Prepare your ears because Mastodon is coming to town. After playing “Louder Than Life” in Louisville, Ky., in early October, the guys will continue to make noise in the U.S. as they stay on the road through November.
The heavy metal band’s latest album is dominating the rock charts as well as occupying the sixth spot on the overall Nielsen SoundScan chart.
Marking Mastodon’s sixth studio album, Once More ‘Round The Sun was released in June via Reprise Records. The LP was recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, whose resume includes his work with Rush, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains and Deftones.
Not only are fans snatching up copies of the album, but the critics are digging it too. Spin says, “Album after album, Mastodon set the pace for modern heavy metal. Their brand of aggression is brainy, technically dazzling and slightly hallucinogenic – metal for people who don't usually listen to metal. At the same time, the band is balls-out creative.”
Rolling Stone declares, “The mercurial metal heads have improved on the lean hard-rock pummel of 2011's The Hunter with lattices if ornate riffs and primal vocals...the band sounds best when taking risks.”
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July 31, 2013
Mastodon will show off its new material with an appearance on the outdoor stage of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Sept. 15.
After Mastodon wraps its summer European adventure later this month, you can catch the band at Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 6; Riot Fest in Chicago Sept. 12; and Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 14.
Here’s the plan for the U.S. outing, with support from Gojira and Kvelertak.
Oct. 15 – Garden City, Idaho, Revolution Concert House & Event Center
Oct. 16 – Reno, Nev., Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
Oct. 17 – Pomona, Calif., Fox Theater Pomona
Oct. 18 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
Oct. 20 – Austin, Texas, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amph.
Oct. 21 – Dallas, Texas, South Side Ballroom
Oct. 22 – Kansas City, Mo., Uptown Theater
Oct. 24 – Detroit, Mich., The Fillmore Detroit
Oct. 28 – Portland, Maine, State Theatre
Oct. 29 – Montreal, Quebec, Metropolis
Oct. 30 – Providence, R.I., Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Oct. 31 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
Nov. 1 – Sayreville, N.J., Starland Ballroom
Nov. 2 – Stroudsburg, Pa., Sherman Theater
Nov. 4 – Baltimore, Md., Rams Head Live!
Nov. 5 – Knoxville, Tenn., International
Nov. 6 – Nashville, Tenn., Marathon Music Works
Nov. 7 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle
A presale for GA tickets and a limited amount of VIP packages begins July 9 at 10 a.m. local venue time. Sign up for Mastodon’s mailing list or visit the band’s website Wednesday morning for details about the presale.
The general onsale for most dates is scheduled Friday, July 11. Tickets for Tempe, Ariz., go on sale July 10.
For more information head over to MastodonRocks.com.