Last week, we learned of the insanely enviable news that the west coast was going to get a string of Mr. Bungle and Melvins shows this May. While the majority of us over on the east coast watch on in envy, it turns out that demand was so high that they added two more dates to the Geek Show 2023 Tour.
The return of “The Geek Show” will spend an additional night in Seattle, Washington and Oakland, California on May 20 and May 24, respectively.
When the tour was initially announced, Mike Patton said he was excited to return to the stage with the Melvins once again.
“The Geek Show tours of the past were some of the best live show experiences I’ve ever had. Hanging out with friends that are also some of my favorite musicians is a great way to spend a couple weeks. This iteration is a mindblower. You will want to be the first one there and the last to leave this party! The mighty Melvins and Spotlights will prove to be a challenge for Mr. Bungle to follow. I only wish we could take this package around the globe.”
Mr. Bungle most recently played a slate of shows down in South America last month. It was the first time Mike Patton had returned to the stages since he revealed that he’d been dealing with mental health issues stemming from the pandemic.
When the tour was announced, Ipecac Recordings Co-owner Greg Werckman said it was great that the label was able to wrangle these two high-octane bands, along with support act Spotlights, to play a short tour together.
“It was always nice to be able to coordinate schedules and put a bunch of Ipecac bands together on the road. This is a fantastic lineup. All three bands deliver in their powerful and unique way. I wish it could have been an eight band bill. Hopefully this is only the beginning in getting the Geek Shows going again. Enjoy!”
As previously reported, Spotlights will provide support for the nine-date tour. Tickets are on sale now and to see if they’re coming to a venue near you, be sure to check out the list below.
05/11 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
05/13 Las Vegas, NV – Sick New World Festival (no Spotlights)
05/16 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
05/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center
05/19 Seattle, WA – Showbox
05/20 Seattle, WA – Showbox
05/21 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
05/23 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
05/24 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater