The Melvins are coming to First Ave on July 29th


Out on tour to support their new album “Pinkus Abortion Technician”, King Buzzo and The Melvins are bringing their sludge sound to town on July 29th. And for the first time ever, they are doing it with 2 bass players! The new album features Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus on bass simultaneously and they thought it would be a great idea to do it live so on July 29th they will be doing it in front of our soon to be ringing and possibly deaf ears.

“With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom,” explains Dale Crover. “It’s an experiment in the low end of the aural spectrum where we asked ourselves, ‘Would it work?’ ‘Could it work??’ ‘Should it work???’ The answers were yes, yes and YES!”

“We’ve never had two bass players,” adds Buzz Osborne. “We’ve had two drummers and two guitar players, so it makes total sense to now have two bass players. We’ll be taking this two-prong bass attack on the road as well which should prove to be interesting. ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’ is a radically great record and was a stone groove to record. We drank a lot of coffee and enjoyed each other’s company. I like Steven and Jeff a great deal. I admire their bass playing and singing and both of them can grill a mean steak.”

I could go into a in-depth bio on the band but if you saw the name The Melvins in the title of this preview, then you 100% already know who we are talking about and probably already have tickets to this show. If by chance you don’t have tickets, they can be purchased here

Jon Spencer from The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is opening the show so you might want to show up early. 

This is an 18+ show so don’t forget that ID and doors are at 7:30 and showtime is 8:30. Be there!!

July 12 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
July 13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
July 14 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
July 16 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
July 17 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver
July 19 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
July 20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
July 21 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub
July 24 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
July 25 Calgary, AB Marquee Room
July 27 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret

July 28 Fargo, ND The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
July 29 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
July 30 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July 31 Chicago, IL Park West
August 2 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
August 3 Detroit, MI El Club
August 4 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
August 5 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
August 6 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company
August 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
August 8 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
August 10 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
August 11 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
August 13 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
August 14 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse Saloon