You read that right: the Melvins will attempt to become the Guinness World Record holders for the fastest band to tour the full United States and D.C.!
Not content with putting out records with a frequency to put every other rock band in existence to shame, the legendary Melvins aim to play 51 shows in 51 days with a tour kicking off Sept. 5 in Anchorage, Alaska and wrapping up Oct. 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
“We figured it was time for us to do something REALLY crazy,” said Osborne in the press release. “51 shows in 50 states plus 1 in D.C. and all in 51 days? Jeez! I wonder if we can do it?”
The tour, which will feature the Melvins Lite line-up of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn, also marks the first time in the band’s near 30-year history that they will perform in Alaska, New Hampshire, Delaware and Hawaii.
Melvins Lite ‘Freak Puke’ is out now on Ipecac Recordings
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