The Melvins are looking to make history by setting the Guinness World Record for the first band to play all 50 U.S. states and Washington D.C. in 51 days. That is literally one show every day in a different part of the country. Anyone who has been on tour knows just how easy it is for something to go wrong: van troubles, venue changes and more can pop out of no where literally leaving you stranded on the side of the road, not to mention the physical toll of performing every night.
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. The tour will kick off September 5th in Anchorage, Alaska and conclude on October 25th in Honolulu, Hawaii.
We here at Metal Injection will be watching closely with bated breath to see if The Melvinscan pull off this little piece of glory. We’ll be rooting for them and you can help be part of history too! Just show up, support the band and let them know you are behind them every step of the way.
The Melvins United States tour dates are as follows:
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