Mastodon and Opeth have joined forces for a 15-date US tour later this year, which will be supported by Swiss avant-garde metallers Zeal & Ardor.
The Mastodon tour will see them perform at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, NC from November 16-19th and then again on December 5th at Mission Ballroom in Denver CO before they wrap up their North American trek.
The new double-disc album from the Atlanta metallers will be their first since 2017’s Emperor of Sand. The guitarist Bill Kelliher says this record is “the biggest sounding” one they’ve created, and it comes with no surprise to me because his tone always sounds like he means business.
“We were all just going in with an open mind,” he told Talking Metal earlier this year. “The result is amazing, it’s the fullest sound we’ve produced so far.” Check out the video for album-opener Pushing The Tides below.
The band will be releasing their new album in March, but before that, they’ll be touring with Architects and motionless In White. Tour dates for this year are still unknown as of now; however, it’s likely you’ll hear some songs live from Zeal & Ardor’s upcoming record at one point or another during these performances.
Pre-sale tickets for the tour are available from today (September 15) at 10 am local time – and general on sale begins Friday, September 17. For a full list of dates, visit our website.
Mastodon, And Opeth tour dates 2021
11/16 – Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena
11/18 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theater
11/19 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
11/20 – New York City @ Hammerstein Ballroom
11/21 – Washington, DC @ Anthem
11/23 – Nashville, TN @ The Ryman Auditorium
11/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
11/26 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live
11/27 – Dallas, TX @ Southside Music Hall
11/28 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugarland
11/30 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheater
12/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
12/02 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
12/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Union
12/05 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
Mastodon and Opeth have announced a joint tour in 2021. The band has been teasing this tour for the past few weeks, releasing various clips of their rehearsals on social media. This is going to be one of the most anticipated tours of next year.
The bands are both symphonic death metal groups that have been around since the 1990s. Mastodon broke into mainstream success with their 2002 album “Remission,” while Opeth’s breakthrough came in 1993 with their album “Orchid.” Both bands were nominated for Grammy Awards in 2011 and 2012 respectively but failed to take home an award. These two heavyweights will be coming together for a 15-city North American