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Tour Updates: Tortoise, Mastodon

Instrumental indie rockers Tortoise have announced a 12-date North American outing, kicking off June 14 at Columbus, OH’s Wexner Center, Pitchfork reports. From there, the Chicago-based five-piece will weave through the heartland and up the West Coast, where they will stop for two gigs in San Francisco June 22-23. Next, Tortoise will descend on their hometown, then perform in Toronto and Boston, and finally wrap in New York City July 8.

Tortoise tour dates:

6/14, Columbus, OH (Wexner Center)
6/15, Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo)
6/16, Lawrence, KS (Granada Theatre) *
6/18, Denver, CO (Bluebird Theatre)
6/20, Phoenix, AZ (Rhythm Room)
6/22, San Francisco, CA (Independent)
6/23, San Francisco, CA (Independent)
6/26, Seattle, WA (Neumos)
7/1, Chicago, IL (Metro)
7/3, Toronto, Ontario (Lee’s Palace)
7/5, Boston, MA (Museum of Fine Art)
7/8, New York, NY (Webster Hall) #

(* w/ Hot Chip) (# w/ Kieren Hebden, Steve Reid)

Progressive hardcore outfit Mastodon have confirmed a March tour of intimate clubs across the Midwest and West Coast. The 9-date tour will commence March 17 in Austin, TX and lead the Atlanta-bred quartet north through Middle America, with stops in cities like San Antonio, Oklahoma City, and Colorado Springs. From there, Mastodon will perform in Washington State outposts Seattle and Spokane before wrapping March 28 in Portland, OR.

Mastodon tour dates:

3/17, Austin, TX (Auditorium Shores)
3/19, San Antonio, TX (White Rabbit)
3/20, Oklahoma City, OK (Diamond Ballroom)
3/21, Columbia, MO (Blue Note)
3/23, Colorado Springs, CO (Black Sheep)
3/24, Salt Lake City, UT (Avalon)
3/26, Seattle, WA, (El Corazon)
3/27, Spokane, WA (Big Easy)
3/28, Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theatre)

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On the Web:
Tortoise’s webpage

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