Please note: These shows have since been cancelled – click here for the full update. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that hard rockers Mastodon shall be returning to Dublin for a brand new Irish Tour Date this July 2012. Mastodon have announced that they will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Wednesday the 4th of July 2012. Tickets for Mastodon live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €30.50 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 23rd of March 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Mastodon live at The Academy in Dublin this July 2012.
Mastodon have never really done anything the “conventional” way. The Atlanta-based band formulated their own brand of highly-skilled hard rock over a decade ago when others were rehashing 80’s metal, and went on to mastermind a string of complex concept albums while much of the music world was centered on making digestible singles. The fact that Mastodon has received an outpouring of critical kudos along with public praise from respected icons from Metallica to The Melvins, The Flaming Lips and CeeLo Green and back, they’ve been humbled by the magnitude of appreciation. But rather than taking time to revel, Mastodon prefer to focus their attention on pushing musical boundaries even deeper by exploring their own creative process to the fullest.
Mastodon’s latest studio album release The Hunter is yet another universe bending, high energy masterpiece from the band that helped shape hard rock for the 21st century with their previous albums: Remission, Leviathan, Blood Mountain and Crack the Skye. Though each consecutive album has transcended the one before it in terms of expectations, musical innovation and sales, The Hunter is Mastodon’s most ambitious to date. Guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds, drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor, bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders and guitarist Bill Kelliher all continue to explore the outer limits of their own imaginations and as a result, deliver an album that stands apart – even in Mastodon terms. While their last four CDs explored complex themes rooted in earth’s elements, The Hunter is more about following one’s free will than a particular storyline.
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