By Alex HudsonMove over, Jack White. This summer and fall, sludge metal heroes the Melvins hope to be recognized by Guinness World Records when they embark on an outing that they believe will be the fastest-ever tour of all 50 U.S. states, plus Washington, DC.
These 51 shows will take place in just 51 days, with one gig a day and no breaks. It begins in Anchorage, AK, on September 5, and lasts until October 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The band will be touring as their stripped-down Melvins Lite incarnation, and along the way they will play their first-ever dates in Alaska, New Hampshire, Delaware and Hawaii.
Before the Melvins embark on their hopefully recording-setting run, Melvins Lite will promote their new album, Freak Puke, with a previously announced North American run that includes plenty of Canadian dates. See the full schedule below.
7/1 Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall 7/3 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre 7/4 Ottawa, ON - Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest 7/5 Toronto, ON - Opera House 7/6 London, ON - Call the Office 7/7 Hamilton, ON - Club Absinthe 7/9 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Center 7/10 Regina, SK - The Exchange 7/11 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub 7/12 Calgary, AB - Republik 7/13 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room 7/15 Vancouver, BC - Venue 7/17 Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo House of Music 7/18 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre 7/20 San Francisco, CA - Slim's 9/5 Anchorage, AK - Bear Tooth Theatre and Pub 9/6 Seattle, WA - Showbox at The Market 9/7 Oregon - TBA 9/8 Boise, ID - Neurolux Lounge 9/9 Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge 9/10 Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound 9/11 Casper, WY - TBA 9/12 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre 9/13 Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck 9/14 Columbia, MO - The Blue Note 9/15 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room 9/16 Des Moines, IA - House of Bricks 9/17 Sioux Falls, SD - The Vault 9/18 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium 9/19 Minneapolis, MN - Grumpy's 9/20 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon 9/21 Chicago, IL - Double Door 9/22 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue Theatre 9/23 Louisville, KY The Vernon Club 9/24 Detroit, MI - Smalls 9/25 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop 9/26 Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street 9/27 Jermyn, PA - Eleanor Rigby's 9/28 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground 9/29 Dover, NH - Dover Brickhouse 9/30 Portland, ME - Asylum 10/1 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club 10/2 Pawtucket, RI - The Met Cafe 10/3 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place 10/4 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/5 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's 10/6 Wilmington, DE - Mojo 13 10/7 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar 10/8 Washington, DC - Black Cat 10/9 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