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One of modern music’s most influential bands, the Melvins are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year and have announced tour dates in May and June this year. They shall tour as a trio of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steven McDonald – dates and details below.
Since Melvins last visit to the UK and mainland Europe, Ipecac have released two studio albums, Five Legged Dog and Working With God, and vinyl reissues of (A) Senile Animal, Gluey Porch Treatments, Hostile Ambient Takeover, Nude With Boots and The Bride Screamed Murder, and there’s more to come.
30-May / Bristol, UK / The Exchange
1-Jun / Glasgow, UK / The Garage
2-Jun / Newcastle, UK / Boiler Shop
3-Jun / Leeds, UK / Stylus
4-Jun / Manchester, UK / Gorilla
5-Jun / Birmingham, UK / O2 Institute2
6-Jun / London, UK / Electric Ballroom
8-Jun / Paris, FR / Le Trabendo
9-Jun / Cologne, DE / Freak Valley Festival
10-Jun / Hamburg, DE / Knust
11-Jun / Berlin, DE / Hole44
12-Jun / Prague, CZ / Lucerna Music Bar
13-Jun / Vienna, AT / Arena
14-Jun / Zagreb, HR / The Culture Factory
17-Jun / Vitoria-Gasteiz / Spain, Azkena
18-Jun / Clisson, FR / Hellfest
20-Jun / Geneva, CH / PTR
21-Jun / Zurich, CH / Rote Fabrik Clubraum
22-Jun / Strasbourg, FR / La Laiterie
24-Jun / Leffinge, BE / De Zwerver
25-Jun / Antwerp, BE / Trix
26-Jun / Amsterdam, NL / Paradiso Main Hall
27-Jun / Nijmegen, NL / Doornroosj
29-Jun / Brighton, UK / Chalk
3-Jul / Athens, GR / Technopolis
5-Jul / Tel Aviv, IL / Barby
6-Jul / Tel Aviv, IL / Barby
Over the band’s 40-year history, they’ve released over 30 original albums, numerous live full-lengths and far too many to count singles and rarities. They’ve partnered with Jello Biafra, Mudhoney, and Fantômas for individual releases and toured the world many times over. In 2012 the band completed the “51 States in 51 Days” (50 states +DC) tour, which was chronicled in the film “Across The USA in 51 Days.”
Their current incarnation is the trio of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steven McDonald. Previous line-ups include a pairing of Osborne and Crover with Big Business band members Jared Warren and Coady Willis, a four-piece featuring the current trio plus Butthole Surfers’ Jeff Pinkus, as well as Melvins Lite, which pairs Osborne and Crover with Mr. Bungle alum Trevor Dunn. Sometimes, if you’re extra lucky, one incarnation of the Melvins open for the Melvins.