Seeing as that the Melvins are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, it only makes sense that the Washington based outfit plans to make the most out of the next nine months. First up on the itinerary? Well, how about we let the Melvins tell you…
To kick off the festivities, the boys are doing some select shows performing the Houdini record in it’s entirety. One Mr. Trevor Dunn will be handling the bass duties while the B.B. boys are touring their new album “Mind The Drift”. Also along for the ride is original drummer Mike Dillard. The boys will play songs from the Mangled Demos record with Dale Crover playing the role of Matt Lukin [Bass]
The Houdini record referred to above was originally released in 1993 and marked the band’s first release on a major label (Atlantic Records). If you believe Wikipedia, it was also one of their most accessible records.
As for B.B., that’s shorthand for Big Business, a band consisting of Melvins’ members Jared Warren and Coady Willis, and as mentioned above, that they are currently gearing up for the release of their brand new album, Mind The Drift, on March 31st. Consequently, they will not be taking part in the initial celebrations.
Speaking of which, as of now, there are four “select” shows currently on the schedule, all of which will feature a set consisting of Houdini in its entirety, along with select songs from Mangled Demos. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, March 6th.
Melvins 2009 Tour Dates:
05/15 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/16 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
05/18 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
05/20 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s