Watch: Gojira + Randy Blythe Teamed Up For a Crushing Performance of ‘Backbone’

Mario Duplantier: Ronan Thenadey, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons / Randy Blythe Photo by Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic (via Getty Images)
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Over the past few weeks, alongside Mastodon and Lorna Shore, Gojira has been on the road as part of “The Mega-Monsters Tour.”

Throughout its run, the tour has proven to be one hell of an exhilarating experience. And recently, Gojira decided to spice things up by bringing out a special guest on stage.

During a recent stop in Richmond, VA, Gojira invited their dear friend Randy Blythe out on stage to perform the song “Backbone” together. “Backbone” is a track from Gojira’s 2005 studio album, From Mars to Sirius.

Together, Gojira and the Lamb of God singer provided an absolutely captivating and exhilarating performance of the track.

If you want to check out this amazing moment for yourself, you can find some fan-captured footage of the performance below.

Also below, you will find the remaining dates for Gojira, Mastodon, and Lorna Shore’s “Mega-Monsters Tour.” The tour’s first leg will be concluding on May 11th in Reading, PA; the second leg of the tour will kick off on August 9th in Cincinnati, OH.

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Leg 1 of The Mega-Monsters Tour:

  • May 10, 2023 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
    May 11, 2023 – Reading, PA – Santander Arena

Leg 2 of The Mega-Monsters Tour:

  • August 9, 2023 – Cincinnati, OH – MegaCorp Pavilion
    August 10, 2023 – Cleveland, OH – Jacob’s Pavilion
    August 11, 2023 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Pavilion
    August 12, 2023 – New York, NY – Coney Island Amp
    August 13, 2023 – Syracuse, NY – Oncenter
    August 15, 2023 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple
    August 17, 2023 – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach Amp
    August 18, 2023 -Montreal, QC – Place Bell
    August 19, 2023 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
    August 20, 2023 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall
    August 23, 2023 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Pavilion
    August 25, 2023 – Hammond, IN – Horseshoe
    August 26, 2023 – Omaha, NE – Westfair Amp
    August 27, 2023 – Minneapolis, MN – Waite Park Amp
    August 29, 2023 – St. Louis, MO – The Factory
    August 30, 2023 – Kansas City, MO – Azura Amp
    September 1, 2023 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amp
    September 2, 2023 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amp