That the Melvins are touring is no big surprise. That’s kind of their thing. What’s different this time is that they’re taking the format of their recent Los Angeles residency shows on the road hitting a couple of the major markets, playing albums like Houdini and Stoner Witch in their entirety. That’s the new part, and good news all around, since at this point those records are classics.
No stopping that PR wire:
The upcoming performances will feature the same setlist in each city with the first night kicking off with the band performing songs from Lysol and Egg Nog followed by a second set of music from Houdini. The second night in each mini-residency will be Bullhead for the first set and Stoner Witch for the second. There will be no opening artists for this tour.
The Melvins‘ next release is Sugar Daddy Live, a 13-track live recording set for release on May 31 via Ipecac Recordings.
The dates are:
05/13 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
05/14 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
05/16 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
05/17 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
05/27 Austin, TX Mohawk
05/28 Austin, TX Mohawk
05/31 Chicago, IL Double Door
06/01 Chicago, IL Double Door
06/03 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
06/04 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
06/06 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/07 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tags: Ipecac, Seattle, The Melvins, Washington