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Mastodon & Opeth Announce Co-Headline Spring Tour With Special Guests Ghost

New Single -- "Dry Bone Valley" -- Impacts Radio Feb. 14th (January 31, 2012)

BURBANK, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/12 -- Grammy nominees Mastodon have announced that they will hit the road for a spring North American tour in support of their current album The Hunter, which was released by Reprise Records in September. The tour kicks off on April 4th in Portland, ME, and visits more than 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up with a hometown show at Atlanta's Masquerade Music Park on May 12th. These shows will feature an amazing night of powerful music featuring a dream bill with Swedish metal band Opeth as co-headliners, with special guest Ghost providing support on all dates. Collectively Mastodon has stated: "We're excited to co-headline this tour with Opeth for whom we have great respect and admiration. Having Ghost along as well will make this tour a special event." Tickets go on sale February 3rd and 4th. Visit www.mastodonrocks.com for details. There will be a Fan Presale scheduled to begin at 3pm local venue time on Wednesday, February 1st available only at www.mastodonrocks.com

Mastodon have recently posted a very special video for their new single "Dry Bone Valley," created by noted fine artist Tim Biskup, a long-time friend who has amassed a cadre of loyal fans and collectors of his painting and sculpture. Watch the new video here.

"Dry Bone Valley" is the second single from Mastodon's critically acclaimed album The Hunter, which found its way onto several Year End/Best Of critics' lists, including those compiled by Rolling Stone, Spin, Revolver, Decibel and many more.

Released on September 27th, The Hunter entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in the Top 10. The first single, "Curl of the Burl," has been nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance." Radio play for the track brought even Mastodon to the attention of the mainstream masses by rocketing into the Top 15 of the Billboard charts resulting in their greatest radio presence to date. By comparison, "Dry Bone Valley" is already accelerating with more immediate impact on radio waves. The press also continues to pledge their commitment:


"Mastodon exists as one of the most crucial and challenging acts working today." - The Los Angeles Times

"Zeus be praised! Mastodon streamlined their molten thrash into a taut thwump that doesn't pull back one bit on their natural complexity of innate weirdness." - Rolling Stone's Best of 2011

Mastodon is currently immersed in an extensive tour of Europe and Australia. At the conclusion of the tour, Mastodon will fly directly to Los Angeles to attend the Grammys as "Curl Of The Burl" has captured a nomination for "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance." Have a look at the official video for "Curl Of The Burl" here. The 54th Grammy Awards Show will take place in Los Angeles on February 12th and be broadcast on CBS stations.

Tour dates as follows:
(M)
Indicates Mastodon closes the show
(O) Indicates Opeth closes the show

04/04 Portland, ME State Theater (M) 04/05 Boston, MA Orpheum Theater (O) 04/06 Montreal, QC Metropolis (O) 04/07 Toronto, ON Sony Centre (O) 04/09 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (M) 04/10 Wallingford, CT The Dome (M) 04/11 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom (M) 04/13 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre (M) 04/14 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection (M) 04/15 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE (M) 04/16 Knoxville, TN TN Theater (O) 04/18 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom (M) 04/19 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom (O) 04/20 San Antonio, TX Back Stage Live (O) 04/21 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street (O) 04/23 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium (O) 04/25 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues (M) 04/26 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre (O) 04/27 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre (O) 04/28 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort (M) 04/30 Seattle, WA The Paramount (O) 05/01 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre (O) 05/03 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center (O) 05/04 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall (M) 05/05 Saskatoon, SK The Odeon (O) 05/06 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre (O) 05/09 Washington, DC The Fillmore (O) 05/10 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore (M) 05/11 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues (M) 05/12 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park (M)

More Mastodon information to be announced soon

MASTODON:
Troy Sanders -- Bass Guitar / Vocals
Brent Hinds -- Guitars / Vocals
Bill Kelliher -- Guitars
Brann Dailor -- Drums / Vocals

For information, merch and so much more visit: www.mastodonrocks.com

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For further information on MASTODON contact Warner Bros. Records Publicity:

National:
Rick Gershon
818-953-3473
rick.gershon@wbr.com

Regional:
Mallory Jackson
818-953-3787
mallory.jackson@wbr.com

For more information on OPETH contact Roadrunner Records Publicity:
Amy Sciarretto
amy@roadrunnerrecords.com


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