Hard rock icons MASTODON have been nominated for a Grammy Award under the category of "Best Metal Performance: 'High Road'" from their new album ONCE MORE 'ROUND THE SUN. Click here to view "High Road" official music video.
This marks the third Grammy nomination for the Atlanta quartet, who were previously nominated in 2007 ("Best Metal Performance: 'Colony of Birchmen' from the album BLOOD MOUNTAIN),and again in 2012 ("Best Metal Performance: 'Curl of the Burl' from the album THE HUNTER).
ONCE MORE 'ROUND THE SUN was released on June 24, 2014 and produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Alice In Chains, Deftones, etc.) and received its highest U.S. and U.K. chart debuts ever, peaking at No. 1 on Billboard's Rock, Hard Rock, Tastemakers, and Alternative Album charts, as well as debuting at No. 6 on the Top 200 chart.
Mastodon is currently on tour in Europe and have announced their first-ever headline tour of Australia set for March 2015. Tickets for those dates go on sale Dec 11th. All confirmed tour dates are listed below:
12/05 Torhout, Belguim De Mast
12/07 Spain, Madrid La Riviera
12/08 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz
12/10 Milan, Italy Fabrique
12/11 Pratteln, Switzerland Konzertfabrik 27
12/12 Munchen, Germany Backstage
12/13 Dortmund, Germany FZW / Freizeitzentrum
12/15 Vesterbro, Denmark Store Vega
12/16 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
12/17 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset
12/19 Helsinki, Finland The Circus
03/13 Districto Federal, MEX Foro Sol
03/14 Districto Federal, MEX Foro Sol
Mastodon 2015 Australian Tour:
03/27 Melbourne Festival Hall
03/28 Sydney Big Top Luna Park
03/29 Brisbane Eatons Hill Hotel