Mastodon playing shows with Judas Priest this fall – News

Mastodon playing shows with Judas Priest this fall

Mastodon are thrilled to announce they will hit the road in October and November for a fall North American tour with British metal icons Judas Priest, which kicks off on October 16th. In addition, THE MISSING LINK TOUR (a co-headline tour w/ Clutch plus support from Corrosion of Conformity) also continues its forward momentum with new dates. All confirmed tour dates are below. That’s a lot of “Mastodonian” live action for the masses!

Mastodon continues to ready new titles from their ongoing vinyl reissue series, which has already released stunning color vinyl pressings from their Reprise catalog to date: Crack the Skye (2009) on baby-blue vinyl and Blood Mountain (2006) on solid yellow and transparent green vinyl. The Hunter will be reborn in resplendent solid red vinyl. Their 2011 masterpiece drew critical accolades from the media:

“Any song that starts with a singer yelping “I burned out my eeeeeeyes” is automatically amazing. This beat has, like a thousand guitars, plus drumming so sick that even (an actual site) would be frightened.” – Rolling Stone

“Like a monster movie back for the sequel, Mastodon continues to evolve…It’s the sound of pure evil, and it is good.” – Entertainment Weekly

“Artistic integrity and incredible musicianship in crafting albums as seamless as any in the metal canon. They are without a doubt one of the most talented bands -if not the most-to arrive in the 21stcentury, and with ‘The Hunter’ we can additionally praise them for their versatility and ability to grow and evolve. Mastodon truly make complicated music seem effortless.” – Decibel Magazine

At this point, Mastodon’s “Asleep In The Deep,” (track from their  current album, ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN) video has garnered frenzied headlines and dazzled fans with its lysergically-laced, bizarre imagery as only one might expect from the twisted minds of Atlanta-based Special FX Guru, Shane Morton, and renowned American artist Skinner (cover artist for ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN) which recently debuted on Adult Swim.

*** indicates Mastodon w/ Judas Priest Tour dates:
**indicates Mastodon co-headline w/ Clutch & Corrosion of Conformity as part of THE MISSING LINK TOUR
* indicates Mastodon Headline

***Fri     Oct 16           Vina Robles Amphitheatre                 Paso Robles, CA
***Sat    Oct 17           The Pearl                                         Las Vegas, NV
* Sun     Oct 18           Ace of Spades                                 Sacramento, CA
***Tue    Oct 20          The Warfield                                     San Francisco,CA
***Wed   Oct 21          City National Civic                            San Jose, CA
***Thur   Oct 22          Senator Theatre                                 Chico, CA
Sat     Oct 24          KnotFest                                           San Bernardino, CA
***Mon   Oct 26          Rialto Theater                                   Tucson, AZ
**Wed    Oct 28          Austin Music Hall                              Austin, TX
**Thur    Oct 29          Gas Monkey Live                               Dallas, TX
**Fri       Oct 30          Bayou Music Center                           Houston, TX
*Sat       Oct 31          Civic Theater                                     New Orleans, LA   (w/ C.O.C.)
*Sun      Nov 1            Iron City                                           Birmingham, Al      (w/ C.O.C.)
***Tue    Nov 3           Peoria Civic Center Theatre                Peoria, IL
***Sat     Nov 6           The Paramount                                  Huntington, NJ
***Sat     Nov 7           Prudential Center                              Newark, NJ
***Tue    Nov 10          Scotiabank Centre                             Halifax, NS
***Thur   Nov 12          Air Canada Centre                            Toronto, ON

Additional Festival dates (Not part of Judas Priest or The Missing Link Tours):
Fri           Sep 25           Rio de Janeiro, BRA                           Rock in Rio Festival
Sun         Sep 27          Sao Paulo, BRA                                   Anhembi (outdoor)
Mon        Sep 28          Santiago, CHI                                      Comes Louder Festival
Sat           Dec 5           Reykjavik, ICE                                    Rokkjotnar Festival