Mastodon steals Kylesa and Intronaut for a North American tour

Several months ago, Mind Inversion made the announcement that The Haunted would be coming to St. Paul for what promised to be an amazing show with Nachtmystium, Kylesa, and Intronaut in mid-April – which is why I was pretty caught off guard when I read the announcement yesterday for a April 12th Mastodon headlined gig at the Fine Line with Intronaut and Kylesa in tow. I’m really not complaining; if these bands were going to unexpectedly drop off an awesome tour, it might as well have been to go on an equally awesome tour.

Mastodon recently crafted the most psychedelic and unrestrained album of their career, Crack the Skye, and they decided to present it live to Minneapolis at one of the most intimate and unrestrained venues in the city. This is a very lucky occurence! Despite their growing success, it’s great that I’m still able to see Mastodon headlining club venues (like they did last time at First Avenue with Converge) rather than opening for some lesser bands. And while it’s only been 4 years, it seems like it’s been an extremely LONG time since their blistering, under-attended performance at the Triple Rock with Burning Brings. To me, it’s commendable that they’re still keeping it as small as they can. Additionally, they’ll be playing Crack the Skye in its entirety, and you don’t even have to go to Maplewood or sit through any shitty bands! Clearly, these guys still know how to book tours that their fans will love; this is a show no one should feel okay missing.

However, I really hope that this doesn’t mean that the Haunted/Nachtmystium performance is going to be canceled. Nachtmystium put out my favorite album of last year, and I was pretty bummed when they dropped off the Opeth tour that came through Maplewood in the middle of last year. I could really care less which show I see Intronaut and Kylesa play at – as long as I get to see them play – but if dropping off the Haunted tour causes this show’s cancellation, I’ll very fucking disappointed.

Continue on to see all the relevant dates these bands have scheduled…

Mastodon, Kylesa, and Intronaut 2009 tour dates:

April 10th Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theater
April 11th New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
April 13th Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
April 14th Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
April 16th Phoenix, AZ – Martini Ranch
April 17th Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex (Kylesa, Intronaut, Made Out Of Babies ONLY)
April 18th Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Veteran’s Hall (Kylesa, Intronaut ONLY)
April 18th Indio, CA – Coachella Music And Arts Festival (Mastodon ONLY)
April 19th San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
April 21st Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
April 22nd Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
April 23rd Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
April 24th Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
April 25th Edmonton, AB – Starlite Ballroom
April 26th Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon
April 28th Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
April 29th Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Hall
April 30th Chicago, IL – Metro
May 01st Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
May 02nd Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
May 04th Montreal, QC – Le National
May 03rd Buffalo, NY – Club Diablo (Kylesa, Intronaut ONLY)
May 05th Toronto, ON – Opera House
May 06th Ithaca, NY – The Haunt (Kylesa, Intronaut ONLY)
May 07th Boston, MA – House of Blues
May 08th Philadelphia, PA – TLA
May 09th New York, NY – Fillmore @ Irving Plaza
May 10th Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 11th Baltimore, MD – Talking Head (Kylesa, Intronaut ONLY)
May 12th Washington DC – 9:30 Club
May 13th Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
May 14th Ashville, NC – Orange Peel
May 15th Atlanta, GA – Center Stage

The Haunted, Nachtmystium 2009 tour dates:

April 02 2009 The Glasshouse, Pomona, CA
April 03 2009 The Key Club, Hollywood, CA
April 04 2009 Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
April 05 2009 Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR
April 06 2009 Neumo’s, Seattle, WA
April 07 2009 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
April 08 2009 Starlite Ballroom, Edmonton, AB
April 09 2009 The Warehouse, Calgary, AB
April 11 2009 Royal Albert, Winnipeg, MB
April 12 2009 Station 4, St. Paul, MN
April 13 2009 The Pearl Room, Mokena, IL
April 14 2009 Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MN
April 15 2009 Opera House, Toronto, ON
April 16 2009 Club Soda, Montreal, QC
April 17 2009 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
April 19 2009 BB King’s Blues Club, New York, NY
April 21 2009 Mr. Small’s, Millvale, PA
April 22 2009 Jaxx, Springfield, VA
April 23 2009 Volume 11, Raleigh, NC
April 24 2009 The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA


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