Melvins Announce 30th Anniversary Tour; Everybody Loves Sausages Stream Via Spin

April 23, 2013, LOS ANGELES – The Melvins celebrate their 30th anniversary with an extensive North American tour, kicking off on July 12 in Phoenix, Ariz.
“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!”
Everybody Loves Sausages, a 13-track covers album including songs by Queen, Roxy Music and Venom, is the next release for the tricenerians. The album features guests Mark Arm, Jello Biafra, JG Thirlwell and Scott Kelly.  Spin is currently streaming the album, with commentary from Buzz, in its entirety (
The Washington-based band formed in 1983 by Montesano High School classmates Osborne, Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard.  The legendary outfit experienced its first line-up shift soon thereafter as Lukin and Dillard left the band with drummer Dale Crover stepping in, leading to one of rock music’s longest running partnerships.  In the intervening years the band, sometimes a trio and sometimes a quartet, has released over twenty studio albums, a dozen live records and innumerable singles and EPs.   In 2012 they embarked on the epic 51 States in 51 days tour and have recently added Melvins Lite, a new incarnation of the band featuring stand-up bassist Trevor Dunn, with the 2012 release of Freak Puke.
The Melvins launch a month-long European tour today in France with both Melvins Lite and the traditional Melvins line-up performing at various dates (full details below).  Other upcoming dates for the band include performances at Maryland Deathfest and Scion Rock Fest as well as trio of dates in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
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     Venue TBA
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
* – w/Mudhoney, Die Kreuzen and Negative Approach
** – w/Mudhoney
Honky opens on all dates except where noted.
Previously announced dates:
Melvins Lite:
Apr. 23  Tourcoing, France  Le Grand Mix
Apr. 24  Brussels, Belgium  VK* Concerts
Apr. 25  Haarlem, Netherlands  Patronaat
Apr. 26  Cologne, Germany  Burgerhaus Stollwerck
Apr. 27  Luxembourg  Kulturfabrik
Apr. 28  Schorndorf, Germany  Club Manufaktur
Apr. 29  Geneva, Switzerland  L’Usine
Apr. 30  Livorno, Italy  The Cage
May 1  Milan, Italy  Bloom
May 2  Munich, Germany  Hansa 39
May 3  Prague, Czech Republic  Matrix
May 4  Wroclaw, Poland  Asymmetry Festival
May 5  Leipzig, Germany  UT Connewitz
May 7 & 8  Berlin, Germany  Festsaal Kreuzberg
May 10 & 11  Paris, France  Trabendo
May 13 & 14  Vienna, Austria  Arena Wien
May 16 & 17  Zurich, Switzerland  Rote Fabrik
May 19 & 20  London, UK  Electric Brixton
May 21 & 22  Bristol, UK  The Exchange
May 25  Baltimore, MD  Maryland Deathfest
May 27  Millvale, PA  Mr. Small’s Theatre
May 28  Columbus, OH  A&R Music Bar
May 29  Cincinnati OH  The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre
June 1  Memphis, TN  Scion Rock Fest