Melvins mark 40th anniversary with 'Twins of Evil' co-headlining tour with Boris

Melvins mark 40th anniversary with 'Twins of Evil' co-headlining tour with Boris

- By Ramon Gonzales

The sets will include full album plays of seminal albums, 'Bullhead' and 'Heavy Rocks'.

Generational mainstays, Melvins have unveiled the next phase of their 40th anniversary festivities with the confirmation of the Twins of Evil co-headlining tour with Japanese experimental veterans, Boris and Mr. Phylzzz set to open.

The news follows Melvins recent run on the Ipecac Geek Show tour with legends and labelmates Mr. Bungle as well as Spotlights. Melvins then traveled for the band’s first European trek since 2018.

For the landmark trek, Melvins will be playing their classic, third full length album in 1991's Bullhead in its entirety, as well as essentials from their iconic catalog. Additionally, Boris will be showcasing their modern classic, revisiting last year's Heavy Rocks with a full performance of the LP.

“40 years as the Melvins!!! What better way to celebrate that unlikely milestone than by setting off on the ‘Twins of Evil Tour’ with our friends, Boris,” Buzz Osborne shared.“This will be a stone groove!”

Takeshi of Boris added, “Could anyone have predicted such an astonishing event, that Boris and the Melvins would tour the entire USA together? Since the mid-1980s, the Melvins have had an enormous influence on artists of all genres not only limited to heavy music, and have brought forth a surge of faithful followers over the years. Needless to say, Boris is just one of these many bands influenced by the mighty Melvins, and we took our name from a song title off of the 1991 album, Bullhead.”

Melvins were recently featured via Revolver as the subject some fine portrait photography from Adam Jones of TOOL. The entry highlights the band's tenure as experimental pioneers with Mike Patton stating of the band, "They are a genre unto themselves".

Tickets for the Twins of Evil Tour go on-sale June 9th at 10AM local time.

August 24 Los Angeles, CA Belasco Theater

August 25 Pomona, CA The Glass House

August 26 Fresno, CA Strummer’s

August 27 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

August 28 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

August 29 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theatre

August 31 Portland, OR Roseland Theater

September 1 Seattle, WA The Showbox

September 2 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Spokane

September 3 Bozeman, MT The ELM

September 5 Fargo, ND The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company

September 6 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater

September 7 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II

September 8 Chicago, IL Metro

September 9 St. Louis, MO Red Flag

September 11 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue

September 12 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme

September 13 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall

September 14 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom

September 15 Pittsburgh, PA Roxian

September 16 Maspeth, NY Desertfest NYC

September 18 Albany, NY Empire Live

September 19 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

September 20 Bethlehem, PA MusicFest Café

September 21 Philadelphia, PA Brooklyn Bowl

September 22 Washington, DC The Howard Theatre

September 23 Virginia Beach, VA Elevation 27

September 24 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle

September 26 Nashville, TN Brooklyn Bowl

September 27 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

September 28 Savannah, GA District Live

September 29 Birmingham, AL Saturn

September 30 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s

October 2 Houston, TX Warehouse Live – Studio

October 3 Austin, TX Mohawk

October 4 Dallas, TX Granada Theater

October 5 Oklahoma City, OK Beer City Music Hall

October 6 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

October 7 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck

October 9 Denver, CO Summit

October 11 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

October 13 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre

October 14 San Diego, CA House of Blues

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