Mastodon has unveiled a three-week North American tour in support of its latest Reprise album, "Blood Mountain."
Mastodon has unveiled a three-week North American tour in support of its latest Reprise album, "Blood Mountain." The metal-leaning quartet will be joined by Priestess and Converge on the trek, which begins Jan. 26 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and wraps Feb. 18 in Norfolk, Va.
"[Touring], I feel, is what got us signed," drummer Brann Dailor told Billboard.com in a recent interview. "But we're really aggressive about it and sometimes it can get to us. Sometimes I sink into a depression on tour because it's no place to be when big stuff happens, like if your dog dies or something. You're in your tour bubble. So it'd be nice to keep finding way to adjust to it."
"Blood Mountain" has earned the band its best chart action to date; it debuted at No. 32 on The Billboard 200 in September and No. 15 on the Top Rock Albums tally. Mastodon is currently on the road with Tool in Europe through Dec. 16.
Here are Mastodon's tour dates:
Jan 26: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Culture Room)
Jan 27: Orlando, Fla. (House of Blues)
Jan 28: St. Petersburg, Fla. (Jannus Landing)
Jan 29: Tallahassee, Fla. (Beta Bar)
Jan 31: Athens, Ga. (40 Watt Club)
Feb 1: Knoxville, Tenn. (Blue Cat's)
Feb 2: Nashville (Rocketown)
Feb 3: St. Louis, Mo. (Pop's)
Feb 5: Minneapolis (First Ave.)
Feb 7: Grand Rapids, Mich. (The Orbit Room)
Feb 8: Columbus, Ohio (Newport Music Hall)
Feb 9: Pittsburgh (Rex Theater)
Feb 10: Sayreville, N.J. (Starland Ballroom)
Feb 11: Providence, R.I. (Lupo's)
Feb 13: Allentown, Penn. (Crocodile Rock)
Feb 14: Rochester, N.Y. ( Water Street Music Hall)
Feb 15: Albany, N.Y. (Northern Lights)
Feb 16: New Haven, Conn. (Toad's Place)
Feb 17: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Feb 18: Norfolk, Va. (NorVa)