MASTODON Celebrates ‘Crack The Skye’ 10th Anniv. On Tour w/ COHEED & CAMBRIA + EVERY TIME I DIE

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

2019 marks the tenth anniversary of MASTODON releasing their Billboard charting album ‘Crack The Skye‘ via Reprise Records.

The album’s stylistic departure from the progressive metal heavyweights’ previous releases was admittedly heavily influenced by such iconic records as King Crimson’s ‘In The Court Of The Crimson King‘ and Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’. Perhaps the most saddening association with the album is the fact that it is an homage to drummer Brann Dailor‘s sister, Skye Dailor, who committed suicide at age 14.

At the time of the record’s release, Brann shared the following in several interviews saying:

My sister passed away when I was a teenager and it was awful, and there’s no better way to pay tribute to a lost loved one than having an opportunity to be in a group with my friends and we make art together. Her name was Skye, so Crack the Skye means a lot of different things. For me personally, it means the moment of being told you lost someone dear to you, [that moment] is enough to crack the sky.

MASTODON now announces they will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ‘Crack The Skye‘ album release by performing the album in its entirety on an upcoming U.S. tour this July. The trek will see MASTODON joining Buffalo, N.Y.’s EVERY TIME I DIE as both support another New York band, the proggy, psyche-rock COHEED AND CAMBRIA.

The tour will launch in Louisville, KY. on May 28th and run into the first week of July, wrapping in Irving, TX. on July 3rd. Tickets went on sale February 13th, and you will find the full itinerary below.

 


– The Unheavenly Skye Tour 2019 – Coheed And Cambria, Mastodon –

w/ Every Time I Die

May 28 – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater
May 29 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
May 31 – Atlanta, GA -Coca-Cola Roxy

Jun. 01 – Simpsonville, SC – CCNB Amphitheatre Heritage Park
Jun. 02 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
Jun. 04 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
Jun. 06 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Jun. 07 – New York, NY – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Jun. 08 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Jun. 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors
Jun. 11 – Detroit, MI – Lottery Amphitheatre Freedom Hill
Jun. 13 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs Stir Cove
Jun. 14 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion Northerly Island
Jun. 15 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Jun. 18 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Jun. 19 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Jun. 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair
Jun. 22 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor
Jun. 23 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds Moda Center
Jun. 25 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
Jun. 26 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park, Park at the Park
Jun. 28 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Jun. 29 – Los Angeles, – Greek Theatre
Jun. 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

Jul. 02 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Jul. 03 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

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