Mastodon's Bill Kelliher Offering Guitar Lessons to Five Fans in Each City on Band's Upcoming Tour

Band rocking the States with Gojira and Kveletrak, guitar lessons are like a cherry on top.

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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 -," 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

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    The people who end up going to these things are always over weight women who are obsessed with the band and have never picked up a guitar before.
    hahahahaa couldn't be more true, hahahahe there is a metallica one I remember seeing a while back that was exactly this.
    FYI to all interested in this: I emailed to sign up for one of these, and what he/they/whoever failed to mention is that it cost $100. Just so you know, it isn't a free hang-out deal. You have to pay for it.
    No shit you have to pay for it. Not like he's gonna go "you know who I haven't hung with out in a long time? Freels!"
    Just passing along the details of it, man. Thanks for the smart-ass reply, was actually kinda funny.