Mastodon Announce First-Ever Headline Australian Tour

Atlanta-based heavy music icons Mastodon have announced they will be making a short trip to Australia in the new year, playing their first full headline tour across the country’s east coast at the end of March 2015.

The band’s short, but sure to be memorable trip, will see them take their latest acclaimed studio album Once More Round the Sun, as well as their extensive back catalogue to venues in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

While Mastodon have visited Australia before on festival tours, including Soundwave 2014, and as a support for Slayer, this will mark the outfit’s first ever headline Australian tour, since they debuted in 2002 with their universally acclaimed Remission. While in the country earlier this year for Soundwave 2014, Mastodon also played two sideshows alongside fellow metal heavyweights Gojira and Baroness.

Speaking to Music Feeds earlier this year, bassist Troy Sanders confirmed the band’s determination to return to Australia in 2015. “We came down and supported Slayer, then we did the Big Day Out, we’ve done two Soundwaves, and we really need to come and do a proper club slash theatre setting and do four, five, six, seven shows across the country,” he said.

“We enjoy it down there so much. The people are so welcoming, the music fans are just so hungry and they eat us up and we love it and we need to come down and do a proper tour,” he added. While it might not be as many shows as he hoped, the metal heavyweights have still made good on their word. See all the tour dates and ticket information below.

Mastodon 2015 Australian Tour

Tickets on sale 9am Thursday 11th December

Friday, 27th March 2015

Festival Hall, Melbourne

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, 28th March 2015

Big Top Luna Park, Sydney

Tickets: oztix/ Eventopia / Big Top Sydney

Sunday, 29th March 2015

Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane

Tickets: oztix/ Eventopia

Gallery: Soundwave 2014 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne 28/02/2014

Photographed by Nikki Williams

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