The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne announces second solo album, Gift Of Sacrifice

He’s also announced tour dates alongside Fantômas bandmate, Trevor Dunn.

The Melvins’ guitarist Buzz Osborne, aka King Buzzo, has announced the release of his second solo album Gift Of Sacrifice. It will be out on 15 May this year, via Ipecac Recordings.

The nine-track album was recorded with his Fantômas bandmate, Trevor Dunn, who will also back Buzzo on tour. Osborne has also released a single from Gift Of Sacrifice, titled Science In Modern America, a menacing folk jam that features Dunn’s masterful bass playing. Listen to it below:

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The guitarist has also unveiled dates for an eight-week tour in support of the record. The trek begins on 13 May at The Alibi in Palm Springs, California, taking them all across North America before the ending on 6 July at The Echo in Los Angeles, California.

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, 28 February at 3pm local time. More information at themelvins.net. You can find the full list of tour dates here:

May

13 May – Palm Springs, CA – The Alibi
14 May – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
15 May – San Diego, CA – Casbah
17 May – Tuscon, AZ – Club Congress
18 May – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
19 May – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
21 May – Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
22 May – Norman, OK – Opolis
23 May – Dallas, TX – Three Links
24 May – Austin, TX – Barracuda
25 May – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live (Studio)
27 May – New Orleans, LA – Santos
28 May – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
29 May – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
30 May – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theater
31 May – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506

June

1 June – Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall
3 June – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
4 June – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
5 June – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
6 June – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
7 June – Allston, MA – Great Scott
8 June – Albany, NY – The Hollow
10 June – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
11 June – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
12 June – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall
13 June – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
15 June – Detroit, MI – Third Man Records Cass Corridor
16 June – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
17 June – Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
18 June – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
19 June – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
20 June – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
21 June – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
22 June – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
23 June – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
24 June – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
26 June – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
28 June – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
29 June – Boise, ID – Neurolux

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July

1 July – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater
2 July – Vancouver, BC – The Fox Cabaret
3 July – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
5 July – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
6 July – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

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