The Melvins Announce “The Electric Roach Tour”   ​   



April 12, 2022, LOS ANGELES – The Melvins, who are wrapping up a sold out tour with Ministry, return to the road this Summer for a headlining trek dubbed “The Electric Roach Tour,” the hard-working band’s first headlining run since 2019.

“It’s nice to be able to tour!! We were wondering if it would even be possible again,” says Osborne of the outing. “It’s been years since we played these places. The amazing Ministry tour was a warmup for this!”

Tickets for the six-week tour are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time. Helms Alee and Harsh Mellow open on all dates.

“The Electric Roach Tour” dates:

June 15 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar

June 16 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s

June 18 Tucson, AZ Club Congress

June 21 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s

June 22 Birmingham, AL Saturn

June 23 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre

June 24 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle

June 25 Richmond, VA The Broadberry

June 27 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom

June 28 Providence, RI Fete Music Hall

June 29 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theatre

July 1 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center

July 2 Huntington, WV The Loud

July 3 Detroit, MI El Club

July 5 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon

July 6 Davenport, IA Racoon Motel

July 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s

July 8 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s

July 9 Fargo, ND The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company

July 10 Sioux Falls, SD Icon Lounge

July 12 Salt Lake City, UT The Metro Music Hall

July 14 Bozeman, MT The ELM

July 15 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory

July 16 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre

July 17 Eugene, OR Sessions Music Hall

July 19 Roseville, CA Goldfield Trading Post

July 20 Berkeley, CA Cornerstone Berkeley

The Melvins released two albums in 2021: Working With God, a newly recorded album featuring the band’s 1983 iteration (Osborne, Dale Crover and original drummer Mike Dillard), as well as the a 36-song acoustic collection, Five Legged Dog, which features a career-spanning collection of songs, from 1987’s Gluey Porch Treatments to 2017’s A Walk With Love & Death.

Photo credit: Mackie Osborne

About The Melvins

The Melvins are one of modern music’s most influential bands. Having formed in 1983 Montesano, Washington, the group founded by singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne (with stalwart drummer Dale Crover joining the following year), has been credited with merging the worlds of punk rock and heavy music, forming a new subgenre all its own. Over the band’s nearly 40-year history, they’ve released over 30 original albums, numerous live full-lengths and far too many to count singles and rarities. Most recently they released the 36-track acoustic collection Five Legged Dog, featuring reinterpretations of some of their heaviest songs as well as covers from their favorite artists. In the course of their discography, they’ve partnered with Jello Biafra, Mudhoney, and Fantômas for individual releases and toured the world many times over. In fact, the band had the misfortune to be in both Christchurch and Tokyo for their 2011 earthquakes. In 2012, the Melvins completed the “51 States in 51 Days” (50 states +DC) tour, which was chronicled in the film “Across The USA in 51 Days.” The current incarnation of the band is Osborne, Crover, and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF!). Previous line-ups include a pairing of Osborne and Crover with Big Business band members Jared Warren and Coady Willis, a four-piece featuring the current trio plus Butthole Surfers’ Jeff Pinkus, as well as Melvins Lite, which partners Osborne and Crover with Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn. Sometimes, if you’re extra lucky, one version of the Melvins will open for the Melvins.

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