MASTODON & CLUTCH: NEW DATES ADDED TO THE MISSING LINK TOUR



As previously announced, Mastodon and Clutch join forces for THE MISSING LINK TOUR along with special guests Graveyard and Big Business - each taking part of the tour as support.Together, this night of heavy rock will be one of the heaviest and most exciting concert events of the year. Shows have been added in Honolulu on April 4th (tickets are on sale now) and Detroit on May 23rd (tickets on sale Feb 20th).

Neil Fallon (singer of Clutch) responded: "When we first announced the Missing Link itinerary it was received with a lot of excitement. It also received a good deal of consternation regarding the lack of a Detroit date. Myself included.  So, we're happy to announce that there is now a Detroit gig on May, 23rd at the Freedom Hill Amphitheater. See ya there."

Support will be provided by Big Business, who recently supported Mastodon throughout a sold-out European tour. Sweden's Graveyard will then take over the main support slot, starting in Los Angeles on April 29th and continuing throughout the remaining dates, closing out the tour in Columbus, OH onMay 24th.  Tickets are on sale now.

Mastodon and Clutch share a longtime friendship as fans will recall Clutch frontman, Neil Fallon, contributed vocals to "Blood And Thunder" (from Mastodon's 2004's Leviathan) so their fans can expect surprises in store throughout the tour as they rumble across North America. THE MISSING LINK TOUR will feature full sets from both Mastodon and Clutch. Clutch will close the show onApril 24th in Vancouver, May 10th in Pittsburgh, May 15th in Bethlehem, May 16th in Baltimore and also the final night of the tour, May 24th in Columbus. Mastodon will close all other shows.  For further info on Mastodon, go to: http://www.mastodonrocks.com/.  For further info on Clutch go tohttp://www.pro-rock.com
Revered Maryland rockers Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the 4 original members got together in high school. Clutch is an unmatched musical force that has been best described as "the quintessential American Rock Band". Clutch released their tenth and latest studio album Earth Rocker via their own label Weathermaker Music on March 16, 2013. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date. 

Mastodon's sixth studio album, the universally praised, ONCE MORE 'ROUND THE SUN, entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at the #6 position on June 24, 2014, also their highest chart debut of their career.  ONCE MORE 'ROUND THE SUN has rightfully been placed in many Year End Critics & fan BEST OF 2014 lists including those in Rolling Stone, Revolver, Magnet, Decibel, CMJ and many more. At present Mastodon has remained on the CMJ Loud Rock charts for the 26th week in a row. When OMRTS was placed No. 8 on Rolling Stone's "Top 20 Metal Albums of 2014" list, they summed up the success of the album stating, "The bold hooks and sharply defined riffs of Mastodon's sixth studio full-length makes it easy to hear this album as their evolution from prog-sludge wizards to straight-ahead hard rockers - but the reality is actually far more, er, complex... Ultimately, the best part of Sun is Mastodon's ability to make hooky and visceral music without sacrificing either their metallic muscle or their innate weirdness."

Clutch's Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes' overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded "Album of The Year" by Metal Hammer and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone's "Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year". Rolling Stone further enthused:  "Four Maryland lifers - road dogs who've been grinding since the early Fugazi administration, cranking out  seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs and singer Neil Fallon's nerdy, piss-taking wiseass lyrics - release their hardest rocking set to date. Look for a go-go break (and some clever punning on the phrase "drop the bomb!") on "D.C. Sound Attack!" Inspirational verse: "If you're gonna do it/ do it live on stage/ or don't do it at all."

Clutch is currently working on their follow up to Earth Rocker which will be released in 2015.  

Confirmed dates for THE MISSING LINK TOUR are as follows:

 *Mastodon Closes The Evening.  **Clutch Closes The Evening
# indicates newly added tour date.

Apr 4             Honolulu, HI                The Republik (not part of THE MISSING LINK - on sale NOW)
Apr 16              *St. Paul, MN                 Myth
Apr 17             * Winnipeg, MB               The Burton Cummings Theatre
Apr 18              *Saskatoon, SK              O'Brian's Events Center
Apr 19             * Edmonton, AB               Expo Centre
Apr 21             * Calgary, AB                   MacEwan Hall
Apr 23             * Vancouver, BC              Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Apr 24              **Vancouver, BC             Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Apr 25              *Portland, OR                  Roseland
Apr 26              *Seattle, WA                   Showbox SODO
Apr 28             *Oakland, CA                   Fox Theater
Apr 29              *Los Angeles, CA           Palladium
Apr 30             *Tempe, AZ                     Marquee Theater
May 01             *Las Vegas, NV              House of Blues
May 02             *Salt Lake City, UT         The Complex
May 03             *Denver, CO                   Red Rock's Amphitheatre         
May 05             *San Antonio, TX            Kapone's Ballroom
May 06             *Oklahoma City, OK        Diamond Ballroom
May 08             Atlanta, GA                      Shaky Knees Festival
May 09             *Raleigh, NC                    Lincoln Theatre Street Stage
May 10             **Pittsburgh, PA               Stage AE
May 12             *Clive, IA (Des Moines)   7 Flags
May 13             *Milwaukee, WI                Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
May 15             **Bethlehem, PA              Sands Event Center
May 16             **Baltimore, MD               Pier Six Pavilion
May 17             *Boston, MA                    House of Blues
May 19             *New York, NY                Central Park Summerstage
May 20             *Niagara Falls, NY           Rapids Theatre
May 21             *London, ON                    London Music Hall
May 23           **Sterling Heights, MI   Freedom Hall - (Tix on sale Feb 20)
May 24             **Columbus, OH              LC Pavilion



MASTODON:
Troy Sanders -- Bass Guitar / Vocals
Brent Hinds -- Guitars / Vocals
Bill Kelliher -- Guitars
Brann Dailor -- Drums / Vocals



CLUTCH:
Neil Fallon - Vocals/Guitar
Tim Sult - Guitar
Dan Maines - Bass
Jean-Paul Gaster - Drums/Percussion

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