Ipecac Recordings announce 'Geek Show' package tour featuring Mr. Bungle, Melvins and Spotlights

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Ipecac Recordings have announced details of a seven-date North American tour featuring Mr. Bungle, Melvins and Spotlights under the revamped 'Geek Show' banner. 

The label – co-founded by Mr. Bungle vocalist Mike Patton – previously hosted mouthwatering package shows over two decades ago, with bills featuring the likes of Tomahawk, Fantômas, Melt Banana, and Melvins.

"The 'Geek Show' tours of the past were some of the best live show experiences I've ever had," says Patton. "Hanging out with friends that are also some of my favourite 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."

"It was always nice to be able to coordinate schedules and put a bunch of Ipecac bands together on the road," adds Ipecac Recordings co-founder Greg Werckman. "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!"

The tour will take place at the following venues:

May 11: Los Angeles Palladium, CA
May 13: Las Vegas Sick New World Festival, NV (no Spotlights)
May 16: Denver Mission Ballroom, CO
May 17: Salt Lake City Union Event Center, UT
May 19: Seattle Showbox, WA
May 21: Portland Crystal Ballroom, OR
May 23: Oakland Fox Theater, CA

Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 27 at 10am.

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Simon Young

Born in 1976 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Simon Young has been a music journalist for over twenty years. His fanzine, Hit A Guy With Glasses, enjoyed a one-issue run before he secured a job at Kerrang! in 1999. His writing has also appeared in Classic RockMetal HammerProg, and Planet Rock. His first book, So Much For The 30 Year Plan: Therapy? — The Authorised Biography is available via Jawbone Press.