Melvins Plot Three-Month Tour of North America

Band plans gigs to promote new double LP 'A Walk With Love and Death'

The Melvins will play a series of shows in the U.S. and Canada this summer around the release of 'A Walk With Love and Death.' Credit: Josh Brasted/FilmMagic/Getty

The Melvins announced a 12-week summer tour of North America on Wednesday. The tour kicks off in San Diego July 5th and wraps up October 3rd in Flagstaff, AZ. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 28th at 10 a.m. local time.

The band's live dates coincide with the release of a new double album, A Walk With Love and Death, the follow-up to last year's Basses Loaded. Half of the project is a score to a short film directed by Jesse Nieminen, while the other is a traditional LP. "This was a huge undertaking," guitarist Buzz Osborne said in a statement earlier this month. "All three things – the album, the soundtrack and the film – are benchmarks for us."

"A Walk With Love and Death is one giant, dark, moody, psychotic head trip!" added drummer Dale Crover. "Not for the faint of heart. You'll sleep with the lights on after listening."

Joey Santiago from Pixies and Anna Waronker from That Dog both contributed to A Walk With Love and Death. Engineer Toshi Kosai helped the Melvins produce the album, which is due out July 7th. 

Melvins Tour Dates:

July 5 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
July 6 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
July 7 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
July 8 - Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
July 9 - Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
July 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
July 12 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
July 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
July 17 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
July 18 - Calgary, AB @ The Marquee
July 20 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
July 21 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
July 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy’s Bash
July 24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
July 25 - Chicago, IL @ The Metro
July 26 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
July 27 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
July 28 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
July 29 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
July 31 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
August 1 - Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater
August 2 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
August 3 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
August 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
August 5 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
August 6 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
August 8 - Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
August 9 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
August 10 - Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
August 11 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
August 12 - St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
August 13 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
August 15 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
August 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
August 18 - Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Fest
August 20 - San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
August 21 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
August 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
September 5 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
September 6 - Tucson, AX @ 191 Toole
September 8 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
September 9 - Dallas, TX @ Tree’s
September 10 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
September 11 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live (Studio)
September 13 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
September 14 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
September 15 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit’s
September 16 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
September 17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room
September 18 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
September 20 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
September 21 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell Stage)
September 22 - Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
September 23 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
September 25 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
September 26 - Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Co.
September 27 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
September 28 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
September 30 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
October 2 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
October 3 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room