Mastodon to Tour with Metalocalypse's Dethklok

August 5, 2009  |  8:30am
A Mastodon tour is cool enough on its own. The thunderous riffs and progged-out guitars of the Atlanta-based quartet should satisfy the appetite of the most insatiable long-tressed, spike-belt-wearing, potentially-wizard-beard-possessing metalhead. But the key with metal is that old saw "too much is never enough." Good thing the architects of Mastodon's upcoming tour understand that wisdom, because they've gilded the proverbial lily, painted it black, and set it on fire with pentatonic chords screaming in the background. Yes, that's right: Brendon Small and company will don the mantles of Metalocalypse's semi-fictional Dethklok to co-headline Mastodon's tour.

But wait, there's more! Joining these metalmen for their fall tour will be hardcore impresarios Converge (well-known for their legendary live shows) and power-metal outfit High on Fire. In a word, epic:

October
2 - Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
3 - Seattle, Wash @ WaMu Theater
4 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Orpheum Theatre
6 - Calgary, Alberta @ Big Four Building
7 - Edmonton, Alberta @ Shaw Conference Centre
9 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Great Saltair
10 - Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore Auditorium
12 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Uptown Theater
13 - St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
14 - Des Moines, Iowa @ Val Air Ballroom
16 - St. Paul, Minn. @ Myth
17 - Chicago, Ill. @ Aragon Ballroom
18 - Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Eagles Auditorium
20 - Columbus, Ohio @ LC Pavilion
21 - Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore Detroit
23 - Toronto, Ontario @ Sound Academy
24 - Buffalo, N.Y. @ The Fairgrounds
25 - Albany, N.Y. @ Armory
27 - Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
30 - New York, N.Y. @ Hammerstein Ballroom
31 - Washington, D.C. @ Patriot Center

November
1 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory
5 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
6 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. @ House of Blues
7 - Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
8 - Pompano Beach, Fla. @ Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
11 - Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues
12 - Houston, Texas @ Verizon Wireless Theater
13 - Austin, Texas @ Austin City Music Hall
14 - Tulsa, Okla. @ Brady Theater
16 - Las Cruces, N.M. @ Pan American Center
17 - Mesa, Ariz. @ Mesa Amphitheater
18 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ House of Blues
19 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Palladium

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