Mastodon with Dinosaur Jr. @ The Jubilee Auditorium (YEG)
11455 87th Avenue
Mastodon with Dinosaur Jr.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
NORTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE AUDITORIUM
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 4 @ 10AM
**RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES**
After sonic journeys inspired by fire, water, earth, air, and the cycles of life, GRAMMY® Award-nominated hard rock band Mastodon ponder the nature of time on their eighth full-length album, Emperor Of Sand, on Reprise Records set for release spring of 2017. Threading together the myth of a man sentenced to death in a majestically malevolent desert, the Atlanta, GA quartet-Troy Sanders (bass/vocals), Brent Hinds (guitar/vocals), Bill Kelliher (guitar) and Brann Dailor (drums/vocals), and conjure the grains of a musical and lyrical odyssey slipping quickly through a cosmic hourglass.
Since forming back in 2000, Mastodon have certainly made the most of their time. Most recently, their 2014 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 "Wildlings" in a popular 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 sold out shows around the globe. Emperor of Sand siphons raw emotion through the framework of an immersive story and intricate musicianship, digging to the core of what defines Mastodon and all timeless rock 'n' roll.
It is remarkable that there's a new Dinosaur Jr. album to go ape over. After all, the original line-up of the band (J Mascis, Lou Barlow & Murph) only recorded three full albums during their initial run in the 1980s. Everyone was gob- smacked when they reunited in 2005. Even more so when they opted to stay together, as they have for 11 years now. And with the release of Give a Glimpse, this trio has released more albums in the 21st Century than they did in the 20th. It's enough to make a man take a long, thoughtful slug of maple-flavored bourbon and count some lucky stars. 2015 saw the amazing live shows Dinosaur Jr. played to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their eponymous debut LP.More Event Details
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