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Melvins announce new album, North American tour

Monday, February 12, 2018 7:23 AM PT

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Official press release:

The Melvins return with the new album Pinkus Abortion Technician (April 20, Ipecac Recordings), featuring both ongoing Melvins' bass player Steven McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Butthole Surfers', and occasional Melvins', bottom ender Jeff Pinkus on bass.

"With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald AND Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom," explains Dale Crover. It's an experiment in the low end of the aural spectrum where we asked ourselves, 'would it work?' 'could it work??' 'should it work???' The answers were yes, yes and YES!"

"We've never had two bass players. We've had two drummers and two guitar players so it makes total sense to now have two bass players, adds Buzz Osborne. "We'll be taking this two-prong bass attack on the road as well which should prove to be interesting. Pinkus Abortion Technician is a radically great record and was a stone groove to record. We drank a lot of coffee and enjoyed each other's company. I like Steven and Jeff a great deal. I admire their bass playing and singing and both of them can grill a mean steak."

Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician cover

Pinkus Abortion Technician track list:

1. Stop Moving To Florida
2. Embrace The Rub
3. Don't Forget To Breathe
4. Flamboyant Duck
5. Break Bread
6. I Want To Hold Your Hand
7. Prenup Butter
8. Graveyard

"Stop Moving To Florida" is a medley of the James Gang's "Stop" and Butthole Surfers' "Moving To Florida," the band also covers the Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and Butthole Surfers' "Graveyard" on the eight-song release. Pre-orders will be announced soon.

The Melvins have also simultaneously announced a 10-week North American tour, kicking off on April 26 at the Casbah in San Diego. The tour will feature the Melvins as a four-piece with both Pinkus and McDonald joining Osborne and Crover.

Tour dates:

April 26 San Diego, CA Casbah
April 29 Dallas, TX Tree's
April 30 Austin, TX Mohawk
May 1 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
May 3 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
May 4 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
May 6 Charlottee, NC Visulite Theater
May 7 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
May 9 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
May 10 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
May 11 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
May 12 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
May 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
May 14 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
May 18 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
May 19 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
May 20 Louisville, KY Headliner's Music Hall
May 22 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
May 23 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
May 24 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
May 25 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
May 31 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
July 12 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
July 13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
July 14 Fresno, CA Strummer's
July 16 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
July 17 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver
July 19 Seattle, WA Neumo's
July 20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
July 21 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub
July 24 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
July 25 Calgary, AB Marquee Room
July 27 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
July 28 Fargo, ND The Aquarium (Dempsey's Upstairs)
July 29 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
July 30 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July 31 Chicago, IL Park West
August 2 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
August 3 Detroit, MI El Club
August 4 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
August 5 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
August 6 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company
August 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly's
August 8 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
August 10 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
August 11 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
August 13 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
August 14 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse Saloon


101 days ago
Tight news from a tight band of tight men.

101 days ago
Always coming through

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101 days ago
"Four Grandpas Take the Band on the Road" Tour 2018

101 days ago
literally no one asked for this

101 days ago
This band is at least 80 years older than the average Lambgoat poster. Respect your elders, kids. Or don't.

101 days ago
Playing with Dio hologram 7/17. Stoked.

101 days ago
and occasional Melvins rear-ender Jeff Pinkus on bass

101 days ago
The Get Off My Lawn Tour 2018

101 days ago
When these guys were your age, they had to walk 10 miles to school, uphill, both ways, barefoot in the snow.

101 days ago
When these guys were your age, they had to walk 10 miles to school, uphill, both ways, barefoot in the snow.

101 days ago
Hopefully King Buzzo rants against the idea of minimum wage on this tour every night.

101 days ago
one in the pinkus two in the stinkus

101 days ago
"Oh yea? Me and these Melvin guys used to stack fcks like you lambgoaters five feet high in Korea... use ya for sandbags" Tour 2018

101 days ago
Dad is stoked

100 days ago
This band is the metal equivalent of new Simpsons episodes. Just fckin quit already. Youre doing shit with 100 year old dudes still playing punk rock like Jello Biafra and crybaby from Black Flag (band is 40 years ago). Hang it up. Do some facebook ads for Cialis. Anything but another country wide tour at venues with $9 Bud Lites.

100 days ago
Lol you're the biggest fckin idiot ever saying all that shit.