Although that damned groundhog came out of his hole to see his shadow, a sign of six more weeks of winter weather, the feeling of spring is already starting to spread. That feeling has materialized in the form of a headlining Mastodon tour, with support from Between the Buried and Me, Baroness, and Valient Thorr.

Great lineup, although Between The Buried And Me seem like the odd men out, considering they are largely without the sludgy type of sound the rest of the lineup carries, but shit. This is still a great lineup.

From The PRP:

Speaking of the tour Mastodon said that the shows will “bring the band to the fans in American cities that have yet to experience the CRACK THE SKYE live event.” In related news, the group will be offering a limited tour only color vinyl edition of their latest album “Crack The Skye” at the aforementioned tour.

Awesome! Tour dates? We got em.

April 16th Charleston, SC – Music Farm
April 17th Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
April 18th Richmond, VA – The National
April 20th Baltimore, MD – Rams Head
April 21st Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
April 22nd Hartford, CT – Webster
April 23rd Worcester, MA – Palladium
April 24th Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
April 26th Pittsburgh, PA – Palace Theater
April 27th Rochester, NY – Water Street
April 29th Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
April 30th Indianapolis, IN – Vogue
May 01st Columbia, MO – Blue Note
May 03rd Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
May 04th Tucson, AZ – Rialto
May 05th San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
May 07th Pomona, CA – Fox
May 08th Oakland, CA – TBA
May 09th Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
May 10th Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
May 11th Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
May 13th Billings, MT – The Shrine
May 14th Fargo, ND – The Venue
May 15th Omaha, NE – Sokol Hall
May 16th Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
May 18th Madison, WI – Orpheum
May 19th Urbana, IL – Canopy Club
May 20th Memphis, TN – Minglewood
May 21st Knoxville, TN – Valarium
May 22nd Lexington, KY – Busters

Oh, do want. Lexington, here I come.

– JR

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