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Lars Ulrich’s Sons’ Band, Taipei Houston, Are Going on Tour with The Melvins


The kids of rock stars may learn their own instruments and sincerely be talented, but it’s starting to feel a little bit like light nepotism at this point between Vended, Suspect208, and other bands featuring rockstar spawn. I mean, how else does Taipei Houston, which features Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich‘s sons Myles and Layne, get to join the Melvins on part of their “Five-Legged Tour?”

Sure, they’re only going to be joining the hard-to-define Melvins for all six California shows, but that’s already a hell of a stretch of dates to be invited to join. Melvins guitarist and vocalist Buzz Osbourne said he was excited to see Taipei Houston hit the stage.

“We’re very excited to have Taipei Houston added to the California portion of our upcoming Five Legged Tour. I think they’re a great band and I’m looking forward to watching them play. Everyone please show up early!”

Fresh off their 28-date Electric Roach tour that ran through most of the summer, the Melvins are heading back on a seven week trek with 43 shows pockmarking the U.S.

Aside from Taipei Houston’s short supporting role on the tour, the Melvins will also be joined by We Are The Asteroid on every date.

“The Five Legged Tour” dates:

September 5 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
September 6 San Jose, CA The Ritz
September 7 Bakersfield, CA Temblor Brewing Company
September 8 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theatre
September 9 Felton, CA Felton Music Hall
September 10 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
September 12 Las Vegas, NV Backstage Bar & Billiards
September 13 Flagstaff, AZ Yucca North
September 14 Santa Fe, NM The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company
September 16 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
September 17 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
September 19 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
September 20 Kansas City, KS recordBar
September 21 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
September 22 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
September 23 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
September 24 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
September 25 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
September 26 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
September 27 Lancaster, PA Tellus360
September 29 New York, NY Irving Plaza
September 30 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony
October 1 Washington, DC Black Cat
October 3 Raleigh, NC The Pour House Music Hall
October 4 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
October 5 Greenville, SC The Radio Room
October 6 Savannah, GA District Live
October 7 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
October 9 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
October 10 Gainesville, FL High Dive
October 11 Orlando, FL The Social
October 12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
October 13 Tampa, FL Orpheum Theater
October 15 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
October 16 Baton Rouge, LA Chelsea’s Live
October 17 Jackson, MS Duling Hall
October 18 Memphis, TN Growlers
October 19 Little Rock, AR Revolution! Music Room
October 21 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
October 22 Oklahoma City, OK Beer City Music Hall
October 23 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves
October 25 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace
October 28 Palm Springs, CA The Alibi
October 29 Los Angeles, CA The Halloween Freakout

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