The Melvins Announce Summer 2022 US Tour with Helms Alee and Harsh Mellow

The 27-date headlining run launches in June

The Melvins, photo by Mackie Osborne

    The Melvins have announced a headlining Summer 2022 US tour, with support from Helms Alee and Harsh Mellow. The news comes as the Melvins wrap up a Spring run supporting Ministry.

    The 27-city summer outing, dubbed “The Electric Roach Tour,” kicks off June 15th in Long Beach, California, and makes its way to the East Coast, before returning to the West Coast and wrapping up July 20th in Berkeley, California.

    Tickets go on sale this Friday (April 15th) at 10:00 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster, with pre-sales beginning on Thursday (April 14th).

    “It’s nice to be able to tour!! We were wondering if it would even be possible again,” said Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne in a press release. “It’s been years since we played these places. The amazing Ministry tour was a warmup for this!”

    The Melvins are coming off two big releases in 2021. One was Working With God, a newly recorded album featuring the band’s 1983 lineup (Osborne, Dale Crover and original drummer Mike Dillard). The other was the 36-song acoustic collection, Five Legged Dogoffering stripped-down versions of tunes from throughout their catalog. Recently, the Melvins announced that they are releasing a three-song collaborative EP with Dumb Numbers, set to arrive on April 29th.


    Heavy Consequence caught the Melvins last month at their New Jersey show with Ministry and Corrosion of Conformity, and also hosted a video conversation between Osborne and Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen prior to the trek (watch below).

    See the Melvins summer tour dates below, and pick up tickets here.

    The Melvins 2022 Tour Dates with Helms Alee and Harsh Mellow:
    06/15 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
    06/16 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
    06/18 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
    06/21 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
    06/22 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
    06/23 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
    06/24 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    06/25 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
    06/27 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
    06/28 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
    06/29 – Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theatre
    07/01 – Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center
    07/02 – Huntington, WV @ The Loud
    07/03 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
    07/05 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
    07/06 – Davenport, IA @ Racoon Motel
    07/07 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
    07/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy’s
    07/09 – Fargo, ND @ The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company
    07/10 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Lounge
    07/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Metro Music Hall
    07/14 – Bozeman, MT @ The ELM
    07/15 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
    07/16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
    07/17 – Eugene, OR @ Sessions Music Hall
    07/19 – Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
    07/20 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone Berkeley

    Melvins 2022 tour poster