Mastodon and Opeth will embark on the second leg of their North American tour starting this April. No opener has yet been announced, but the first leg was opened by Zeal & Ardor. Perhaps more importantly is who will fill in on drums for Opeth. The band parted ways with drummer Martin Axenrot over "a conflict of interests" right before the first leg, and had drummer Sami Karppinen (Therion) fill in live.
"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!" said Opeth guitarist and vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt. "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."
Get the dates below.
4/21 – Montreal, QC – Place Bell
4/22 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
4/23 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora
4/24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
4/26 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
4/28 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
4/29 – Detroit, MI – The Masonic
4/30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club
5/1 – St. Paul, MN – The Myth
5/3 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
5/4 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Events Centre
5/5 – Edmonton, AB – EDM Expo Center
5/7 – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre Theatre Bowl
5/8 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
5/9 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
5/11 – Riverside, CA – Municipal Auditorium