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The Melvins Featured on Pitchfork TV's "Frames"; 51 Date Tour Kicks Off Sept. 5
· Toddstar on August 01 2012 05:43:38
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THE MELVINS FEATURED ON PITCHFORK TV'S "FRAMES"

BAND'S ATTEMPT AT GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR FASTED TOUR OF THE UNITED STATES BY A BAND KICKS OFF SEPT. 5 IN ALASKA; THE MELVINS CHRONICLING THEIR ADVENTURE ON SPIN WEBSITE





The Melvins' Buzz Osborne shares the story of the band's first tour via an animated clip on Pitchfork TV's "Frames" (http://pitchfork.com/tv/frames/1914-melvins/3117-first-tour/#ooid=E3Nm5mNTocmZ_r3eLDn6TFjHet8t1gWP).

TheMelvins will attempt to become the Guinness World Record holders for the first band to tour the full United States and D.C. in 51 days with a tour kicking off Sept. 5 in Anchorage, Alaska and wrapping up Oct. 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Los Angeles-based band's exploits will be chronicled on Spin's website via an ongoing tour diary.

"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, 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, North Dakota, Delaware and Hawaii.

Freak Puke
, the debut release from Melvins Lite, was released in early June. "First off, it's almost impossible for us to convey to people that we plan on having both versions of the Melvins happening at the same time," Osborne recently told Exclaim Magazine. "So, for the record, we now have TWO versions of the Melvins, Melvins regular and Melvins Lite Got it?"

The Melvins 51-date United States tour dates:
September 05 Anchorage, AK Bear Tooth Theatre and Pub
September 06 Seattle, WA Showbox at The Market
September 07 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
September 08 Boise, ID Neurolux Lounge
September 09 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 01 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
October 02 Pawtucket, RI The Met Cafe
October 03 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
October 04 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 05 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
October 06 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
October 07 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
October 08 Washington, DC Black Cat
October 09 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

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