4 Evenings With The Melvins

 

 

“Living on borrowed time”: shows to
include the original lineup, plus more…

 

By Blurt Staff

 

The Melvins are turning twenty five and marking the occasion with a group of
celebratory shows set for mid-May in New York,
Boston, Chicago
and Austin.

 

The four shows will be an “evening with” the band and feature a first set
with the original line-up of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover (on bass) and original
drummer Mike Dillard.  For the second set Buzz, Dale and Trevor Dunn (bass
player for Fantomas, MadLove, Mr. Bungle) will perform Houdini in its
entirety.

 

“We’re living on borrowed time.” explained Buzz. “When the Melvins
started I never expected to actually be ALIVE for 25 more years.”

 

The Melvins formed in 1984 in Montesano,
Wash., a small town on the west
coast of the state.  Crover and Osborne have been the two constant members
of the band over their twenty-five year history.  In that time, the group
has been labeled and re-labeled with each passing musical fad but have
outlasted each categorization and shone through as a creative entity that is
unclassifiable.  While the band came to mainstream prominence in the
mid-90’s, the Melvins’ most recent releases (Nude With Boots, (A)
Senile Animal
) have been their most critically and commercially
well-received albums to date.  Couple that with their seemingly endless
influence on other musicians and it’s easy to see why the Melvins have become
one of the most well-respected bands of a generation.

 

Tour Dates:

 

 

           
May    
15                   
New York, NY                      
Webster Hall

                       
16                   
Boston, MA                           
Paradise

                       
18                   
Chicago, IL                            
Double Door

                       
20                   
Austin, TX                             
Emo’s

 

 

 

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