Never underestimate the endurance of Mastodon.
After 11 months of touring in 2009 -- including a run opening for Metallica in Europe and a stateside trek with Deathklok as part of the Adult Swim Presents tour -- the Atlanta-bred progressive metal band have announced a new 37-date spring tour of North America.
The trek -- launched in continuing support of Mastodon's SPIN-approved 2009 release Crack The Sky -- kicks off on April 16 in Charleston, SC, and wraps up in Lexington, KY, on May 22. Fellow metal bands Baroness, Valiant Thorr, and Between The Buried And Me will support on select dates.
Tickets for all concerts go on sale Feb. 12, with certain presale tickets available on Feb. 11. Check out the complete tour itinerary below.
In related news, Mastodon have recorded the soundtrack for Jonah Hex, an upcoming film adaptation of the comic book series starring sexpot actress Megan Fox. Bassist Troy Sanders described the band's new music in an interview in late '09: "A lot of it was spacey, Melvins B-sides, Pink Floyd-like, surreal outer space, like Neil Young's Dead Man. Swirling, nausea music," he said.
Jonah Hex hits theatres in June.
Mastodon tour dates:
4/16, Charleston, SC (Music Farm)
4/17, Raleigh, NC (Lincoln Theatres)
4/18, Richmond, VA (The National)
4/20, Baltimore, MD (Rams Head)
4/21, Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom)
4/22, Hartford, CT (Webster)
4/23, Worcester, MA (Palladium)
4/24, Burlington, VT (Higher Ground)
4/26, Pittsburgh, PA (Palace Theater)
4/27, Rochester, NY (Water Street)
4/29, Grand Rapids, MI (Orbit Room)
4/30, Indianapolis, IN (Vogue)
5/1, Columbia, MO (Blue Note)
5/3, Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theater)
5/4, Tucson, AZ (Rialto Theater)
5/5, San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
5/7, Pomona, CA (Fox Theater)
5/8, Oakland, CA (Venue TBA)
5/9, Reno, NV (Knitting Factory)
5/10, Eugene, OR (McDonald Theater)
5/11, Spokane, WA (Knitting Factory)
5/13, Billings, MT (The Shrine)
5/14, Fargo, ND (The Venue)
5/15, Omaha, NE (Sokol Hall)
5/16, Lawrence, KS (Liberty Hall)
5/18, Madison, WI (Orpheum)
5/19, Urbana, IL (Canopy Club)
5/20, Memphis, TN (Minglewood)
5/21, Knoxville, TN (Valarium)
5/22, Lexington, KY (Busters)