Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr. Announce 2018 Tour Dates


Story and photo by Anne Erickson

Two longstanding rockers, Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr., are teaming up for a fall 2018 run

Atlanta metallers Mastodon have added a new tour to their 2018 itinerary. The guys will hit the road with Dinosaur Jr. for a handful of North American tour dates stretching through September. The tour will pick up right as Mastodon’s previously announced tour with Primus winds down.

The Mastodon, Dinosaur Jr. run will set off Sept. 1 in Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada and run through a Sept. 19 show in Hamilton, Ontario. Tickets are the shows go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. local time Friday (May 4).

“We are so stoked to be doing a proper Canadian and far North American cities tour with the legendary Dinosaur Jr.,” Mastodon said in a joint statement. “We’ve been talking about it for years and it’s finally happening!! We hope to see you there!!”

In other news, Mastodon recently released an animated music video for “Clandestiny,” a song that appears on their Reprise Records album “Emperor Of Sand.” The video was directed, produced, animated and edited by Ariel Costa, who has crafted music videos for Led Zeppelin and Green Day. Mastodon also recently released a four-song EP called “Cold Dark Place,” featuring never-before-released songs songs from the “Emperor of Sand” sessions.

Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr. 2018 Tour Dates:

9/1 Edmonton, AB, CAN North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
9/2 Calgary, AB, CAN Grey Eagle Centre
9/4 Saskatoon, SK, CAN O’Brians Event Centre
9/6 Winnipeg, MB, CAN Burton Cummings Theatre
9/7 Duluth, MN Duluth Heritage Center
9/8 Sioux City, IA Anthem at Hard Rock Casino
9/11 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
9/12 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
9/14 Ft. Wayne, IN Clyde Theatre
9/15 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
9/16 London ON, CAN London Concert Theatre
9/17 Kitchener, ON, CAN Elements
9/19 Hamilton, ON, CAN First Ontario Concert Hall



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