October 24th, 2012

Sorry Melvins, looks like George Thorogood did complete his 50 states in 50 days tour


According to an investigation by L.A. Weekly/West Coast Sound blogger Jason Roche, it appears that, contrary to the Melvins’ earlier claims, George Thorogood & the Destroyers did complete their 50 states in 50 days tour:

We next reached out to Mike Kappus, president of the San Francisco-based booking agency, who confirms that Thorogood indeed finished it as planned. “I’ve always been very proud of having organized that tour,” Kappus says in an email. “Every date certainly happened as planned.” He adds that Guinness’ criteria does not allow for country-specific records, which is why Thorogood’s tour was never listed in the book.

Oh, well. Melvins Lite are scheduled to complete their now slightly less impressive 51 States in 51 Days tour tomorrow (October 25) in Honolulu. Catch up with their tour diary at Spin.com.

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