Mastodon to Headline First-Ever Adult Swim Festival


Story by Charles Ken, photo by Anne Erickson

The debut Adult Swim Festival will feature music from Mastodon, Neko Case and more

Mastodon will rock the first-ever Adult Swim Festival, which is set for Oct. 6 and 7 in Los Angeles. The festival promises two days of comedy, live music, gaming and food at ROW DTLA, as well as a preview night on Oct. 5.

In addition to Mastodon, the festival will also offer performances by Neko Case, Run the Jewels, High on Fire and Flying Lotus. For the complete lineup and ticket information, head to

In other news, Mastodon recently closed out a North American tour with Primus. The band will embark on a tour with Dinosaur Jr. in this fall. That trek will kick off Sept. 1 in Canada and run through Sept. 19.

“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!!”

Mastodon is touring in support of their latest studio album, 2017’s “Emperor of the Sand.” Last year, the band toured with Eagles of Death Metal, and find exclusive photos and a review of the tour’s Grand Rapids, Michigan, stop here. Mastodon also picked up the Grammy Award last year for Best Metal Performance for their song, “Sultan’s Curse.” It marked the Atlanta metal band’s first Grammy Award win.



Posted by Charles Ken | Metal, Music, Rock, Rock News

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