Mastodon and Opeth announce co-headlining tour

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 6:46 AM (PST)

Mastodon have just announced a co-headlining North American tour with Swedish death metal gurus Opeth. But wait, there’s more.  Swedish doom metal band Ghost will be the supporting band on all dates.  These bands all put on amazing shows and the chance to see them together is not something I would want to pass up.

The bands have decided to call this The Heritage Hunter Tour as it is in support of Opeth’s most recent album Heritage and Mastodon’s most recent, The Hunter.

Click here for personal statements from the bands about the tour and a list of dates.

Mastadon collectively had this to say about the tour:

“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.”

Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt stated:

“We’re touring North America together with Mastodon soon. Nice! One of the very few metal bands of today that I genuinely like. Good people too! Ghost are coming with us as well, and they are one of the hottest new bands to come out of Sweden in recent years, and I dig them too. I sound like an old fart, don’t I? Well, I am.  Yet, am I right in thinking that this tour, this line up, is pretty decent? Would you all agree? Not complete s—, is it? Hope to see y’all out there! What are we playing? Not sure yet, but considering the company, maybe we’ll have to pull out the big guns from time to time. In order to keep up, I mean.”

The Heritage Hunter Tour dates:

4/4/2012 State Theatre Portland, ME

4/5/2012 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA

4/6/2012 Metropolis Montreal, QC Canada

4/7/2012 Sony Center Toronto, ONT Canada

4/9/2012 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA

4/10/2012 Wallingford, CT

4/11/2012 Roseland Ballroom New York, NY

4/13/2012 Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL

4/14/2012 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI

4/15/2012 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA

4/16/2012 Tennessee Theatre Knoxville, TN

4/18/2012 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK

4/19/2012 Palladium Ballroom Dallas, TX

4/20/2012 Backstage Live San Antonio, TX

4/21/2012 Concrete Street Amphitheatre Corpus Christi, TX

4/23/2012 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO

4/25/2012 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV

4/26/2012 Gibson Amphitheatre @ Universal City Walk Universal City, CA

4/27/2012 Fox Theatre Oakland, CA

4/28/2012 Grand Sierra Theatre Reno, NV

4/30/2012 Paramount Theater Seattle, WA

5/1/2012 Orpheum Vancouver, BC Canada

5/3/2012 Edmonton Events Centre Edmonton, ALB Canada

5/4/2012 MacEwan Hall Calgary, ALB Canada

5/5/2012 Odeon, The Saskatoon, SAS Canada

5/6/2012 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MAN Canada

5/9/2012 The Fillmore – Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD

5/10/2012 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC

5/11/2012 House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

5/12/2012 Masquerade Atlanta, GA

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