THE MELVINS Announce Massive 'A Walk With Love & Death' North American Tour

THE MELVINS Announce Massive 'A Walk With Love & Death' North American Tour

THE MELVINS, who release the double album "A Walk With Love & Death" on July 7 via Ipecac Recordings, announce their most extensive North American tour to date, with dates stretching from July 5 to October 3. Tickets for the trek go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time.

With "A Walk With Love & Death", the trio of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald showcase two distinct sides of the band's music: "Death", a proper MELVINS release, and "Love", the score to the Jesse Nieminen-directed, self-produced short also titled "A Walk With Love & Death".

A release date for the short has not been announced yet but a trailer has been made available.

The albums, which include guests Joey Santiago (THE PIXIES), Teri Gender Bender (LE BUTCHERETTES, CRYSTAL FAIRY) and Anna Waronker (THAT DOG), were co-produced with Toshi Kosai.

"A Walk With Love & Death" tour dates:

Jul. 05 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Jul. 06 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Jul. 07 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
Jul. 08 - Fresno, CA @ Strummer's
Jul. 09 - Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
Jul. 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Jul. 12 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Jul. 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
Jul. 17 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
Jul. 18 - Calgary, AB @ The Marquee
Jul. 20 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
Jul. 21 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
Jul. 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy's Bash
Jul. 24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Jul. 25 - Chicago, IL @ The Metro
Jul. 26 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
Jul. 27 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
Jul. 28 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Jul. 29 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
Jul. 31 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Aug. 01 - Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater
Aug. 02 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Aug. 03 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Aug. 04 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Aug. 05 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
Aug. 06 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Aug. 08 - Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Aug. 09 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Aug. 10 - Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
Aug. 11 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall
Aug. 12 - St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
Aug. 13 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
Aug. 15 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Aug. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Aug. 18 - Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Fest
Aug. 20 - San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
Aug. 21 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Aug. 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Sep. 05 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Sep. 06 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Sep. 08 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Sep. 09 - Dallas, TX @ Tree's
Sep. 10 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Sep. 11 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live (Studio)
Sep. 13 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack's
Sep. 14 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Sep. 15 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit's
Sep. 16 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Sep. 17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room
Sep. 18 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Sep. 20 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
Sep. 21 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell Stage)
Sep. 22 - Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
Sep. 23 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
Sep. 25 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Sep. 26 - Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Co.
Sep. 27 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
Sep. 28 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Sep. 30 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
Oct. 02 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
Oct. 03 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room

SPOTLIGHTS, who will release their Ipecac debut this fall, open on all dates.

THE MELVINS will also perform with TOOL on June 24 at the Glen Helen Amphitheater (formerly the San Manuel Amphitheater) in San Bernardino, California.

Photo credit: Chris Cassela

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