PREVIEW: the Melvins’ European tour begins next week

PREVIEW: the Melvins’ European tour begins next week

Next Monday in Bristol will see the start of the Melvins 20-date jaunt around the UK, Central Europe and Scandinavia before the doyens of sludge metal and beyond conclude their tour at Electric Brixton in London on Hallowe’en night.

Almost 35 years into their career, the Melvins continue to operate at the outer limits of contemporary music. Support on the tour comes courtesy of Californian kingpins Redd Kross with the Melvins’ Steve McDonald and Dale Crover on “double duty”, performing with both bands across all 20 dates.

Back in July, the Melvins released A Walk With Love & Death, no less than the 25th album of their illustrious recording career. Expect to hear material from this record – their first-ever double album – which showcases two distinct and contrasting sides to the band that formed in Montesano, Washington in 1983. Death is a more ‘conventional’ Melvins’ release, whilst Love is a fourteen-song soundtrack to a short film directed by Jesse Nieminen.

Full tour dates:

MON 09/10/17    Bristol, UK, Exchange
TUE 10/10/17      Leeds, UK, The Brudenell
WED 11/10/17     Glasgow, Scotland, SWG3
THU 12/10/17      Manchester, UK, Gorilla
FRI 13/10/17        Birmingham, UK Birmingham Institute 2
SUN 15/10/17      Antwerp, Belgium, Desertfest
MON 16/10/17     Hamburg, Germany, Logo
TUE 17/10/17       Copenhagen, Denmark, Jazzhouse
WED 18/10/17      Gothenburg, Sweden, Pustervik
THU 19/10/17      Oslo, Norway, Bla
FRI 20/10/17        Malmo, Sweden, Babel
SUN 22/10/17      Berlin, Germany, Festsaal
MON 23/10/17     Leipzig, Germany, UT Connewitz
TUE 24/10/17       Vienna, Austria, Arena
THU 26/10/17      Milan, Live Club
FRI 27/10/17       Zurich, Switzerland, Rote Fabrik
SAT 28/10/17      Schorndorf, Germany, Manufaktur
SUN 29/10/17      Cologne, Germany, Gebaude 9
MON 30/10/17     Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso Noord
TUE 31/10/17      London, UK, Electric Brixton

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