The Melvins Announce U.S. Tour Dates

The Melvins Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Photo Credit: Mackie Osborne

Photo Credit: Mackie Osborne

The Melvins, who just wrapped up an extensive North American co-headlining tour with Napalm Death, return to the road for a new round of U.S. dates in August, announcing a 7-week trek in support of their forthcoming album, Basses Loaded (June 3, Ipecac Recordings).
 
The tour, which will feature the current line-up of Dale Crover, Buzz Osborne and Red Kross/OFF! bass player Steve McDonald, includes stops at the Eaux Claires and Muddy Waters Festivals as well as a performance at the inaugural Music Tastes Good Festival in Long Beach, Calif.
 
Osborne recently spoke with the Wall St. Journal about the band’s tireless work ethic and the concept behind Basses Loaded. The paper is also streaming “I Want To Tell You,” the Melvins’ rendition of The Beatles’ classic.
 
The twelve-song album features six bass players: including Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Redd Kross’ Steve McDonald, Butthole Surfers’ J.D. Pinkus, Big Business’ Jared Warren, Mr. Bungle/Fantomas’ Trevor Dunn (aka Melvins Lite) and Melvins’ drummer Dale Crover swapping the drum kit for bass in the Melvins 1983 iteration.
 
Basses Loaded pre-orders are available now via the Ipecac webstore, Bandcamp, Amazon and iTunes. Digital pre-orders include instant downloads of “Hideous Woman” and“War Pussy.”
 
U.S. tour dates (all headlining shows are on-sale this Friday, May 13):
 
August 3Las Vegas, NVBackstage Bar & Billiards
August 4Flagstaff, AZThe Green Room
August 6Boulder, COFox Theatre
August 7Ft. Collins, COAggie Theatre
August 9Sioux Falls, SDThe District
August 10Fargo, NDThe Aquariaum (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
August 13Eau Claire, WIEaux Claires Music Festival
August 14Rock Island, ILRock Island Brewing Company
August 15Des Moines, IAWooly’s
August 16Lawrence, KSThe Bottleneck
August 17St. Louis, MOThe Firebird
August 18Louisville, KYHeadliners Music Hall
August 19Indianapolis, INThe Vogue Theatre
August 20Grand Rapids, MIThe Pyramid Scheme
August 22Columbus, OHA&R Music Bar
August 23Pittsburgh, PARex Theater
August 24Buffalo, NYIron Works
August 26Syracuse, NYThe Westcott Theater
August 27Northampton, MAPearl Street
August 28Hamden, CTThe Ballroom at the Outer Space
August 29Providence, RIFete Ballroom
August 31Baltimore, MDOttobar
September 1Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle
September 3Cookeville, TNMuddy Roots Music Festival
September 5Athens, GA40 Watt Club
September 6Charlotte, NCAmos’ Southend
September 7Charleston, SCMusic Farm
September 8Jacksonville, FLJack Rabbits
September 10Baton Rouge, LASpanish Moon
September 11 Jackson, MSDuling Hall
September 12Memphis, TNHi-Tone
September 13Little Rock, ARMetroplex
September 14Tulsa, OKCain’s Ballroom
September 15Oklahoma City, OKThe ACM @ UCO Performance Lab
September 16Norman, OKOpolis
September 17Austin, TXThe Sidewinder
September 18San Antonio, TXPaper Tiger
September 20El Paso, TXLowbrow Palace
September 21Tucson, AZClub Congress
September 24Long Beach, CAMusic Tastes Good Festival

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