Mastodon, Oct. 27
For Immediate ReleaseMon, Aug 21, 2017
With special guests Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles. Tickets on sale Saturday.
RENO, NV (Aug. 21, 2017) – Every living creature must face the will and judgment of time. Ancient Greeks personified time in the form of the titan Kronos, father of Zeus, and Egyptians celebrated Heh as an abstraction of endless years. Famously, William Shakespeare lamented humanity’s immutable fate as “time’s subjects” in Henry IV. Grammy Award-nominated hard rock band Mastodon ponders the nature of time on their eighth full-length album, “Emperor of Sand,” on Reprise Bros. Records. Threading together the myth of a man sentenced to death in a majestically malevolent desert, the Atlanta quartet – Troy Sanders (bass/vocals), Brent Hinds (guitar/vocals), Bill Kelliher (guitars) and Brann Dailor (drum/vocals) conjure the grains of a musical and lyrical odyssey slipping quickly through a cosmic hourglass.
Mastodon will perform live at the Reno Ballroom on Oct. 27 at 7 pm with special guests Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles.
Since forming in 2000, Mastodon have certainly made the most of their time. Most recently, their seventh offering “Once More ‘Round the Sun” bowed at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, marking their highest chart entry to date and second consecutive Top 10 debut following 2011’s “The Hunter.” Casting a shadow over pop culture, they received “Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance” Grammy Award nominations in 2007, 2014 and again in 2015. Their music blasted through the Academy Award-winning comedy “The Big Short,” animated blockbuster “Monsters University,” and sci-fi western “Jonah Hex” starring Josh Brolin-for which the group composed the score. After contributing “White Walker” to HBO’s “Catch the Throne Vol. 2” mixtape, Dailor, Hinds and Kelliher appeared as “Wildings” in an episode of “Game of Thrones” season 5.
Not only did they earn the appreciation of Time, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Billboard and more, but they also turned many peers into fans, including Metallica, Pearl Jam, Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, CeeLo Green and Feist, to name a few. Performing everywhere from Coachella and Bonnaroo to Download and Sonisphere and nearly every major festival, they’ve headlined legendary venues such as Red Rocks and sod out shows around the globe. “Emperor of the Sand” offers the next conceptual and instrumental evolution for these musicians.
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Aug. 26 for $39.50 and $49.50 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 775-325-7401.