Melvins make plans for 30th Anniversary tour

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The Melvins have revealed plans to hit the road this summer to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Dubbed the “30th Anniversary Extravaganza” tour, the Seattle-bred rockers will hit Boston for a show at the Paradise Rock Club on Monday, July 29. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster for $17.

Last month, the Melvins released a covers album titled Everybody Loves Sausages. Comprised of 13-tracks, the band selected a unique assortment of songs to cover, ranging from Roxy Music’s “In Every Dream Home A Heartache” to Queen’s “Best Friend”. They also enlisted several friends to take part including Mudhoney’s Mark Arm joining them for The Scientists’ “Set It On Fire” and Neurosis’ Scott Kelly on Venom’s “Warhead”.

“This record will give people a peak into the kind of things that influence us musically,” explained frontman Buzz Osborne in a press release. “We really like all of these songs along with the bands who actually wrote this stuff because first and foremost we are huge music fans.”

While Everybody Loves Sausages is billed as a proper Melvins’ album (featuring the line-up of Osborne, Dale Crover, Jared Warren and Coady Willis), there are a handful of songs recorded as the Melvins Lite incarnation of the band (Osborne, Crover and Trevor Dunn): “Female Trouble” (Divine a.k.a. John Waters), “Timothy Leary Lives” (Pop-O-Pies) and “Romance By Tales of Terror” (Tales of Terror).

Following the show in Boston, the Melvins will hit Connecticut for a show at the Arch Street Tavern in Hartford on Tuesday, July 30.

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