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Melt-Banana

Melt-Banana Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 38,328
Category Noise, Rock, Punk
Concerts
Jun
19
The Rebel Lounge
Phoenix
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Jun
20
Music Box
San Diego
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Jun
21
El Rey Theatre
Los Angeles
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Jun
22
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco
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Aug
31
Rescue Rooms
Nottingham
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Sep
01
Docks Academy
Grimsby
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Sep
04
Brudenell Social Club
Leeds
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Sep
05
Rebellion
Manchester
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Sep
06
Future Yard CIC
Birkenhead
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Sep
07
The Parish
Huddersfield
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Sep
10
Brickyard
Carlisle
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Sep
11
The Mash House
Edinburgh
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Sep
12
Stereo
Glasgow
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Sep
13
The Cluny
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Sep
14
The Waterfront
Norwich
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Sep
17
The Baths
Ipswich
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Sep
18
The Portland Arms
Cambridge
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Sep
19
Esquires
Bedford
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Sep
21
South Street Arts Centre
Reading
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Sep
22
Cavern
Exeter
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Sep
24
The Globe
Cardiff
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Sep
25
Bristol Strange Brew
Bristol
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Sep
26
Concorde 2
Brighton
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Sep
27
Dingwalls
Camden
Tickets
About Melt-Banana
Melt-Banana is a Japanese noise rock group founded in 1992 by friends attending Tokyo University for Foreign Language. Their hyperactive music palette draws influences from experimental rock, grindcore, no wave, psychedelia, hardcore punk, and post-punk. Melt-Banana has released 8 full-length albums, (Including a re-release of a very early improvised and studio tracks, and a compilation of EPs) and 23 EPs (a number of which are splits with other bands). In 1997 they created their own recording company, A-Zap, and re-issued all of their previously released albums, except Scratch or Stitch, which can be found on the noise rock record label Skin Graft Records. One month later Sudoh quit, and the band has had different drummers helping for tours and recordings since. They do massive U.S. tours yearly, do frequent European tours, and do smaller Japanese tours (traveling in Japan is quite expensive). Melt-Banana's music falls under what many call "noise rock" or "noisecore." Both terms refer to music that blends rock, noise music, and other genres. Agata overlaps two different guitar riffs most of the time, and also belts out a seemingly spontaneously chosen selection of sound effects (or selected randomly by a computer program or even selecting snippets of tape from a black bag, but this is unlikely), almost all made through his guitar and large amount of effects pedals. Yasuko O. belts out high-pitched screams and raps, and her delivery has been described as a rabid poodle on speed. Rika mm's bass lines aren't subdued like in most bands, but are given as much overt influence as Agata's guitar work. The sounds from the bass provide a distinct dimension to the music not found in many other bands. The drums are usually quite straightforward (however, in their recent albums, they have become more complex), especially on the faster songs, where they beat almost straight through with set cymbal crashes, providing an insane amount of energy to the songs. The band describes their recent music (especially Teeny Shiny and Cell-Scape) as pop. Essentially, it could be argued that Melt Banana's output, (with special attention brought to their more recent songs) are more reminiscent of quirkier indie pop bands, with definite melodies hiding beneath the distortion, effects and sheer speed. Live performances are where Melt Banana wins many of their devotees. While many critics perceive Melt Banana's recordings to be inaccessible, their sound translates much better live. Yasuko starts every show by yelling "We are Melt Banana from Tokyo, Japan!" Her rapid-fire delivery and Agata's frenetic guitar riffs infuse crowds with energy. Attendees often mosh or otherwise move in a frenzy during performances. Many diehard fans leave shows dripping of sweat. Yasuko O. often wears colorful and/or metallic costumes, while Rika mm' often wears just black. Both wear very high platform boots, on which Rika mm' often bounces, a la Krist Novoselic. Agata usually wears a surgical mask affixed to his face, sometimes with duct tape. Current members: Yasuko Onuki - Vocals, Writing Ichirou Agata - Guitars, Effects Rika mm' - Bass After Sudoh left the band, many drummers have been in a steady rotation, including Dave Witte of Discordance Axis, Municipal Waste and Burnt by the Sun. Former members: Toshiaki Sudoh - Drums Oshima Watchma - Satanic Hell Slaughter's drummer Oshima Watchma was the replacement for Sudoh. Discography: 1994 Cactuses come in flocks 1994 Hedgehog 1994 Split with God Is My Co-Pilot 1994 Speak squeak creak 1995 It's in the Pillcase 1995 Split with Discordance Axis 1995 Split with Pencilneck 1996 Split with Target Shoppers 1996 Scratch or Stitch 1996 Split with Otomo Yoshihide Piano One 1997 Eleventh 1997 Split with Plainfield 1998 Charlie 1998 Dead Spex 1998 Split with Killout Trash 1998 Split with Xerobot 1999 13,000 miles@Light Velocity 2000 Teeny Shiny 2001 Split with Three Studies for a Crucifixion 2001 Split with Damien Frost 2001 Split with Dynamite Anna and the Bone Machine 2002 666 2002 Split with Big D and the Kids Table 2002 Split with The Locust 2003 Cell-Scape 2003 Peel Session 2004 Split with Narcosis 2005 13 Hedgehogs 2005 Split with Fantômas 2005 Split with Chung 2006 アイノウタ 2007 Bambi's Dilema
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Genres
Noise, Rock, Punk
Photos
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What fans are saying
Michael
5 / 5
Great show. A must see band!!
The Broadberry Richmond, VA
Jun 10, 2024
Anonymous
5 / 5
Great to catch this epic band
Empire Control Room & Garage Austin, TX
Nov 04, 2022
Dougie
4 / 5
Relentless sonic assault. Great fun.
Stereo Cafe Bar Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 20, 2019
Makise
5 / 5
Best show ever!!
The Broadberry Richmond, VA
Jun 09, 2024
Matt
5 / 5
Amazing, as always!!!
The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
Jun 05, 2024
Ariel
5 / 5
melt banaaa rules!!
Gramps Miami, FL
Oct 29, 2022
Steve
5 / 5
Just stupendous
Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom
Apr 09, 2022
Matthew
5 / 5
Always fire
The Glass House Pomona, CA
Oct 14, 2023
Mitch
5 / 5
Very cool!
Tulips FTW Fort Worth, TX
Nov 06, 2022
James
5 / 5
Bananas
The Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ
Jun 20, 2024
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Melt-Banana Tour Cities
Norwich, United Kingdom Carlisle, United Kingdom Cambridge, United Kingdom Leeds, United Kingdom Phoenix, AZ Cardiff, United Kingdom Huddersfield, United Kingdom Los Angeles, CA Bedford, United Kingdom Grimsby, United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom Exeter, United Kingdom Bristol, United Kingdom San Diego, CA Nottingham, United Kingdom Brighton, United Kingdom Reading, United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom Glasgow, United Kingdom San Francisco, CA Birkenhead, United Kingdom Ipswich, United Kingdom Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Frequently Asked Questions About Melt-Banana

