Mastodon, Gojira, And Lorna Shore Announce North American Tour

Mastodon and Gojira have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Lorna Shore Will open.

Tour Dates:

04/18 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
04/20 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
04/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
04/22 Phoenix, AZ – AZ Federal Theatre
04/23 Las Vegas, NV – Virgin
04/26 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
04/28 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
04/29 Austin, TX – Moody Center
04/30 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
05/02 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
05/04 Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheater
05/05 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
05/06 Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
05/07 Asheville, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Center
05/09 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live
05/10 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
05/11 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
08/09 Cincinnati, OH – MegaCorp Pavilion
08/10 Cleveland, OH – Jacob’s Pavilion
08/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors
08/12 New York, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater
08/13 Syracuse, NY – OneCenter
08/15 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple
08/17 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
08/18 Laval, QC – Place Bell
08/19 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
08/20 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall
08/23 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Pavilion
08/25 Hammond, IN – Horseshoe
08/26 Omaha, NE – Westfair Amphitheater
08/27 Minneapolis, MN – Waite Park Amphitheater
08/29 St. Louis, MO – The Factory
08/30 Kansas City, MO – Azura Amphitheater
09/01 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
09/02 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater

Gojira Premiere New Song “Our Time Is Now”

Gojira have premiered a new song titled “Our Time Is Now.” The track is featured on the soundtrack for EA Sports’ “NHL 23,” which will be released tomorrow (October 14).

Joe Duplantier commented:

“This song goes out to all the fighters out there sparking a light in a dark world. If you care about something meaningful to you and your community. If you are standing for a cause, if you show compassion and solidarity for the ones whose rights are taken away, if you’re in a war defending your inherent rights or fighting against deforestation, if you’re standing for animal rights, human rights, you are the lightning bolt, the spark that will shape our world. Your time is now! Our time is now!”

He also added:

“Rest In Peace young Masha Amini. She was killed in Teheran for not wearing her hijab ‘properly’ by the ‘morality police’ and Rest In Peace all victims of brutalities during the protests that followed her death. We support the women of Iran in their fight, for taking a stand against oppression!”

Watch Gojira Cover Sepultura’s “Territory” With Deftones’ Chino Moreno

During Gojira’s May 28 set in Minneapolis, MN, the band were joined onstage by Deftones frontman Chino Moreno for a cover of Sepultura‘s “Territory.“ You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Gojira Guitarist Christian Andreu Leaves Tour Early Following The Birth Of His Child

Gojira guitarist Christian Andreu has exited the band’s current tour with Deftones and Vowws so he can be home following the birth of his child. During his absence, Aldrick Guadagnino (Klone) will be filling in. The band commented:

“Christian returned home to be present with his first newborn child and so Aldrick Guadagnino of Klone @kloneband stepped up to the plate and killed it! He will be with us until the end of this tour. Somehow we managed to find a French man that shreds the guitar and looks exactly like Christian!!! 😱 #gojira #klone #deftones #vowws #washington Also… massive shout out to our buddies of @vowwsband that couldn’t make it today. Come back soon!!!”

Vowws Added To Deftones And Gojira’s North American Tour

Vowws have been added to Deftones and Gojira’s upcoming North American tour. They will be replacing Poppy, who had to drop off the trek after it was rescheduled.

Tour Dates:

04/14 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
04/16 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre
04/18 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
04/20 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
04/22 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan
04/23 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
04/25 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
04/28 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
04/30 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/02 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
05/03 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
05/06 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
05/07 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
05/08 Cincinnati, OH – ICON Music Center
05/10 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
05/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
05/13 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
05/14 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
05/15 New York City, NY – Pier 17
05/17 Washington DC – The Anthem
05/18 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
05/19 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
05/21 Laval, QC – Place Bell
05/22 Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
05/24 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
05/26 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
05/27 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
05/28 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory

Gojira Announce Rescheduled Dates For European/UK Tour With Alien Weaponry & Employed To Serve

Gojira have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour with Alien Weaponry and Employed To Serve. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

2022:

07/05 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
07/06 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinhalle 2
07/08 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
07/09 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
07/11 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
07/13 Tilburg, NET – 013
07/14 Tilburg, NET – 013
07/16 Copenhagen, DEN – KB Hallen
07/17 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
07/19 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box at Ice Hall
07/21 Stockholm, SWE – The Annex
07/23 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
07/25 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
07/26 Wroclaw, POL – A2
07/27 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Music Club
07/29 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
07/30 Zagreb, CRO – Dom Sportova
07/31 Milan, ITA – Carroponte

2023:

02/11 Dublin, IRE – National Stadium
02/12 Belfast, IRE – Ulster Hall
02/14 Newcastle, UK – City Hall
02/15 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
02/17 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/19 Manchester, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse
02/21 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/22 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
02/24 Bordeaux, FRA – Arkea Arena
02/25 Paris, FRA – Accor Arena
02/26 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
02/28 Lyon, FRA – Halle Tony Garnier

Gojira commented:

“We cannot express how much we appreciate your continued patience and support while we worked through last month’s postponement.

Despite our best efforts to resume touring this month, the continued uncertainty in various territories has left us with no other choice but to reschedule the remaining dates of the tour as well.

In light of this unfortunate news we are pleased to share the rescheduled dates for the entire European Tour below.

All tickets for the original show dates are valid and for additional information please visit www.gojira-music.com

Gojira Postpone First Leg Of Their European Tour

Gojira have postponed the first leg of their upcoming European tour. The band issued the following statement:

“Due to the current COVID restrictions in place across Europe, we are sadly forced to postpone the first leg of the Gojira European tour due to start on Monday, January 17th 2022 in Helsinki, and ending Wed February 9th 2022 in Bordeaux. We are currently working on rescheduling all postponed shows and plan to announce the new schedule shortly. Please hold on to your tickets which will be valid for the new dates to be published imminently. We will be back together before you know it to experience the healing power of live music again. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Stay safe and healthy.“

Gojira’s Joe Duplantier: “I Wouldn’t Be Surprised If It Gets A Bit Harder On The Next Album”

During a recent interview with Revolver, Gojira vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplantier revealed that drummer Mario Duplantier is already working on ideas for the band’s next record. He then went on to say that he “wouldn’t be surprised if it gets a bit harder on the next album.”

Joe Duplantier said the following:

“Mario‘s on fire. He’s throwing drum patterns at me day and night, and I’m like, ‘Wait, wait, wait, let me digest what we’ve just been through.’ I almost, sort of out of respect for Fortitude, don’t want to think about a new album now because we’re about to go on tour in Europe and it’s going to be one of the biggest tours we’ve ever done in terms of capacity. So I’m really, really focused on that.

There’s one thing I gotta say, though. As much as I appreciate melodies and exploring new vibes and new tonalities with Gojira, I’m still a death-metal head in my heart, and Mario, too. And after doing this album that’s more toward a rock approach — although there’re metal elements in it — I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets a bit harder on the next album.”