As bands continue to safely return to playing live shows, it looks like we’ll be seeing one of the year’s biggest tours relatively soon. Prog-metal masterminds Opeth and sludge-prog titans Mastodon have just announced a Spring 2022 North American tour! The tour kicks off April 21st in Montreal, Quebec with both bands making their way through 16 US and Canadian cities, with the tour concluding May 11th in Riversdale, California. Full dates and locations can be found below.
Regarding this upcoming tour, Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt shares, ”We’re excited to come back to North America for the second leg of shows together with our ‘brothers from other mothers’ in Mastodon. And… hello, Canada! It’s been too long, we know! We’ll soon dust off the ole guitars etc. and get in shape for this run. The last tour was quite splendid; the only downside being the restrictions. We don’t know for sure how it’s going to pan out this time around, but we’re hoping for a bit more freedom to move around. Crossing fingers here. See you semi-soon! Signing off from a rainy, gloomy Stockholm, Mikael (on behalf of Opeth).”
Blabbermouth and Knotfest.com ticket presales will be available Tuesday, February 8th at 10:00am EST through Thursday, February 10th at 10:00pm local time. General on sale date is Friday, February 11th at 10:00am local time. Visit the band’s official tour page HERE for tickets!
Opeth’s previous studio record was 2019’s In Cauda Venenum, an explosive collection of jazzy, bluesy, rockin’ metal that further expanded upon the band’s remarkable technical prowess. Mastodon released a new record as of last year titled Hushed and Grim, which highlights their ever captivating style of progressive psychedelic and sludge metal.
OPETH w/ Mastodon:
4/21/2022 Place Bell – Montreal, QC
4/22/2022 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Toronto, ON
4/23/2022 The Agora – Cleveland, OH
4/24/2022 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
4/26/2022 The Met – Philadelphia, PA
4/28/2022 Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
4/29/2022 The Masonic – Detroit, MI
4/30/2022 Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
5/01/2022 The Myth – St. Paul, MN
5/03/2022 TCU Place – Saskatoon, SK
5/04/2022 Grey Eagle Events Centre – Calgary, AB
5/05/2022 EDM Expo Centre – Edmonton, AB
5/07/2022 Thunderbird Sports Centre – Vancouver, BC
5/08/2022 Paramount Theater – Seattle, WA
5/09/2022 Keller Auditorium – Portland, OR
5/11/2022 Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
Words by: Michael Pementel