Mastodon to Crack Skyes on Tour With Baroness This Spring

February 9, 2010  |  3:27pm

Extinct, they ain’t. Sure, the ATLien metalmen of Mastodon may bear the name of that most hoary of prehistoric mammals, but record snowfalls or freezing temperatures can’t slow their thunderous pace. Their 2009 LP Crack the Skye appeared on just about every year-end list last year (including ours). Then, we found out the guys would be contributing music to the upcoming flick Jonah Hex—as in, the whole score. What, then, to do with a few spare moments of free time? A mammoth worldwide tour sounds about par for the course.

For the legions of the beast-sign-throwing faithful already grooming their wizard beards and dusting off their Rust in Peace t-shirts for the occasion, Mastodon will be selling a tour-only vinyl version of Crack the Skye at every show. And in honor of our favorite holiday, Record Store Day, they’ll be releasing a limited-edition vinyl edition of their magnum opus Blood Mountain.

Dates:

February
12 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena
13 – Munich, Germany @ Backstage
14 – Cologne, Germany @ Essigfabrik15
16 – Wolverhampton, U.K. @ Wulfrun
17 – Bristol, U.K. @ Academy
19 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Barrowland
20 – Manchester, U.K. @ Academy
21 – Newcastle, U.K. @ Academy
23 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Rock City
24 – London, U.K. @ Roundhouse

March
01 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ Estadio Tres de Marzo
03 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Estadio Universitario
05 – Guatemala City, Guatemala @ Estadio Mateo Flores *
07 – San Jose, Costa Rica @ Saprissa Stadium *
08 – Panama City, Panama @ Plaza Figal *
12 – Caracas, Venezuela @ La Rinconada *

April
16 – Charleston, S.C. @ Music Farm ^
17 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Lincoln Theater ^
18 – Richmond, Va. @ The National ^
20 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head ^
21 – Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom ^
22 – Hartford, Conn. @ Webster ^
23 – Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium ^
24 – Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground ^
26 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Palace Theater ^
27 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Water Street ^
29 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Orbit Room ^
30 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Vogue ^

May
01 – Columbia, Mo. @ Blue Note ^
03 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater ^
04 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto ^
05 – San Diego, Calif. @ House Of Blues ^
07 – Pomona, Calif. @ Fox ^
08 – Oakland, Calif. @ TBA ^
09 – Reno, Nev. @ Knitting Factory ^
10 – Eugene, Ore. @ McDonald Theater ^
11 – Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory ^
13 – Billings, Mont. @ The Shrine ^
14 – Fargo, N.D. @ The Venue ^
15 – Omaha, Neb. @ Sokol Hall ^
16 – Lawrence, Kan. @ Liberty Hall ^
18 – Madison, Wisc. @ Orpheum ^
19 – Urbana, Ill. @ Canopy Club ^
20 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Minglewood ^
21 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ Valarium ^
22 – Lexington, Ky. @ Busters ^

  • = w/ Metallica
    ^ = w/ Between the Buried and Me, Baroness and Valient Thorr

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