- 23 Oct 18
Grammy-Award-winning hard rock quartet Mastodon have today confirmed their return to live action on European soil by announcing a lengthy tour of the UK and Europe, taking in two Irish shows in the process. Supported on all dates by Kvelertak and Mutoid Man, they'll be kicking off their excursions at Belfast's Ulster Hall on the 14th of January, followed by a show at Dublin's Olympia Theatre the next night.
The Atlanta band are one of the most decorated in heavy metal history, with their 2017 album Emperor of Sand proving they haven't lost a step in their near twenty year existence. The track 'Sultan's Curse' from the record won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance, while the album itself amongst other accolades received a nomination for Best Rock Album and also debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Rock and Physical album charts.
In honour of the band's long-serving manager, Nick John, who sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer last month, promoters for each show will admirably be making donations to three charities in The TJ Martel Foundation, Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.