As Mastodon have announced another epic US tour with Gojira and Kveletrak, guitarist Bill Kelliher added a cherry on top, confirming he'll be giving guitar lessons to five fans on each of the trek's stops.
"Bill Kelliher will be offering a one-hour guitar lesson/hand to five people on each of the tour dates below at the venue from 12 noon to 1 PM. Please email me if you are interested - firstname.lastname@example.org," the Facebook announcement reads.
The band is currently busy promoting their latest studio effort "Once More 'Round the Sun," with a series of global concert dates stretching from this month through mid-December. Details and ticket info here.
During a recent Reddit AMA session, drummer Brann Dailor discussed the band's new approach and vibe, confessing that he understands fans who bash it. "I understand the stance," he said. "I feel that way towards some bands. Especially when an artists career is long. People gravitate to specific albums.
"But, being in a band you have a different take. You can't be too concerned with the outside world. If we appease the fans of our earlier albums and made a record that sound like them and the fans hated it, we'd be frauds. It wouldn't be rewarding for anyone," the drummer added.
Back to the US tour and Bill's guitar lessons, check out the full itinerary below.
Mastodon, Gojira, Kveletrak US Tour 2014
October 15 - Boise, ID - Revolution
October 16 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra
October 17 - Pomona, CA - Fox
October 18 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee
October 20 - Austin, TX - Stubbs
October 21 - Dallas, TX - South Side
October 22 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown
October 24 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore
October 28 - Portland, ME - State Theater
October 29 - Montreal, QС - Metropolis
October 30 - Providence, RI - Lupos
October 31 - Long Island, NY - Paramount Theater
November 1 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland
November 2 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman
November 4 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
November 5 - Knoxville, TN - The InternationalNovember 6 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music WorksNovember 7 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle