Mastodon Announce New Album, 2014 Tour Dates
The Atlanta-based sludge metal guys from Mastodon have just thrown their hat in the ring for a string of 2014 tour dates. Already on the docket are some late-February shows in Australia, and after that, they hit the United States with dates in Portland, OR (at the Roseland Theater); Oakland, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Boston, MA; Columbus, OH; Pittsburgh, PA, and more. Following their U.S. jaunt, Mastodon heads to Europe, playing some shows in France, Germany, and the UK. Support on the tour comes in the way of Gojira and Kvelertak. These tour dates are in promotion of the band’s yet-to-be-named new album (their first since 2011), on which they are still putting the finishing touches (it’s due out later this year). Tickets are available now.
Formed at the onset of Y2K (in 2000), Mastodon is made up of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarist Brent Hinds, guitarist Bill Kelliher, and drummer Brann Dailor. Together, they’ve released five studio albums, a live album and accompanying DVD, and a box set, among others. Their last album, 2011’s The Hunter, debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart—their first major commercial success.
|05/02||Los Angeles||CA||Nokia Theater|
|05/03||Las Vegas||NV||House of Blues|
|05/08||Chicago||IL||The Riviera Theater|
|05/12||Buffalo||NY||The Town Ballroom|
|05/15||New York||NY||Terminal 5|
|05/18||Columbus||OH||Rock On The Range|
|06/05-09||Nurburg and Nuremberg||DE||Rock am Ring & Rock im Park|
|07/03-06||Arras||FR||Main Square Festival|
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