On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked the idea for this devious adventure. Other than the obvious notoriety, we can only presume the dudes are gluttons for punishment. "We figured it was time for us to do something REALLY crazy," says King Buzzo himself. Whatever the case, the Melvins (the lite version, featuring Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn) are slated to make a pass through the Mile High City on the eighth stop of the tour at the Bluebird Theater.
The Melvins 50 States + D.C. in 51 Days Record Breaker Tour
09/05 - Anchorage, AK Bear Tooth Theatre and Pub 09/06 - Seattle, WA Showbox at The Market 09/07 - Oregon TBA 09/08 - Boise, ID Neurolux Lounge 09/09 - Missoula, MT Top Hat Lounge 09/10 - Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound 09/11 - Casper, WY TBA 09/12 - Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre 09/13 - Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck 09/14 - Columbia, MO The Blue Note 09/15 - Omaha, NE The Waiting Room 09/16 - Des Moines, IA House of Bricks 09/17 - Sioux Falls, SD The Vault 09/18 - Fargo, ND The Aquarium 09/19 - Minneapolis, MN Grumpy's 09/20 - Madison, WI High Noon Saloon 09/21 - Chicago, IL Double Door 09/22 - Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre 09/23 - Louisville, KY The Vernon Club 09/24 - Detroit, MI Smalls 09/25 - Cleveland, OH Grog Shop 09/26 - Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant Street 09/27 - Jermyn, PA Eleanor Rigby's 09/28 - South Burlington, VT Higher Ground 09/29 - Dover, NH Dover Brickhouse 09/30 - Portland, ME Asylum 10/01 - Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club 10/02 - Pawtucket, RI The Met Cafe 10/03 - New Haven, CT Toad's Place 10/04 - Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/05 - Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's 10/06 - Wilmington, DE Mojo 13 10/07 - Baltimore, MD Ottobar 10/08 - Washington, DC Black Cat 10/09 - Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre 10/10 - Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle 10/11 - Knoxville, TN The Square Room 10/12 - Greenville, SC The Handle Bar 10/13 - Athens, GA 40 Watt Club 10/14 - Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree 10/15 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall 10/16 Jackson, MS Duling Hall 10/17 Little Rock, AR Juanita's Cantina 10/18 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon 10/19 Austin, TX Mohawk 10/20 Norman, OK Opolis Production 10/21 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad 10/22 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom 10/23 Las Vegas, NV Artifice 10/24 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Forever Cemetery 10/25 Honolulu, HI The Republik
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