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Melt-Banana on tour?

Yes, Melt-Banana is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Melt-Banana concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Melt-Banana tour is scheduled for 24 dates across 23 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Melt-Banana scheduled to play?

Melt-Banana is scheduled to play 24 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Melt-Banana tour start?

Melt-Banana’s tour starts Jun 19, 2024 and ends on Sep 27, 2024. They will play 23 cities; their most recent concert was held in Phoenix at The Rebel Lounge and their next upcoming concert will be in Carlisle at Brickyard.

What venues is Melt-Banana performing at?

As part of the Melt-Banana tour, Melt-Banana is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Jun 19 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Jun 20 - San Diego, CA @ Music Box
Jun 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Jun 22 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Aug 31 - Nottingham, United Kingdom @ Rescue Rooms
Sep 01 - Grimsby, England @ Docks Academy
Sep 04 - Leeds, United Kingdom @ Brudenell Social Club
Sep 05 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ Rebellion
Sep 06 - Birkenhead, ENG @ Future Yard CIC
Sep 07 - Huddersfield, United Kingdom @ The Parish
Sep 10 - Carlisle, United Kingdom @ Brickyard
Sep 11 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom @ The Mash House
Sep 12 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Stereo
Sep 13 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, England @ The Cluny
Sep 14 - Norwich, United Kingdom @ The Waterfront
Sep 17 - Ipswich, England @ The Baths
Sep 18 - Cambridge, England @ The Portland Arms
Sep 19 - Bedford, United Kingdom @ Esquires
Sep 21 - Reading, England @ South Street Arts Centre
Sep 22 - Exeter, United Kingdom @ Cavern
Sep 24 - Cardiff, United Kingdom @ The Globe
Sep 25 - Bristol, United Kingdom @ Bristol Strange Brew
Sep 26 - Brighton, Brighton @ Concorde 2
Sep 27 - Camden, United Kingdom @ Dingwalls
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