Though Melvins have been making music for over 30 years, their lineup has shifted quite a bit. Frontman Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover have been the constants, and they’ve always enlisted other musicians to step in. This time, Melvins have tapped Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary and J.D. Pincus to help out on their upcoming 23rd album, Hold It In, due out October 14. To support this release, the band is hitting the road in the fall—they’ll start out on October 15 at Assembly in Sacramento, CA, and then head to Bellingham, WA; Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA (at The Troubador); Dallas, TX; Austin, TX; New Orleans, LA (for Voodoo Music + Arts Festival); Tampa, FL; and Atlanta, GA, among others. Tickets for the tour are on sale now—make sure to pick up the album before you go!

Formed in 1983, Melvins were named after a supervisor at a Thriftway in Montesano, WA where Buzz Osborne worked as a clerk—everyone hated Melvin, and the band thought it was a perfectly ridiculous name. Their sound was a strong influence on the grunge music movement, with Nirvana, Tool, and Soundgarden taking notes from Melvins.

The Melvins Tour Dates & Tickets

The Melvins Video for “The Talking Horse”

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