(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)
A slew of headlining tour updates have come from the Mastodon crew over the past few weeks. Just in case you missed it, we have all dates and info here for you today in one spot…
Starting off with a headlining appearance at this year’s Psycho Las Vegas Festival next week (at which I will be present, yet so very unaccountable for my actions. I’ll have some photos of the happenings at this Sin City festival, though!), plus a very special show on September 9th in Chicago, Illinois to kick off the United States and Canada dates.
After they finish the North American trek on October 25th, they get a short break, then a full tour throughout Europe and will round out the last dates at the end of the Fall season in the United Kingdom on December 10th.
The Chicago show on September 9th is a special event, as this particular concert is in honor of suicide prevention month. A full 100% of the proceeds from this show will support suicide prevention and mental health education.
Mastodon is also releasing the next batch of ‘Crack The Skye‘ beer with 3 Floyds‘ at this event, as well as celebrating their playing at The Metro venue for the first time in nearly ten years. There are Meet and Greet, VIP, and General Admission ticket options. All details and tickets for this special 9/9 show are available here.
In addition to giving you a ripping concert, on select dates during the US and Canada part of the tour, Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher will be offering one-hour guitar lesson spots, happening from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm on the day of the select shows.
If interested, you can email BUTTERSLAX[at]HOTMAIL.COM to see if spots are still available to sign up. Available cities and dates are on the poster below:
On to the Tour dates! Well, sort of – one last tidbit of info on the European shows. Mastodon has announced that during the Europe dates only, they will be bringing along Scott Kelly of Neurosis as part of a special set list for those shows.
All confirmed tour dates are below this Visualizer video for Mastodon’s ‘Sultan’s Curse‘, courtesy of the illustrious art of Skinner and the folks at Hey Beautiful Jerk! This visualizer is somewhat of a peek at the animation they’ll have at their live shows during the tour. Enjoy and go check out a show near you!
Tickets and details for all shows are available via Mastodon’s Tour page.
US & CANADA DATES:
Aug 20 @ Psycho Las Vegas Festival, Las Vegas, NV
Sep 09 @ The Metro, Chicago, IL
Sep 16 @ 93X Twenty, Shakopee, MN
Sep 22 @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, CO
Sep 23 @ High Elevation Festival, Englewood, CO
Sep 26 @ Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
Sep 27 @ North Charleston PAC, Charleston, SC
Sep 29 @ Civic Auditorium, Knoxville, TN
Sep 30 @ Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville, KY
Oct 01 @ JJO Sonic Boom, Janesville, WI
Oct 03 @ The Ritz, Raleigh, NC
Oct 04 @ The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
Oct 06 @ Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Oct 07 @ Rock Allegiance Festival, Camden, NJ
Oct 09 @ Metropolis, Montréal, Canada
Oct 10 @ The Armory, Rochester, NY
Oct 11 @ 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 13 @ Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 14 @ Aztec Theater, San Antonio, TX
Oct 15 @ Houston Open Air, The Woodlands, TX
Oct 17 @ Historic El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, NM
Oct 19 @ House Of Blues SD, San Diego, CA
Oct 21 @ Monster Energy Aftershock, Sacramento, CA
Oct 23 @ Revolution Center, Garden City, ID
Oct 24 @ Knitting Factory Spokane, Spokane, WA
Oct 25 @ Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
EUROPE & UNITED KINGDOM DATES: (w/ Red Fang, Russian Circles)
Nov 10 @ Berlin Huxley, Berlin, Germany
Nov 11 @ Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
Nov 13 @ Vienna Arena, Vienna, Austria
Nov 14 @ X-Herford, Herford, Germany
Nov 15 @ Brussels AB, Brussel, Belgium
Nov 17 @ Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 19 @ Munchenbrewery, Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 20 @ Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Nov 22 @ Vega Main Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov 23 @ Haus Auensee, Leipzig, Germany
Nov 24 @ Lucerna Music Bar, Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 25 @ TonHalle München, Munchen, Germany
Nov 27 @ Live Club, Milan, Italy
Nov 28 @ Komplex, Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 29 @ Paris Elysee Montmatre, Paris, France
Nov 30 @ Rockhall Club, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Dec 02 @ Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
Dec 04 @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK
Dec 05 @ ROCK CITY, Nottingham, UK
Dec 06 @ Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
Dec 07 @ Glasgow Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
Dec 09 @ Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK
Dec 10 @ O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK