Mastodon Announces Spring Tour with Coheed and Cambria, To Play Crack the Skye in Full

The Unheavenly Skye Tour will hit 26 cities across the continental US and feature Mastodon playing their classic 2009 lp, Crack the Skye, in full

First tour poster and dates for Mastodon and Coheed and Cambria’s  Unheavenly Skye  tour

First tour poster and dates for Mastodon and Coheed and Cambria’s Unheavenly Skye tour

2/15/19, 7:02 pm EST

By John Corry, photo from The Prelude Press

Amidst a slew of AWESOME small shows with frequent guest-vocalist Scott Kelly of Neurosis, metal giants Mastodon have announced a tour beginning in mid-May (dates listed in the picture above, and in the text below), with Coheed and Cambria, in which they will play all of their seminal 2009 lp Crack the Skye. The shows are primarily in bigger venues–given the mainstream popularity of Coheed and Cambria–and the news comes after some speculation (however occasionally unyielding) of a new record being in the works.

Crack the Skye came out in March of 2009 and was received overwhelmingly positively, reaching number 11 on the Billboard charts, and maintaining an 82 metascore on metacritic.com. It featured a more progressive sound than their previous records, and tackled some heavier lyrical content as well, including an overarching narrative involving astral travel, Rasputin, allusions to guitarist Brent Hinds’ then-recent health issues, and the passing of drummer Brann Dailor’s sister, Skye, at a young age.

Maybe it’s the backlash against their DARING to share their political opinions (I don’t fully agree with them either, but I also have no reason to judge Brann Dailor on politics the way I do Kamala Harris or Steve King, so whatever), or it’s the record’s ten year anniversary, or the new record is taking a little longer than expected, I dunno. Either way, it’s a cool show.

Fa sho.

Eat me, 2015’s Emperor of Sand was cool.

Mastodon, Coheed and Cambria, Every Time I Die Tour Dates:
05/28 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater
05/29 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
05/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
06/01 – Simpsonville, SC @ CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park Simpsonville
06/02 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
06/04 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
06/06 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
06/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
06/08 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
06/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Outdoors
06/11 – Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
06/13 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Cove
06/14 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
06/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
06/18 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
06/19 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
06/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair
06/22 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor
06/23 – Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center
06/25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
06/26 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park – Park at the Park
06/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
06/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
06/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
07/02 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
07/03 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory