The Melvins Announce New Album ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’, 2018 Tour

The Melvins have announced their first ever double album, Pinkus Abortion Technician. It comes with a special treat, a second bass player. Who is it? The Butthole Surfers’ Jeff Pinkus. This should heat things up considerably.

They have also announced their 2018 North American tour which will see the band out on the road for 10-week run.

“We’ve never had two bass players. We’ve had two drummers and two guitar players so it makes total sense to now have two bass players,” Buzz Osborne said in a statement. “We’ll be taking this two-prong bass attack on the road as well which should prove to be interesting. Pinkus Abortion Technician is a radically great record and was a stone groove to record. We drank a lot of coffee and enjoyed each other’s company. I like Steven and Jeff a great deal. I admire their bass playing and singing and both of them can grill a mean steak.”

Tickets go on sale Friday (February 15), at 10 am local time.

The album artwork, tracklisting, and a full list of dates can be found below.

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Tracklist:
01. Stop Moving To Florida
02. Embrace The Rub
03. Don’t Forget To Breathe
04. Flamboyant Duck
05. Break Bread
06. I Want To Hold Your Hand
07. Prenup Butter
08. Graveyard

Melvins Tour
4/26 San Diego, CA – Casbah
4/29 Dallas, TX – Tree’s
4/30 Austin, TX – Mohawk
5/1 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
5/3 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
5/4 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
5/6 Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theater
5/7 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
5/9 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
5/10 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
5/11 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
5/12 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
5/13 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
5/14 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
5/18 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
5/19 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
5/20 Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall
5/22 Nashville, TN – 3rd and Lindsley
5/23 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
5/24 St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
5/25 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
5/31 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
7/12 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
7/13 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
7/14 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
7/16 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
7/17 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
7/19 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
7/20 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
7/21 Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
7/24 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
7/25 Calgary, AB – Marquee Room
7/27 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
7/28 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
7/29 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
7/30 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
7/31 Chicago, IL – Park West
8/2 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
8/3 Detroit, MI – El Club
8/4 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
8/5 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatre
8/6 Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Company
8/7 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
8/8 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
8/10 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
8/11 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
8/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
8/14 Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse Saloon

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