Boris and Melvins performed in Chicago during the middle of their “Twins of Evil” tour, a 43-date run through the United States with each band playing one of their classic albums in full. Boris played their Heavy Rocks album from 2002 and Melvins performed their Bullhead album from 1991. The Twins of Evil Tour kicked off in Los Angeles on 24 August 2023 and was scheduled to conclude in San Diego on 14 October 2023. Chicago’s own Mr. Phylzzz were the opening act throughout this amazing commemorative tour.
Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Melvins performed their classic Bullhead album and other songs from their extensive back catalog, making this a killer night for fans of sludgy, experimental heavy music. And it’s only appropriate that Boris, who named themselves after one of the standout cuts on Bullhead, were on this commemorative run. Unfortunately, Melvins drummer Dale Crover was unable to join vocalist/guitarist King Buzzo and bassist Steven McDonald on this run, due to emergency surgery. However, longtime Melvins associate, Coady Willis (Big Business, High On Fire, Murder City Devils), joined them on drums because the show must go on. Check out the rest of the tour dates here.
Chicago-based duo Mr. Phylzzz are currently on tour with Boris and Melvins celebrating their new album Fat Chance on Amphetamine Reptile Records. Mr.Phylzzz is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Clinton Jacobs and drummer Danny Sein. Check them out here.
Melvins photo gallery below.