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Melvins’ Attempt Guinness World Record Tour

Written by Marc Zanotti on June 6, 2012

Ology has reported that American band Melvins are looking to set a Guinness World Record by playing in all 50 states (including Washington DC) in the shortest amount of time. The announcement of the record attempt coincides with the release of Melvins’ new record Freak Puke, which is out today.

If successful, Melvins will officially hold the world record for the ‘Fastest Tour of the United States’. Melvins’ frontman, King Buzzo, said the band felt the need to do something outlandish.

“We figured it was time for us to do something really crazy… Jeez! I wonder if we can do it?”, Buzzo said.

Last month Music Feeds reported on The Flaming Lips‘ attempt to break Jay-Z‘s current Guinness World Record of the most live shows played in 24 hours over multiple states.

Melvins Guinness World Record Tour Dates

Sept. 5 – Anchorage, AK (Bear Tooth Theatre and Pub)
Sept. 6 – Seattle, WA (Showbox at The Market)
Sept. 7 – Oregon (TBA)
Sept. 8 – Boise, ID (Neurolux Lounge)
Sept. 9 – Missoula, MT (Top Hat Lounge)
Sept. 10 – Salt Lake City, UT (Club Sound)
Sept. 11 – Casper, WY (TBA)
Sept. 12 – Denver, CO (Bluebird Theatre)
Sept. 13 – Lawrence, KS (The Bottleneck)
Sept. 14 – Columbia, MO (The Blue Note)
Sept. 15 – Omaha, NE (The Waiting Room)
Sept. 16 – Des Moines, IA (House of Bricks)
Sept. 17 – Sioux Falls, SD (The Vault)
Sept. 18 – Fargo, ND (The Aquarium)
Sept. 19 – Minneapolis, MN (Grumpy’s)
Sept. 20 – Madison, WI (High Noon Saloon)
Sept. 21 – Chicago, IL (Double Door)
Sept. 22 – Indianapolis, IN (The Vogue Theatre)
Sept. 23 – Louisville, KY (The Vernon Club)
Sept. 24 – Detroit, MI (Smalls)
Sept. 25 – Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)
Sept. 26 – Morgantown, WV (123 Pleasant Street)
Sept. 27 – Jermyn, PA (Eleanor Rigby’s)
Sept. 28 – South Burlington, VT (Higher Ground)
Sept. 29 – Dover, NH (Dover Brickhouse)
Sept. 30 – Portland, ME (Asylum)
Oct. 1 – Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)
Oct. 2 – Pawtucket, RI (The Met Café)
Oct. 3 – New Haven, CT (Toad’s Place)
Oct. 4 – Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
Oct. 5 – Hoboken, NJ (Maxwell’s)
Oct. 6 – Wilmington, DE (Mojo 13)
Oct. 7 – Baltimore, MD (Ottobar)
Oct. 8 – Washington, DC (Black Cat)
Oct. 9 – Charlottesville, VA (Jefferson Theatre)
Oct. 10 – Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle)
Oct. 11 – Knoxville, TN (The Square Room)
Oct. 12 – Greenville, SC (The Handle Bar)
Oct. 13 – Athens, GA (40 Watt Club)
Oct. 14 – Birmingham, AL (Bottle Tree)
Oct. 15 – Pensacola, FL (Vinyl Music Hall)
Oct. 16 – Jackson, MS (Duling Hall)
Oct. 17 – Little Rock, AR (Juanita’s Cantina)
Oct. 18 – Baton Rouge, LA (Spanish Moon)
Oct. 19 – Austin, TX (Mohawk)
Oct. 20 – Norman, OK (Opolis Production)
Oct. 21 – Albuquerque, NM (Launchpad)
Oct. 22 – Phoenix, AZ (Crescent Ballroom)
Oct. 23 – Las Vegas, NV (Artifice)
Oct. 24 – Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Forever Cemetery)
Oct. 25 – Honolulu, HI (The Republik)

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