortion Technician hitting towns in the U.S. and Canada over the next month or so. European dates are also starting to pop up for the fall, be sure to check the tour dates page as new dates are announced.
The band did a series of tour diary posts for Brooklyn Vegan during the first leg of their tour check them out:
- (part 1): two bassists, Pinkus punching Dale, fancy outfits, more
- (part 2): Dale working Warsaw’s bistro, James Gang’s Jim Fox, more
- (part 3): joining Cheap Trick on stage, a Totally Nude mishap & more
They'll also be announcing the long awaited release of the film companion piece to last year's A Walk With Love & Death which will be packaged with vinyl of the soundtrack via Amphetamine Reptile Records. Check out the artwork below for the limited edition release with artwork by HAZE XXL.
Check out an interview with Dale on the latest episode of The Trap Set podcast.
Buzz was interviewed recently on the RocknRoll Beer Guy podcast.
September 26, 2018 - Bristol, England - Exchange (w/ Fuck Authority)
September 28, 2018 - Reims, France - La Cartonnerie (w/ Shitkid)
September 29, 2018 - Besançon, France - Festival Détonation
October 1, 2018 - Leuven, Belgium - Het Depot
October 2, 2018 - Paris, France - Alhambra (w/ Shitkid)
October 4, 2018 - Brest, France - La Carène (w/ Shitkid)
October 5, 2018 - La Rochelle, France - La Sirène (w/ Shitkid)
October 16, 2018 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo (w/ Shitkid)
October 17, 2018 - Cologne, Germany - Gebaude 9 (w/ Shitkid)
October 23, 2018 - Birmingham, England - 02 Academy 2 (w/ Jon Spencer)
October 24, 2018 - Norwich, England - The Waterfront (w/ Jon Spencer)
October 25, 2018 - Cardiff, Wales - Y Plas (w/ Jon Spencer)
October 26, 2018 - Leeds, England - Stylus (w/ Jon Spencer)
October 28, 2018 - Manchester, England - Academy 2 (w/ Jon Spencer)
October 29, 2018 - Brighton, People's Republic of Brighton - Concorde 2 (w/ Jon Spencer)
October 30, 2018 - London, England - Koko (w/ Jon Spencer)
Poster art by Scott Buoncristiano
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Today (4/20) marks the official release date for Pinkus Abortion Technician, the new Melvins album featuring both Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus on bass! The Melvins bandcamp page has the new album available for streaming/digital download and I've embedded it below. You can pick up the CD/T-shirt bundle the band is offering at their official Revolve merch site. Amphetamine Reptile Records will be announcing details of the vinyl release within the next week or so, check out the album art below by HAZE XXL and be sure to follow them on facebook to stay on top of those details as the release will be limited.
The band also released a new music video directed by Ava Hazelmyer for "Don't Forget to Breathe" track 3 off the album. “We’re very excited to have a video for our song ‘Don’t Forget To Breathe,” directed by the hyper-talented Ava Hazelmyer. Hopefully there will be more collaborations with her in the future,” said Buzz Osborne.
“I like to make scenes devoid of context or overt meaning, explained Hazelmyer (www.avahazelmyer.com). “I like taking everyday things and dropping them into an absurd setting. I like the idea of something being experienced without any preconceived notions or connections.”
Pinkus Abortion Technician linocut cover art by HAZE XXL
Revolver asked Buzz to share his "10 Albums That Made Me" and he also talked a little bit about Pinkus Abortion Technician, he had this to say about working with both Steven and Jeff - "These guys are world-class players. They're as good as anybody out there. They're better, because they have better sensibilities. All the stuff that I can get from Jeff's involvement in the Butthole Surfers and Steven's involvement in Redd Kross, I want that in my band. I want all that weirdness and all that sickness and all that insanity."
Steven was recently interviewed by the Vinyl Guide, "Steven Shane McDonald has been in punk rock bands since age 10, opening for Black Flag before he was old enough to drive. Today he shares those early stories, the formation and evolution of Redd Kross, his virtual collaboration with the White Stripes, playing w Melvins, their new LP & what's next for his other bands."
The band hits the road in the U.S. on 4/26, check the tour dates page to see when they'll be near you!