Mastodon and Opeth team up for spring tour

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In what is sure to please metal fans, Mastodon and Opeth have revealed plans to team up for a co-headlining tour this spring. The two bands will alternate time slots with Opeth closing the show at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on Thursday, April 5. Tickets for the concert will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $29.50 and $39.50. Ghosts will open the show.

“We’re excited to co-headline this tour with Opeth for whom we have great respect and admiration,” collectively stated Mastodon in a press release. The tour will kick off on April 4 at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine. Another New England stop is scheduled for The Dome in Wallingford, Connecticut on April 10. Mastodon will close both shows.

The tour continues Mastodon’s support of their latest album, The Hunter. Released in September, the band’s fifth studio effort and follow-up to 2009’s Crack the Skye, debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200. It was recorded at Doppler Studios in Atlanta with producer Mike Elizondo.  Lead single, “Curl of the Burl”, has been nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category. The band recently posted a very special video for their new single “Dry Bone Valley,” created by long-time friend and noted fine artist Tim Biskup. The video is steaming below.

Swedish metal band Opeth will be touring in support of their new album, Heritage. Released in September, the band’s tenth studio effort and follow-up to 2008’s Watershed, debuted at #19 on the Billboard 200. Produced by singer-guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt mixed along with Porcupine Tree singer-guitarist Steven Wilson, Heritage was recorded in the band’s hometown of Stockholm. “I dig it; we all do,” boasted Akerfeldt in a press release. “In fact, it feels like I’ve been building up to write for and participate on an album like this since I was 19.”

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