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Scott Kelly Of Neurosis To Join Mastodon On stage

Internationally celebrated heavy rock icons Mastodon announce a run of European headline dates, kicking off in Berlin, Germany on November 10. The tour also includes dates in Austria, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Spain, and France, with support from Red Fang and Russian Circles. Fans will also be treated to a guest appearance by longtime friend and collaborator Scott Kelly of Neurosis, who will join the band onstage as part of a special set list. The band will then return to the UK for a full tour, culminating in a date at London’s legendary Brixton Academy on December 10.


Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at This will be a special tour, because not only does it mark the band’s first European headline tour since 2015, but it will also be the first time Scott Kelly has joined the band for a full run of dates. Kelly has lent guest vocals on several Mastodon songs throughout the band’s career, featuring on every album since 2004’s Leviathan (“Aqua Dementia”), Blood Mountain‘s ‘Crystal Skull’, the title track from Crack The Skye, and on “Spectrelight,” “Diamond In The Witch House” and “Scorpion Breath” from The Hunter, Once More ‘Round The Sun and Emperor Of Sand respectively.
Mastodon’s eight studio album Emperor of Sand was released in April and entered Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart at the #1 position, making this not only the best-selling album that week over all other entries, but also the band’s biggest sales debut in their history. Emperor of Sand debuted at the #7 position on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and marked the band’s third consecutive album to enter into the Billboard Top Ten, including Once More ‘Round the Sun (2014) and The Hunter (2011). Emperor Of Sand also gave the band the biggest international debut of their career with first week chart position highs in multiple countries, reaching the Top 10 in Canada (#2), Australia (#3), Finland (#4), Sweden (#5), Norway (#6), Ireland (#7), and New Zealand (#9).
“Mastodon NAIL it”- NME ****
“Atlanta metallers’ impressive elegiac eighth LP”- MOJO ****
“Mastodon are one of our generation’s greatest rock bands”- Classic Rock ****½
“Being alive is the one thing we all have in common, but it takes a band as special as Mastodon to put life into perspective”- Metal Hammer 9/10
**** – Q Magazine
“The band maintain their impeccable standards for muscular riffage and structural sophistication”
– Uncut 8/10


November 10                Huxley                          Berlin, Germany*+
November 11                Progresja                     Warsaw, Poland*+
November 13                Gasometer                   Vienna, Austria*
November 14                Herford-X                     Herford, Germany*
November 15                AB                                Brussels, Belgium*
November 17                Melkweg                       Amsterdam, Holland*
November 19                Munchenbrewery          Stockholm, Sweden*
November 20                Sentrum Scene             Oslo, Norway*
November 22                Vega Main Hall             Copenhagen, Denmark*
November 23                Haus Auense                Leipzig, Germany*
November 24                Lucerna Music Bar        Prague, Czech Republic*
November 25                Tonhalle                       Munich, Germany*
November 27                Live Club                      Milan, Italy*
November 28                Komplex                       Zurich, Switzerland*
November 29                Elysee Montmatre         Paris, France*
November 30                Rockhall Club               Luxembourg *
* indicates dates with Scott Kelly of Neurosis
+ indicates dates with Mastodon and Russian Circles only
December 2                  Great Hall                     Cardiff, Wales
December 4                  Civic Hall                      Wolverhampton, England
December 5                  Rock City                     Nottingham, England
December 6                  Northumbria Uni            Newcastle, England
December 7                  Barrowland                   Glasgow, Scotland
December 9                  Manchester Academy   Manchester, England
December 10                Brixton Academy          London, England
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