Mastodon announces Crack The Skye North American tour

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In what may be the only connection between the two bands ever witnessed (besides beards and the fact that they share a label) Mastodon will be taking a page from Built to Spill's book and perform Crack The Skye in its entirety at each show on this tour. (Actually, the more we think about it, a Mastodon/Built to Spill collaboration sounds kinda awesome. Maybe a split 7"? Get on it, Warner Brothers!)

Pre-sale tickets went on sale yesterday (March 3) at the Mastodon and Crack The Skye websites,  and general ticket sales begin March 7. The ticket pre-sale password is "CracktheSkye". Psych-sludge impresarios Kylesa (whose hotly-anticipated Static Tensions LP is coming out March 17) and prog-metalheads Intronaut will be joining up with Mastodon for the trek, which is geared towards smaller venues to provide fans with the up-close experience:

April
10 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Workplay Theater
11 - New Orleans, La. @ House of Blues
13 - Lawrence, Kan. @ Granada Theater
14 - Boulder, Colo. @ Fox Theater
16 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Martini Ranch
18 - Indio, Calif. @ Coachella
19 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall
21 - Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theater
22 - Seattle, Wash. @ Neumo's
23 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Commodore Ballroom
24 - Calgary, Ala. @ MacEwen Ballroom
25 - Edmonton, Ala. @ Starlite Ballroom
26 - Saskatoon, Sas. @ The Odeon
28 - Winnipeg, Man. @ The Garrick
29 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line Music Hall
30 - Chicago, Ill. @ Metro

May
1 - Pontiac, Mich. @ Crofoot Ballroom
2 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom
4 - Montreal, Que. @ Le National
5 - Toronto, Ont. @ Opera House
7 - Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
8 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theater of Living Arts
9 - New York, N.Y. @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza
10 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
13 - Carbarro, N.C. @ Cat's Cradle
14 - Asheville, N.C. @ Orange Peel
15 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Center Stage

Crack The Skye is out March 24 on Reprise Records.

Related links:
Catching Up With... Mastodon
MastodonRocks.com
YouTube: Mastodon - "Blood and Thunder"

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