The Melvins Attempt World Record for Fastest U.S. Tour by Booking 51 Shows in 51 Days

The Melvins Attempt World Record for Fastest U.S. Tour by Booking 51 Shows in 51 Days
Move 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.

It's unclear whether this "record-breaking tour" is a joke, or if it's inspired by Jack White's recent jabs at Guinness World Records. In any case, it's an impressive schedule, and "fastest U.S. tour" probably has a better chance of getting recognized than "most metaphors in a singe concert."

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.

Tour dates

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