Mr. Bungle have announced their first set of tour dates in three years. The band led by the inimitable Mike Patton — who returned to the stage late last year after canceling a slew of 2021 tour dates for "mental health reasons" — will be playing a handful of U.S. shows later this spring with the sludge-grunge pioneers, the Melvins, and post-metal band Spotlights (featuring Revolver's own Chris Enriquez).
The bill is actually a resurrection of the Geek Show tour, a package put together by Ipecac Recordings in the early 2000s that exclusively featured bands from that label. This iteration of the tour will feature seven dates, all taking place on the West Coast of the U.S.
"The Geek Show tours of the past were some of the best live show experiences I've ever had," Patton said in a press release. "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."
Tickets go on sale Friday January 27th at 10 a.m. local time. See the full list of dates below.
Mr. Bungle, Melvins, Spotlights 2023 tour dates:
May 11 Los Angeles, CA Palladium
May 13 Las Vegas, NV Sick New World Festival *
May 16 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom
May 17 Salt Lake City, UT Union Event Center
May 19 Seattle, WA Showbox
May 21 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
May 23 Oakland, CA Fox Theater