Mastodon Members Head To Washington To Advocate For Music Modernization Act

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor and Bill Kelliher are among the musicians in Washington avocating for the Music Modernization Act, which “combines key provisions of what were four separate legislative initiatives into a single bill that will update how music rates are set and how songwriters and artists are paid.” That bill was passed by a House Judiciary Committee and is currently awaiting approval by the House Of Representatives. You can read more about the bill in a new Variety article by Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and Doug Collins (R-Ga).

[via The PRP]

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Mastodon Release “Emperor Of Sand” Mask

To commemorate the one year anniversary of “Emperor Of Sand,” Mastodon have released a limited edition mask inspired by the album’s cover art. You can purchase that HERE.

Primus & Mastodon Announce 2018 U.S. Tour

Primus and Mastodon have announced a U.S. tour together. JJUUJJUU and All Them Witches will serve as support on select dates.

Tour Dates:

05/06 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
05/08 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
05/10 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
05/11 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater
05/12 Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
05/14 Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
05/15 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
05/16 Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
05/18 Portsmouth, VA – Portsmouth Pavilion
05/19 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
05/20 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
05/22 Reading, PA – Diamond Credit Union Theater @ Santander
05/23 Lewiston, NY – Artpark Amphitheater
05/25 Glen Falls, NY – Cool Insuring Arena
05/26 Providence, RI – Bold Point Park
05/27 Portland, ME – TBA
05/29 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
05/30 Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
06/01 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage
06/02 Baltimore, MD – Pier 6 Pavilion
06/03 Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater @ Coney Island Boardwalk
06/05 Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
06/06 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
06/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
06/09 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
06/10 Indianapolis, IN – Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
06/12 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
06/14 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
06/15 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
06/16 Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater
06/18 Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theater
06/21 Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
06/22 Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park
06/23 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
06/25 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
06/28 Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Resort Amphitheater
06/29 Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre
06/30 Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Resort Casino
07/02 Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Salt Air – Outdoors
07/03 Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Event Center
07/05 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
07/06 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
07/07 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

Mastodon & Gojira Announce Two March 2018 Australian Dates

Mastodon and Gojira have lined up a couple of Australian dates around their March 24 appearances at Download Melbourne. Here’s the dates:

03/26 Sydney, AUS – Big Top
03/28 Brisbane, AUS – Eatons Hill Hotel

Mastodon Share Full 75-Minute Documentary On “Emperor Of Sand”

Mastodon have shared the full 75-minute documentary on their latest album “Emperor Of Sand.” The film features the original 12-part series the band previously released, along with over 30 more minutes of unseen footage.

The band commented:

“Earlier this year we released a 12-part series showing the making of our album ‘Emperor of Sand.’ We’ve cut it all together, added over 30 minutes of never before seen footage and turned it into a documentary! This is a deep look into the making of the album and the inspiration behind the music. With the GRAMMY nominations Emperor of Sand has received this week, we thought it was the perfect time to release it. We hope you enjoy the documentary. If you do, feel free to share it!

Thanks to Jimmy Hubbard helping us put this together!”

More Footage Of Mastodon Performing With Neurosis’ Scott Kelly On Current European Tour Available

Mastodon’s current European tour has seen them performing a special encore each night with Scott Kelly (Neurosis). This sets feature all six tracks Kelly guested on over the years including: “Crystal Skull”, “Scorpion Breath”, “Aqua Dementia”, “Crack The Syke”, “Spectrelight”, and “Diamond In The Witch House.” Now, some more footage of the two playing together has surfaced online:

[via The PRP]

Watch Footage Of Mastodon Performing With Neurosis’ Scott Kelly In Berlin

Mastodon officially kicked off their European tour with Scott Kelly (Neurosis) in Berlin, Germany last night (November 10). This trek sees the band performing all six tracks Kelly guested on live, including: “Crystal Skull”, “Scorpion Breath”, “Aqua Dementia”, “Crack The Syke”, “Spectrelight”, and “Diamond In The Witch House”. Check out footage of “Crack The Skye” from Berlin below:

[via The PRP]