Mastodon and Gojira with special guest Lorna Shore

January 17, 2023 – (Los Angeles, CA) – Teaming up for what promises to be an unforgettable jaunt of epic proportions, iconic GRAMMY® Award-winning heavy rock band Mastodon will join forces with GRAMMY® Award-nominated French heavy metal luminaries Gojira for THE MEGA-MONSTERS TOUR,  a massive co-headline tour across North America in 2023 along with special guests Lorna Shore on all dates. It finds these two juggernauts taking over arenas and amphitheaters throughout the Spring and Summer, alternating closing sets each night.  Various fan ticket pre-sales go live January 18 at 10am CST via Mastodon, Gojira, Blabbermouth and Spotify Fans First. General on-sale launches January 20 at 10am local time. VIP ticket packages will be available. Click HERE for further details.

The tour kicks off at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, OR on April 18, stops at legendary venues such as the Forum in Los Angeles, CA on April 21, and steamrolls through Mastodon’s hometown of Atlanta for their biggest Georgia headlining gig to date at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre. The first leg concludes at Santander Arena in Reading, PA on May 11. Meanwhile, the tour resumes with a second leg from August 9 through September 2, including at BMO Pavilion in Milwaukee, WI on Wednesday, August 23, 2023,

Mastodon will hit the road in support of their critically acclaimed ninth studio album, HUSHED AND GRIM. Meanwhile, Gojira are out supporting their seventh full-length album, Fortitude, which garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Metal Performance” for “Amazonia.These two titans previously canvased North America together in 2014, and this reunion represents yet another major milestone in their respective careers. Don’t miss the biggest hard rock tour of the year!


Leg 1:

Apr 18               Portland, OR                 Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Apr 20               Concord, CA                 Concord Pavilion

Apr 21               Los Angeles, CA           The Forum

Apr 22               Phoenix, AZ                  AZ Federal Theatre

Apr 23               Las Vegas, NV              Virgin

Apr 26               Dallas, TX                     The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Apr 28               Houston, TX                  713 Music Hall

Apr 29               Austin, TX                     Moody Center

Apr 30               Oklahoma City, OK        Zoo Amphitheatre

May 02             Nashville, TN                 Municipal Auditorium

May 04             Boca Raton, FL             Sunset Cove Amphitheater

May 05             St. Augustine, FL           St. Augustine Amphitheatre

May 06             Atlanta, GA                   Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

May 07             Asheville, NC                Harrah’s Cherokee Center

May 09             Richmond, VA               Virginia Credit Union Live

May 10             Baltimore, MD               Pier Six Pavilion

May 11             Reading, PA                 Santander Arena


Leg 2:

Aug 09              Cincinnati, OH               MegaCorp Pavilion

Aug 10              Cleveland, OH               Jacob’s Pavilion

Aug 11              Pittsburgh, PA               Stage AE Outdoors

Aug 12              New York, NY               Coney Island Amphitheater

Aug 13              Syracuse, NY                OneCenter

Aug 15              Detroit, MI                     Masonic Temple

Aug 17              Toronto, ON                  RBC Echo Beach

Aug 18              Montreal, QC                 Place Bell

Aug 19              Portland, ME                 Cross Insurance Arena

Aug 20              Boston, MA                   MGM Music Hall

Aug 23             Milwaukee, WI              BMO Pavilion

Aug 25              Hammond, IN                Horseshoe

Aug 26              Omaha, NE                   Westfair Amphitheater

Aug 27              Minneapolis, MN            Waite Park Amphitheater

Aug 29              St. Louis, MO                The Factory

Aug 30              Kansas City, MO           Azura Amphitheater

Sep 01              Salt Lake City, UT          USANA Amphitheater

Sep 02              Denver, CO                   Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater


GRAMMY® Award-winning band Mastodon have quietly evolved into one of the most influential, inimitable, and iconic rock bands of the modern era. Since emerging in 2000, the Atlanta quartet have defied both sonic and thematic boundaries with an uncategorizable, undeniable, and uncompromising vision unlike anything else in music. This vision manifested over the course of canonical albums such as Leviathan, which landed on Rolling Stone’s coveted The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Following the seminal Crack The Skye [named one of the best albums of 2009 by Time], they earned three consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with The Hunter [2011], Once More ‘Round the Sun [2014], and Emperor of Sand [2017]. Out of six career nominations, they received a GRAMMY® Award in the category of “Best Metal Performance” for “Sultan’s Curse. They are the rare creative force whose music can be felt everywhere from Game of Thrones, Adult Swim, The History Channel, and DC comics films to Coachella and Bonnaroo. They notably supported the Hirschberg Foundation For Pancreatic Cancer Research with a rendition of “Stairway To Heaven” in honor of late manager Nick John. The group reached another critical high watermark via their ninth full-length, Hushed and Grim. Featuring the GRAMMY® Award-nominated “Pushing The Tides,” it marked the band’s third straight #1 bow on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart. It concluded 2021 on over a dozen year-end lists with Rolling Stone raving, “we get everything from some of the band’s hookiest rockers to date to some of their most awe-inspiring epics.Evolving as they usher rock into new realms, they forever remain the same unpredictable trailblazing beast—Mastodon.

About Gojira:

Gojira bend extremes to their whim, emerging as an entrancing enigma equally driven by intuition and intensity. Balancing metallic proficiency, primal grooves, and otherworldly melodies, the French quartet continue to facilitate heavy music's progression into the future by burning down all boundaries. As such, they've unassumingly risen to the forefront of the genre as quiet trailblazers. Thus far, they've earned three GRAMMY® Award nominations and even claimed a coveted spot on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time" with 2005's landmark From Mars To Sirius. Their catalog spans groundbreaking records such as L'Enfant Sauvage [2012] and Magma [2016]. However, the band leveled up again with Fortitude in 2021. Upon release, it arrived at #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart and #1 on the Top Current Album Sales Chart as the week's best-selling album in terms of pure sales.  Simultaneously, it catapulted to #12 on the Billboard 200, marking a career high. "Amazonia" also garnered a GRAMMY® Award nod in the category of "Best Metal Performance." Fortitude closed out 2021 on year-end lists from Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Consequence, and Paste and would be hailed as the "#1 Best Album of the Year" by Revolver and Metal Hammer. Along the way, they've headlined legendary venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheater and more. The group capped off 2022 by contributing the standalone single "Our Time Is Now" to EA's NHL 2023. With restless creativity and infinite vision, Gojira always inspire thought, awaken passion, and incite catharsis as heavy music's most unconventional, yet undeniable force.