An excellent slab of Mastodon-shaped news for my UK bretheren (and sisteren?): the mighty beast will be hitting the UK early next year – February to be exact – and although it’s a limited run, IT’S BETTER THAN FUCKING NOTHING AND YOU’LL LIKE IT!
In all my years, Mastodon are one of the bands I’ve consistently missed live, so you can be guaranteed to see me flailing my arms like the octopus that has no friends and putting cream on my blasteroids at the London date.
As you have no doubt heard, Mastodon have a new album called The Hunter, which I think is awesome but some people seem to think is a little soft. Soft my ass; you could sharpen an axe on that thing.
Full dates (all six!!!!1one) after the jump
05/02/11 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
06/02/11 Manchester, UK – Academy
07/02/11 Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
09/02/11 Norwich, UK – UEA
10/02/11 Birmingham, UK – HMV Institute
11/02/11 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton