Mastodon Announce Tour With Gojira, Kvelertak; Ex-Mars Volta Keyboardist to Appear on New Album

The tour you hoped will happen is now a reality, details inside.

Mastodon Announce Tour With Gojira, Kvelertak; Ex-Mars Volta Keyboardist to Appear on New Album
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As rumors of Mastodon, Gojira and Kvelertak tour had the metal community tingling with anticipation, anĀ official release has now confirmed a 13-date US trek featuring the three esteemed acts.

Scheduled to kick off on April 29 in Portland, Oregon, the tour will stretch until the final May 18 show in Columbus, Ohio. Full itinerary below.

Meanwhile, Mastodon have confirmed further progress with the new album, announcing former Mars Volta keyboardist Ikey Owens as the new special guest. "Jammin' some tunes!" guitarist Brent Hinds said via Instagram, along with an attached image.

According to previous reports, Valient Himself also made a guest appearance on the album, while the record itself is almost ready to hit the shelves. "Getting close," the band briefly stated.

Mastodon, Gojira, Kveletrak US Tour 2014

04/29 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
05/01 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
05/02 Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theater
05/03 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
05/07 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
05/08 Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theater
05/09 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
05/12 Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
05/13 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
05/15 New York, NY - Terminal 5
05/16 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
05/17 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
05/18 Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range




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    kcmoon5150
    Mastadon, Mars Volta.... UGasm
    travislausch
    Didn't another one of TMV's keyboardists play on either Leviathan or Blood Mountain?
    tonello
    Blood Mountain and it was Ikey Owens. He's probably really good friends with them. (Maybe he'll become a full time member. That would be cool).
    Mr Winters
    Yo guys Europe exists too ;_;
    vppark2
    Hey! You guys usually always get a bunch of other great tours that we dont get!
    JSmith38
    true that. Mastodon toured with The Ocean in Europe last year.I just hope this tour extends beyond rock on the range. would love to see Mastodon and Gojira.
    jamie_hough
    I truly hope this finds its way to Europe, specifically the UK (for my own selfish reasons). As 2 of the 3 bands are European youd think so, but I'm beginning to suspect it might not happen if both mastodon & gojira will be finishing off records for release this year. Fingers crossed!
    ibanez124
    Saw Mastodon before in Baltimore, and they played Crack the Skye in it's entirety . . . amazing. Can't wait to see what they do in Philly!
    Brandon1993
    My gf mentioned this to me last night. REALLY wanna go see em. So hopefully I'll have money and can get a ticket for the Chicago show.
    Brandon1993
    This'd also be the 4th time shes seen Gojira and the 2nd time shes seen Mastodon if shes able to go. We're also making plans on seeing Ghost together in April.
    metalhead983877
    Why the hell did you get downvoted?
    jamie_hough
    Because you know that friend you have that wont shut up about his girlfriend, trying to convince you how awesome she is and likes all the same stuff you do - that dude turned into UG's version for a moment there...
    Oraznatac
    The fragmentation of the Mars Volra has ushered in an era of collaboration that brings my eyes to tears. In a good way.
    ETID666
    See gojira...although when i read it it sounded like I can't wait to gojira in my pants
    BoobuleeGroovin
    FUCKING AWESOME! Love Mastodon and Kvelertak are some raw ass ****ing jams missed their show a couple months ago. Not missing this!
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    Missed them when they were with Opeth and Ghost cause I had an exam, I really hope they come around again.
    SuperSlonik
    hmm, both Mastodon and Gojira FB pages say tour kicks off on Apr 28th in Seattle. Does anyone know if it's actually happening?