Watch Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Join Gojira Onstage At Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival

During their May 18 set at the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival in Columbus, OH, Gojira were joined onstage by Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe. You can see footage of them performing “Backbone” below. As previously reported, guitarist Christian Andreu also ended up getting burned in the face by pyro during the set.

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Gojira Guitarist Christian Andreu Finishes Show After Getting Burned In The Face By Pyro

During Gojira’s May 18 set at the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival in Columbus, OH, guitarist Christian Andreu ended up getting burned in the face by pyro. According to Loudwire, the incident occurred after a gust of wind blew the flames into his face. You can see footage of that below. Andreu left the stage for several minutes before returning to finish the set, while taking breaks in between songs to throw water on his face.

Mario Duplantier Says Gojira Are “Working Very Hard” On Their New Album

During a recent interview with KBear 101, Mario Duplantier offered a bit of an update on the new Gojira album. According to him, the band have been “working very hard on the new stuff” and they are “super proud of it.”

Duplantier said the following:

“It’s going well. I cannot give too much details because we still have to be on the same page with all the partners, and we have to give a collective [release] date and et cetera. But I can tell you that, yeah, we are working very hard on the new stuff. Work is in progress, and we are very, very, very happy and super proud of it. We just can’t wait to give you more details.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Gojira Announce Headlining U.S. Dates

Gojira have announced a few headlining shows around their tour with Slipknot, Volbeat, and Behemoth. Here’s the dates:

07/29 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
08/02 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
08/09 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

Rolo Tomassi & Black Peaks Added To Gojira’s UK Dates

Gojira have announced that Rolo Tomassi and Black Peaks will be joining them during their UK shows. Here’s the dates:

06/29 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
06/30 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
07/01 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo

Slipknot, Korn, Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Etc. Tours Set For 2019 “Ticket To Rock” Promotion

A number of high profile summer tours have been revealed as part of the annual “Ticket To Rock” promotion, which gives fans the opportunity to purchase tickets to various shows at discounted prices. Tours that will be part of the deal include a Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth tour, a Korn, Alice In Chains, and Underoath tour, and a Breaking Benjamin and Chevelle tour. Slayer and Shinedown tours will also be part of the promotion in select cities.

Here’s the participating venues (three show packages for $59 unless otherwise noted):

Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater*
Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre
Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion^
Dallas, TX@ Dos Equis Pavilion*
Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
Holmdel, NJ @ PNC BANK Arts Center*
Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center*
Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion*
Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion*
Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage & RBC Echo Beach+
Virginia Beach, VA @ Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater*
Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

* Four show package
+ Four show package will be available for $100
^ Five show package will be available for $93

Head to livenationentertainment.com for more info.