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The Melvins will attempt to become Guinness World Record holders

Published June 6, 2012 12:12 pm

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Rock band The Melvins will attempt to become the Guinness World Record holders for the first band to tour the full United States and D.C. in 51 days with a tour kicking off Sept. 5 in Anchorage, Alaska and wrapping up Oct. 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The band will perform at Salt Lake City's Club Sound on Sept. 10. "We figured it was time for us to do something really crazy," said Buzz Osborne of the band. "51 shows in 50 states plus 1 on D.C. and all in 51 days? Jeez! I wonder if we can do it?" The tour, which will feature Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn, also marks the first time in the band's near 30-year history that they will perform in Alaska, New Hampshire, Delaware and Hawaii.The Melvins Performance of "The War on Wisdom" from a recent episode of "Last Call with Carson Daly": http://vimeo.com/41135378