Melt-Banana Announce North American Tour, Play Toronto, Montreal

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Aug 19, 2011

For decades now, Japanese experimental noise band Melt-Banana have confounded and delighted many via their hyper-speed mix of punk, metal, jazz, electronica and everything in between. North American fans will get another chance to catch the out-there outfit this fall on their upcoming tour.

Despite Melt-Banana being a force of nature themselves, a press release explains that even the earthquakes and tsunami that rocked their homeland earlier this year couldn't keep the band down for long. Melt-Banana will be causing "sonic tremors" of their own on the lengthy trip, which kicks off October 1 in Eugene, OR.

While the press sheet says that more dates will be revealed in the near future, so far only two dates are schedule for Canada: October 25 at Toronto's Wrongbar and October 26 at Montreal's Il Motore. You can check out all the dates below.

While the band haven't released any new material since 2007's Bambi's Dilemma, Melt-Banana "will be playing material from a forthcoming studio album for the first time at these shows." If history repeats itself, get ready to hear some seriously insane punk-fusion, everybody.

Tour dates:

10/1 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
10/2 Portland, OR - Star Theater
10/10 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
10/4 Missoula, MT - Badlander
10/6 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
10/8 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
10/9 Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
10/10 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
10/11 Iowa City, IA -The Mill
10/12 Sioux Falls, SD - Boonies Bar
10/13 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
10/14 Madison, WI -High Noon Saloon
10/15 Milwaukee, WI - The Cactus Club
10/16 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
10/17 St. Louis, MO - Cicero's
10/18 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
10/19 Newport, KY - The Historic Southgate House
10/20 Lansing, MI - Mac's Bar
10/22 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
10/23 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
10/25 Toronto, ON - Wrongbar
10/26 Montreal, QC - Il Motore
10/27 Cambridge, MA - TT The Bears
10/28 Hamden, CT - The Space
10/29 New York City, NY - Santos Party House
10/31 Philadelphia, PA- First Unitarian Church
11/1 Washington, DC - The Red Palace
11/2 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
11/4 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
11/5 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11/15 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree Cafe
11/16 Mobile, AL - Alabama Music Box
11/17 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
11/18 Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar
11/19 Austin, TX - Mohawk
11/20 San Antonio, TX - Jack's
11/22 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
11/23 Mesa, AZ - Hollywood Alley

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