Mastodon & Clutch Look For ‘Missing Links’

Spring gets a shot of high-energy, raise-the-roof hard rock as Mastodon and Clutch partner for “The Missing Link” co-headlining adventure beginning in Saint Paul, Minn., in mid-April.  Stops include Seattle, Denver, Boston and Baltimore.

Featuring complete sets by both sides of the co-bill, the tour includes Big Business in the support slot on most April gigs while Sweden’s Graveyard takes over opening duties later that month.

Mastodon and Clutch aren’t exactly strangers.  Clutch frontman Neil Fallon’s vocals appeared on “Blood And Thunder” from Mastodon’s 2004 Leviathan album. 

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Clutch is currently working on a new album due out this year.  The band’s 2013 LP, Earth Rocker, earned a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums Of The Year” and reached No. 4 on iTunes’ top 100 album chart.

The members of Mastodon might experience an anxious moment or two come Feb. 8.  The band has been nominated for Grammy glory in the awards show’s best metal performance category for “High Road” from 2014’s Once More ‘Round The Sun.

The announcement comes with a quote from Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster.

“We are very much looking forward to our US tour with our friends in Mastodon,” Gaster said. “We always enjoy playing live but when we have the opportunity to share the stage with a band as inspiring as Mastodon we know each evening will be that much more special.  See ya out there!”

Here’s the rundown:

April 16 – Saint Paul, Minn., Myth
April 17 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Burton Cummings Theatre
April 18 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, O’Brian’s Event Centre
April 19 – Edmonton, Alberta, The Edmonton Exposition & Conference Centre
April 21 – Calgary, Alberta, MacEwan Conference And Event Centre
April 23 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom
April 24 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom
April 25 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater
April 26 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox SoDo
April 28 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater
April 29 – Hollywood, Calif., Hollywood Palladium
April 30 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
May 1 – Las Vegas, Nev., House Of Blues
May 2 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Complex – Rockwell
May 3 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 5 – San Antonio, Texas, 210 Kapone’s
May 6 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Diamond Ballroom
May 8 – Atlanta, Ga., Central Park (Shaky Knees Music Festival)
May 9 – Raleigh, N.C., Lincoln Theatre
May 10 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
May 12 – Clive, Iowa, Seven Flags Event Center
May 13 – Milwaukee, Wis., Eagles Ballroom
May 15 – Bethlehem, Pa., Sands Bethlehem Event Center
May 16 – Baltimore, Md., Pier Six Pavilion
May 17 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
May 19 – New York, N.Y., SummerStage Central Park / Rumsey Playfield (Summerstage)
May 20 – Niagara Falls, N.Y., Rapids Theatre
May 21 – London, Ontario, London Music Hall
May 24 – Columbus, Ohio, The LC Pavilion 

Mastodon closes April 1-23, April 25-30, May 1-6, 9, 12-13 & 17-21.  Clutch closes April 24, May 10, 15-16 & 24.

Big Business supports through April 28, Graveyard April 29-May 6 & May 9-24.

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