King Buzzo announce tour, releasing new album

King Buzzo, the iconic Melvins’ singer and guitar player, returns with his second solo album, Gift of Sacrifice, on May 15 via Ipecac Recordings. The nine-song release finds Buzz Osborne joined by longtime friend and Mr. Bungle bass player Trevor Dunn.

The collection’s first single, “Science in Modern America” ( can be heard now. Album pre-orders, available as the same link, include CD, black vinyl, a limited edition hot pink variant available exclusively via the Ipecac webstore as well as a tour only, opaque tangerine vinyl version.

“Gift of Sacrifice was a stone groove to record and it will be a f**king blast to finally hit the road with my buddy Trevor Dunn,” says Osborne. “Once we take the stage, I guarantee we’ll kick the crap out of this album.” Dunn and Osborne have worked together several times in the past, both as members of Fantômas and with Dunn performing in the Melvins Lite iteration of the long-running, legendary band.

Osborne released his solo debut, This Machine Kills Artists, in 2014. Consequence of Sound said the album is “the negative bizarre Dylan Goes Electric,” adding “”Osborne’s jump across the electric/acoustic tracks succeeds much the way Dylan’s did: by keeping the strengths while adjusting the settings.” Pitchfork succinctly dubbed the collection “a refreshing breath of unplugged f**k-it-all folk.”

Gift of Sacrifice’s arrival will be met with an eight-week North American tour, seeing Osborne & Dunn traversing the continent with a May 13 launch in Palm Springs, Calif.

King Buzzo feat. Trevor Dunn tour dates:

May 13 Palm Springs, CA The Alibi

May 14 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar

May 15 San Diego, CA Casbah

May 17 Tucson, AZ Club Congress

May 18 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge

May 19 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf

May 21 Tulsa, OK The Shrine

May 22 Norman, OK Opolis

May 23 Dallas, TX Three Links

May 24 Austin, TX Barracuda

May 25 Houston, TX Warehouse Live (Studio)

May 27 New Orleans, LA Santos

May 28 Birmingham, AL Zydeco

May 29 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club

May 30 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theater

May 31 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506

June 1 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall

June 3 Baltimore, MD Ottobar

June 4 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts

June 5 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom

June 6 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom

June 7 Allston, MA Great Scott

June 8 Albany, NY The Hollow

June 10 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground

June 11 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place

June 12 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird Music Hall

June 13 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop

June 15 Detroit, MI Third Man Records Cass Corridor

June 16 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme

June 17 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups

June 18 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley

June 19 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House

June 20 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle

June 21 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon

June 22 St. Paul, MN Turf Club

June 23 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews

June 24 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room

June 26 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater

June 28 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

June 29 Boise, ID Neurolux

July 1 Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater

July 2 Vancouver, BC The Fox Cabaret

July 3 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

July 5 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

July 6 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

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