Advertisement

Mastodon takes Crack The Skye on the road…literally.

placeholder image
Advertisement
Advertisement

As if the anticipation leading up to Mastodon‘s new album, Crack The Skye, wasn’t big enough, now comes word of a tour that looks to be equally captivating. Shortly after the release of fourth full-length endeavor (March 24th), the Atlanta metal head will embark on an extensive North American tour where they will Crack The Skye literally everywhere. Don’t believe me? Take Bill Kelliher’s word for it.

In a recent interview with Billboard, the Mastodon guitarist revealed that the band will play Crack The Skye on each night of the upcoming tour, noting, “there’s something about [the album] where it would be weird to leave a song out.” The performances will also reportedly be accompanied by an extensive and “stimulating” stage setup, highlighted by a short movie which “Kelliher predicts will be Mastodon’s version of ‘The Wall.'”

Pre-sale tickets for the North American tour, which will feature Kylesa and Intronaut in support, will go on sale beginning Wednesday, March 4th. Mastodon also has plans to head to Europe this summer, where the band will split its time between opening for Metallica and music festivals.

Mastodon 2009 Tour Dates:
04/10 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theater *^
04/11 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues *^
04/13 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater *^
04/14 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre *^
04/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Martini Ranch *^
04/18 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *^
04/21 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre *^
04/22 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos *^
04/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *^
04/24 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom *^
04/25 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Ballroom *^
04/26 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Odeon *^
04/28 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick *^
04/30 – Chicago, IL @ Metro *^
05/01 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom *^
05/02 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *^
05/04 – Montreal, QC @ Le National *^
05/05 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House *^
05/07 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *^
05/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts *^
05/09 – New York, NY @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza *^
05/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *^
05/12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *^
05/13 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *^
05/14 – Ashville, NC @ Orange Peel *^
05/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage *^
06/14 – Helsinki, FI @ Hartwall Arena #
06/15 – Helsinki, FI @ Hartwall Arena #
06/17 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum #
06/19 – Nickeldorf, AS @ Novarock Festival
06/20 – Nijmegen, NL @ Sonisphere Festival
06/22 – Milan, IT @ Datch Forum #
06/24 – Rome, IT @ Palaottomatica #
07/04 – Hockenheim, DE @ Sonisphere Festival
07/05 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/11 – Barcelona, ES @ Sonisphere Festival
07/13 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio de Desportes #
07/14 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio de Desportes #
07/16 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion #
07/18 – Hultsfred, SE @ Sonisphere Festival
07/20 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhagen Forum #
07/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhagen Forum #
07/23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhagen Forum #
07/25 – Pori, FI @ Sonisphere Festival
07/27 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhagen Forum #
07/28 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhagen Forum #
08/02 – Stevange, UK @ Sonisphere Festival

* = w/ Kylesa
^ = w/ Intronaut
# = w/ Metallica

Advertisement