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Mastodon and Gojira Shares 2023 Tour Together

This 2023, Mastodon and Gojira will perform together as the headlining act. It will embark on the Mega-Monsters Tour, which will traverse North America this spring and summer. Each date will be introduced by Lorna Shore. The full schedule for the co-headlining tour is available here.

The bands will perform during the Mega-Monsters Tour, which gets underway on April 18 in Portland, Oregon, and covers the majority of the West Coast and the South.

After a brief break, the tours of Mastodon and Gojira will resume in June and July. Before ending the tour on September 2 in Greenwood Village, Colorado, they will perform on the East Coast and in the Midwest.

In 2021, Mastodon released their eighth album, Hushed and Grim. Medium Rarities was also released earlier by the Atlanta-based sludge metal band.

Gojira released Fortitude, their most recent album, in 2021. It was followed by the 2016 full-length Magma by the French avant-metal band.

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The Atlanta, Georgia, headquarters of the American heavy metal band Mastodon. The group, which was established in 2000, is comprised of Troy Sanders on bass and vocals, Brent Hinds on lead guitar and vocals, Bill Kelliher on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, and Brann Dailor on drums and vocals.

Eight studio albums, as well as a variety of miscellaneous releases, have been made by Mastodon. Remission, the band’s 2002 debut album, received high marks from critics for its distinctive sound. 

Leviathan, the group’s second full-length release, is a concept album based on Herman Melville’s book Moby-Dick. Revolver, Kerrang!, and Rolling Stone all named the album “Album of the Year” in 2004. 

Blood Mountain, the group’s third album, which was released in 2006, contained the song “Colony of Birchmen,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2007 for Best Metal Performance. 

Crack the Skye and The Hunter, both of which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2011 and saw significant commercial success in the United States, were Blood Mountain’s immediate predecessors in 2009 and 2011, respectively. 

The song “Curl of the Burl,” which appears on The Hunter, was nominated for a Grammy in 2012 for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. The third Grammy-nominated song by Mastodon, “High Road,” can be found on the band’s 2014 album Once More ‘Round the Sun, which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart.


French heavy metal band Gojira hails from Ondres. 

The band’s original members have remained the same since its name was changed to Gojira in 2001: brothers Joe (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Mario Duplantier (drums), Christian Andreu (lead guitar), and Jean-Michel Labadie (bass). 

Gojira are renowned for their progressive and technical death metal genres as well as their lyrics, which often have spiritual, philosophical, or environmental themes. 

The band’s career has seen a transition from “complete obscurity throughout the first half to widespread global recognition in the second.”

Terra Incognita (2001) and The Link (2003), Gojira’s first two albums, as well as their rousing live performances, helped them become known as a top French metal band. A silent film score called Maciste All’Inferno was written and played for a single performance in Bordeaux. 

The British metal press reviewed their third album, the critically acclaimed From Mars to Sirius (2005), which included the songs “Backbone,” “The Heaviest Matter of the Universe,” and “Flying Whales.” 

After that, the band joined Prosthetic Records, which increased their exposure in North America. The Way of All Flesh (2008), the follow-up album, debuted on the Billboard 200, and Gojira subsequently began their first foreign headlining tour.

The band started working with several metal artists to record the Sea Shepherd EP in a group setting. Roadrunner Records signed Gojira in 2011. 

L’Enfant Sauvage (2012) and Magma (2016), two albums by the band, reached their highest points at thirty-four and twenty-four on the Billboard 200, respectively. 

On their breakout album Magma, Gojira abandoned death metal in favor of a simpler sound. They released “Another World,” their first single to reach the Billboard chart, in 2020.

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Gojira and Mastodon Schedule:

04-18 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum

04-20 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion

04-21 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

04-22 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre

04-23 Las Vegas, NV – Virgin

04-26 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

04-28 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall

04-29 Austin, TX – Moody Center

04-30 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre

05-02 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium

05-04 Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheater

05-05 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

05-06 Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

05-07 Asheville, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Center

05-09 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live

05-10 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion

05-11 Reading, PA – Santander Arena

08-09 Cincinnati, OH – MegaCorp Pavilion

08-10 Cleveland, OH – Jacob’s Pavilion

08-11 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors

08-12 New York, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater

08-13 Syracuse, NY – OneCenter

08-15 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple

08-17 Toronto, Ontario – RBC Echo Beach

08-18 Laval, Quebec – Place Bell

08-19 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena

08-20 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall

08-23 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Pavilion

08-25 Hammond, IN – Horseshoe

08-26 Omaha, NE – Westfair Amphitheater

08-27 Minneapolis, MN – Waite Park Amphitheater

08-29 St. Louis, MO – The Factory

08-30 Kansas City, MO – Azura Amphitheater

09-01 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater

09-02 Greenwood Village, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater

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