Dinosaur Jr. and Mastodon Announce Joint Tour

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Dinosaur Jr. and Mastodon Announce Joint Tour

Heavy rock quartet Mastodon have announced a North American co-headlining tour with alt-rock greats Dinosaur Jr.

Mastodon, who are also set to begin a co-headlining with tour with Primus in May, will join Dinosaur Jr. on tour in September. The 13-date tour includes several Canadian dates, as well as shows in Cleveland, Milwaukee, Ft. Wayne, Grand Rapids and other U.S. cities. Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr.’s fan club ticket pre-sale begins May 1 at 10 a.m. local time, while the Blabbermouth.net pre-sale begins May 2 at 10 a.m. local time. Pre-sale for all local markets begins May 3, at 10 a.m. local time and general tickets go on sale May 4 at 10 a.m. local time.

Mastodon said of the tour, “We are so stoked to be doing a proper Canadian and far North American cities tour with the legendary Dinosaur Jr. We’ve been talking about it for years and it’s finally happening!! We hope to see you there!!”

Mastodon recently released an animated video for “Clandestiny,” a track from their 2017 album Emperor Of Sand. The dark, dystopian video was directed, produced, animated and edited by Ariel Costa, who’s also made videos for Led Zeppelin and Green Day. The band’s latest release came in the form of last year’s four-song EP, Cold Dark Place, which compiled previously unreleased tracks and songs from the Emperor of Sand sessions.

As for Dinosaur Jr., they just put out a new single, “Hold Unknown,” in February for Adult Swim’s Singles Program. The single was the band’s first new music since 2016’s Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not.

Check out Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr.’s upcoming tour dates below.

Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr. Tour Dates:

01 – Edmonton, Alberta, @ North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
02 – Calgary, Alberta @ Grey Eagle Centre
04 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ O’Brians Event Centre
06 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Burton Cummings Theatre
07 – Duluth, Minn. @ Duluth Heritage Center
08 – Sioux City, Iowa @ Anthem at Hard Rock Casino
11 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Eagles Ballroom
12 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Theatre
14 – Ft. Wayne, Ind. @ Clyde Theatre
15 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live
16 – London Ontario @ London Concert Theatre
17 – Kitchener, Ontario @ Elements
19 – Hamilton, Ontario @ First Ontario Concert Hall