MASTODON And CLUTCH Join Forces For 'The Missing Link Tour'

Two of the world's most respected and influential hard rock bands, MASTODON and CLUTCH, announce "The Missing Link Tour", which brings together both bands as they join forces 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.

"The Missing Link Tour" kicks off on April 16 in St. Paul, Minesota with support 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 29 for the remaining dates, closing out the tour in Columbus, Ohio on May 24. Tickets are on sale now.

"The Missing Link Tour" will feature full sets from both MASTODON and CLUTCH. CLUTCH will close the show on April 24 in Vancouver, May 10 in Pittsburgh, May 15 in Bethlehem, May 16 in Baltimore and also the final night of the tour, May 24 in Columbus. MASTODON will close all other shows.

CLUTCH drummer Jean-Paul Gaster had this to say about the tour."We are very much looking forward to our U.S. tour with our friends in MASTODON. We always enjoy playing live but when we have the opportunity to share the stage with a band as inspiring as MASTODON we know each evening will be that much more special. See ya out there!"

Mark your calendars, as "The Missing Link Tour" will roll into Denver's prestigious Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 3, and joins the stellar line up for Atlanta's Shaky Knee's Festival on May 8. The New York City show will take over the celebrated Central Park Summer Stage annual concert series on May 19. General tickets on-sale Friday, January 23.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

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 *
Apr. 24 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom **
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 24 - Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion **

* MASTODON closes the evening
** CLUTCH closes the evening

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