Tonight’s the night! Hot off their stellar new album ‘The Hunter’, Mastodon’s unstoppable rise hits new highs when they perform on BBC 2’s ‘Later Live with Jools Holland‘! Make sure you get your backside in front of the telly for 10pm, or at least SkyPlus, Tivo or whatever you use it. Failing that of course, there’ll be a couple of late night repeats and it’ll be available on the BBC iPlayer.
It’ll be interesting to see how they go on – the only other metal band to perform on the show previously is Metallica. Will any of the show’s usual viewers take to them? Probably mostly not. But I’d love to be proven wrong, and with Mastodon seemingly able to raise the bar at will, I wouldn’t be surprised if they absolutely destroyed it tonight.
In related news, the Atlanta quartet have also announced a fresh batch of UK dates for February 2012! The dates are as follows:
Sun 05 – Bristol O2 Academy
Mon 06 – Manchester Academy
Tue 07 – Glasgow Barrowlands
Thurs 09 – Norwich UEA
Fri 10 – Birmingham HMV Institute
Sat 11 – London Brixton O2 Academy
Tickets for that are on sale now!