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Melvins Confirm Vans House Party Performance, Additional California Dates; Free Song via Pitchfork/Scion


June 5, 2013, LOS ANGELES – The Melvins have added a July 31 Vans House Party performance to their upcoming 30th Anniversary Tour.  The date is a free performance with would-be attendees asked to RSVP beginning July 15 via

The band, who just wrapped up an extensive European tour as well as U.S. performances at Maryland Death Fest, Jack White’s Third Man Records and Scion Rock Fest have also released a new song titled “Dr. Mule” via Scion A/V and Pitchfork which can be downloaded here:

Next up for the Melvins is their 30th Anniversary Tour, which kicks off on July 12 at The Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, Ariz.   Joining Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Coady Willis will be Butthole Surfers’ bass player Jeff Pinkus, temporarily filling in for Jared Warren who will be on paternity leave.  The band’s July 20 Minneapolis date at Bash 13 (Grumpy’s) will also feature Mudhoney, Die Kreuzen and Negative Approach.  Three additional headlining dates have also been confirmed: Aug. 23 in Sacramento (Ace of Spades), Aug. 26 in San Diego (The Casbah) and Aug. 27 in Pioneertown (Pappy & Harriet’s).

“Has it really only been 30 years?” asked singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne. “Dang!  Thanks to everyone who’s been there for us!  It’s been an exciting trip and I probably should have listened and learned more.  I apologize for anything I’ve ever done wrong and for anything I’m going to do wrong… Ha!”

Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour:

July 12     Phoenix, AZ     Crescent Ballroom

July 13     Albuquerque, NM     The Launchpad

July 15     Denver, CO     The Summit Music Hall

July 17     Omaha, NE     The Waiting Room

July 18     Rock Island, IL     Rock Island Brewing Company

July 20     Minneapolis, MN     Bash 13 (Grumpy’s) *

July 21     Milwaukee, WI     Turner Hall Ballroom **

July 22     Chicago, IL     Double Door

July 23     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird

July 25     Cleveland, OH     The Grog Shop

July 26     Detroit, MI     Small’s

July 27     Syracuse, NY     The Westcott Theater

July 29     Boston, MA     Paradise Rock Club

July 30     Hartford, CT     Arch Street Tavern

July 31     Brooklyn, NY     Vans House Party

August 1     Philadelphia, PA     Underground Arts

August 2     Baltimore, MD     Ottobar

August 3     Washington, DC     9:30 Club

August 4     Carrboro, NC     Cat’s Cradle

August 5     Atlanta, GA      The Loft at Center Stage Atlanta

August 7     New Orleans, LA     One Eyed Jack’s

August 8     Houston, TX     Warehouse Live – Studio

August 9     Austin, TX     Mohawk

August 10     Dallas, TX     Trees

August 13     Salt Lake City, UT     Club Sound

August 14     Boise, ID     Neurolux

August 16     Seattle, WA     Neumo’s

August 19     Vancouver, BC      Commodore Ballroom

August 20      Portland, OR     Wonder Ballroom

August 22     San Francisco, CA     Slim’s

August 23     Sacramento, CA     Ace of Spades

August 25     Los Angeles, CA     FYF Fest

August 26     San Diego, CA     Casbah

August 27     Pioneertown, CA     Pappy & Harriet’s

* – w/Mudhoney, Die Kreuzen and Negative Approach

** – w/Mudhoney

Honky opens on all dates except the Vans House Party and FYF Fest

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