Metal giants Opeth and Mastodon recently announced plans to join forces for a string of U.S. co-headlining tour dates later this year. Zeal & Ardor will open all shows, which you can see listed below.
Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt commented:
“Well, we’re about to start up the ole machine again after our longest (involuntary) break ever. We’ve kept rather silent during all this time. We haven’t done much press or public appearances. No streaming shows and of course, no ”real” shows. We’ve kept to ourselves, biding our time. Coming back to North America will be a treat, even if there are conflicting emotions. We’ve become used to being out of sight. But playing live is such an integral part of being in this band. We need to get back out there to see if we still have it in us. Stepping out on a stage after all this time will surely be a nerve-wrecking experience, but we count on you to help us out. We’ll be traveling with familiar faces however. Together with our friends in Mastodon. But also with new acquaintances, Zeal & Ardor. Going on tour during these times means serious restrictions of course. It will be strange in so many ways. But once we’re up there we trust the power of music will take over and make us feel secure. We collectively look forward to this (with a slight touch of pure fear).
To wrap this up: Won’t see you in the pub (unfortunately), but we sincerely hope to see you through the limelight. For us, this coming tour is already memorable. Odd!”
Mastodon said, “Get ready North America! We are hitting the road, Nov. 16th, with Opeth and Zeal & Ardor for our first tour since 2019!”
Opeth are getting ready to release their new effort titled ‘In Cauda Venenum (Connoisseur Edition)’ on November 19th; the release features a remastered version of their latest full-length album transferred to magnetic tape and cut directly to vinyl with three unreleased bonus tracks.
Meanwhile, Mastodon are prepping their new full-length offering dubbed ‘Hushed and Grim,’ which they plan to drop on October 29th through Reprise Records.
Nov 16 – Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena [TIX]
Nov 18 – Boston, MA – The Wang Theatre [TIX]
Nov 19 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre [TIX]
Nov 20 – New York City – Hammerstein Ballroom [TIX]
Nov 21 – Washington, DC – The Anthem [TIX]
Nov 23 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium [TIX]
Nov 24 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
Nov 26 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater [TIX]
Nov 27 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom [TIX]
Nov 28 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land [TIX]
Nov 30 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre [TIX]
Dec 01 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium [TIX]
Dec 02 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater [TIX]
Dec 04 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union
Dec 05 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
Artist photo by Jonas Åkerlund
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