Published Sep 16, 2015Sludge-slingin' noise-rock giants the Melvins will soon deliver a full-length documentary behind a 2012 tour of the U.S. that had them playing 51 shows in 51 days. Given the on-the-nose title of Across the USA in 51 Days: The Movie!, the film arrives on DVD come November 13.
As previously reported, the band had announced at the time that they were lobbying for a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for "fastest-ever tour of all 50 U.S. states, plus Washington, DC." The fall 2012 trip started off in Anchorage, AK, on September 5, and capped with an October 25 finale in Honolulu, Hawaii. That said, while they completed the trip, it was later revealed that George Thorogood and the Destroyers beat the Melvins to the title back in the early '80s.
Throughout the Melvins' trip, the band offered on-the-road updates for Spin, but the film will now take an even more behind-the-scenes look at how it all went down. Unfortunately, a trailer has not yet been revealed behind the project.
Interestingly, this isn't the first Melvins-related film to come down the pipeline in recent memory. Another documentary titled The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale is currently in production.