Influential sludge rockers, Melvins, will bring The Electric Roach Tour to The ELM in Bozeman on July 14, 2022 with support from Helms Alee & Harsh Mellow.
Formed in the early 1980s, the Melvins were one of the first bands to introduce a slow and heavy style of rock — one that has been very influential in genres like grunge, doom metal and stoner rock. They’ve been a prolific band, releasing dozens of albums and covering a broad scope of sounds.
In 2017, Metal Injection ranked Melvins at number 2 on their list of “10 Heaviest Grunge Bands.” Rolling Stone’s list of the “50 Greatest Grunge Albums,” included two Melvins’ LPs — 1991’s Bullhead and 1993’s Houdini.
The band currently consists of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steven Shane McDonald.
PRESALE: Limited Groove presale tickets will be available online only (while supplies last) from from 10am to 10pm, Thursday, April 14th. A password will be provided via email after completing the Logjam Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets go on sale Friday, April 15th at 10am, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Reserved balcony loge seating, reserved premium balcony seating, reserved balcony wing seating, and general admission standing room tickets are available.All ages are welcome.
The Melvins are one of modern music’s most influential bands. Having formed in 1983 Montesano, Washington, the group founded by singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne (with stalwart drummer Dale Crover joining the following year), has been credited with merging the worlds of punk rock and heavy music, forming a new subgenre all its own. Over the band’s nearly 40-year history, they’ve released over 30 original albums, numerous live full-lengths and far too many to count singles and rarities. Most recently they released the 36-track acoustic collection Five Legged Dog, featuring reinterpretations of some of their heaviest songs as well as covers from their favorite artists. In the course of their discography, they’ve partnered with Jello Biafra, Mudhoney, and Fantômas for individual releases and toured the world many times over. In fact, the band had the misfortune to be in both Christchurch and Tokyo for their 2011 earthquakes. In 2012, the Melvins completed the “51 States in 51 Days” (50 states +DC) tour, which was chronicled in the film “Across The USA in 51 Days.” The current incarnation of the band is Osborne, Crover, and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF!). Previous line-ups include a pairing of Osborne and Crover with Big Business band members Jared Warren and Coady Willis, a four-piece featuring the current trio plus Butthole Surfers’ Jeff Pinkus, as well as Melvins Lite, which partners Osborne and Crover with Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn. Sometimes, if you’re extra lucky, one version of the Melvins will open for the Melvins.