Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour

by / Published on June 16th 2013

So as the title suggest. One of the best bands ever to grace us with sounds, The Melvins, are about to head out across the US for a 30th anniversary tour. I first saw them in 1991 in Olympia, Washington when they played outside in a park at the International Pop Underground Convention. It was nice and sunny and  they played a sweet soundtrack to the picnic crowd. It was loud and heavy and perfect for digesting egg salad sandwiches. Ever since then I have been a huge fan and have seen them live more than any other band and each show has been great. They are one band that is constantly evolving and growing and I really appreciate that. No one wants to be stale and stagnant. For the past few years King Buzzo and Dale has joined forces with Jared and Cody of Big Business. Now with 2 drummers they are really killing it. From what I have read on the internet, Jared will be replaced on this tour with Jeff Pinkus from the Butthole Surfers ….which will not be a bad thing at all…

With all that said…..I would strongly recommend getting off the couch for a night and get off to your local club when they visit a town near ya.

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30th Anniversary Tour with Honky
July 12, 2013 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
July 13, 2013 – Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
July 15, 2013 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
July 17, 2013 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
July 18, 2013 – Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Company
July 20, 2013 – Minneapolis, MN – Grumpy’s (Bash-13 Festival)
July 21, 2013 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom (w/Mudhoney)
July 22, 2013 – Chicago, IL – Double Door
July 23, 2013 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
July 25, 2013 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop
July 26, 2013 – Detroit, MI – Small’s
July 27, 2013 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater
July 29, 2013 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
July 30, 2013 – Hartford, CT – Arch Street Tavern
July 31, 2013 – Brooklyn, NY – House of Vans
August 1, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
August 2, 2013 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
August 3, 2013 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
August 4, 2013 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
August 5, 2013 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft at Center Stage Atlanta
August 7, 2013 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
August 8, 2013 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
August 9, 2013 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
August 10, 2013 – Dallas, TX – Trees
August 13, 2013 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound
August 14, 2013 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
August 16, 2013 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
August 19, 2013 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
August 20, 2013 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
August 22, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
August 23, 2013 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
August 25, 2013 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
August 26, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
August 27, 2013 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriets

Watch this rad interview with King Buzzo himself.

 

And here is one of my favorite songs by Portland Oregon rockers covered by them. Wipers …Youth of America