The Melvins Album “Basses Loaded” Streaming Now


The album title ‘Basses Loaded’ will take on an all new meaning with the cast of artists guesting on this release. The twelve-song album features six bass players (yes, six): including Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Redd Kross’ Steve McDonald, Butthole Surfers’ J.D. Pinkus, Big Business’ Jared Warren, Mr. Bungle/Fantomas’ Trevor Dunn (aka Melvins Lite) and Melvins’ drummer Dale Crover swapping the drum kit for bass in the Melvins 1983 iteration. The final track on the album is a rendition of the classic “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” It shows the bands appreciation for America’s greatest past time. ‘Basses Loaded’ is due out June 3, via Ipecac Recordings. 

The band, who just recently wrapped up an extensive North American co-headlining tour with Napalm Death, return to the road this weekend, kicking off a month of European tour dates before returning to the U.S. for a seven-week tour (Helms Alee supports on U.S., non-festival dates). The touring line-up for all dates will be Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF!).

European tour dates:

June 5 Kortrijk, Belgium De Kreun
June 6 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso Frote Zaal
June 7 Hamburg, Germany Logo
June 8 Copenhagen, Denmark Jazzhouse
June 9 Gothenburg, Sweden Truckstop Alaska
June 10 Oslo, Norway BLA
June 11 Malmo, Sweden Babel
June 13 Berlin, Germany Postbahnof
June 14 Leipzig, Germany UT Connewitz
June 15 Koln, Germany Underground
June 17 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 19 London, UK Koko
June 20 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social
June 21 Glasgow, UK Art School
June 22 Aston, UK The Warehouse

U.S. tour dates:

August 3 Las Vegas, NV Backstage Bar & Billiards
August 4 Flagstaff, AZ The Green Room
August 6 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
August 7 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
August 9 Sioux Falls, SD The District
August 10 Fargo, ND The Aquariaum (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
August 13 Eau Claire, WI Eaux Claires Music Festival
August 14 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company
August 15 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
August 16 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
August 17 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
August 18 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
August 19 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
August 20 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
August 22 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
August 23 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
August 24 Buffalo, NY Iron Works
August 26 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theater
August 27 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
August 28 Hamden, CT The Ballroom at the Outer Space
August 29 Providence, RI Fete Ballroom
August 31 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
September 1 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
September 3 Cookeville, TN Muddy Roots Music Festival
September 5 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
September 6 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
September 7 Charleston, SC Music Farm
September 8 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
September 10 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
September 11 Jackson, MS Duling Hall
September 12 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
September 13 Little Rock, AR Metroplex
September 14 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
September 15 Oklahoma City, OK The ACM @ UCO Performance Lab
September 16 Norman, OK Opolis
September 17 Austin, TX The Sidewinder
September 18 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
September 20 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace
September 21 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
September 24 Long Beach, CA Music Tastes Good Festival

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