Mastodon to perform ‘The Motherload’ on the Late Show with David Letterman on Oct.27

By on October 15, 2014

Mastodon has announced they will perform their new single, The Motherload,” on The Late Show With David Letterman on Monday, October 27th. In addition, “The Motherload” will be released as a special limited-edition 12″ vinyl picture disc in honor of Record Store Day’s Black Friday celebration, which takes place on November 28th.

Click here to see “The Motherload” official video.


“The Motherload” is the latest single from Mastodon’s current studio album ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN, which earned the band its highest U.S. and U.K. chart debuts ever, peaking at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Rock, Hard Rock, Tastemakers, and Alternative Album charts, as well as debuting at No. 6 on the Top 200 chart. As expected, ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN, has been applauded by the media as some of the finest work from Mastodon to date:


“The mercurial metal heads have improved on the lean hard-rock pummel of 2011’s the Hunter with lattices if ornate riffs and primal vocals…the band sounds best when taking risks.” – Rolling Stone


“The band’s prog-metal potential stuns, with Dailor sounding like a young Ozzy over shredding guitars and enough drum dominance to blow out your speak system. Head-band on.” – Spin.Com


“The Atlanta thrashers continue to walk a fine line between brutal hardcore, bespectacled math rock, and area-ready melody.” – Entertainment Weekly / The “MUST LIST”


The globally-celebrated hard rock masters will kick off their fall North American headlining tour in support of ONCE MORE ‘ROUND THE SUN today, Wednesday, October 15th, in Boise, Idaho. The band will perform songs from the new album, along with crowd favorites from their five previous studio albums. The tour will once again feature the celebrated and previously sold-out lineup of Gojira as main support and Kverlertak opening each show.


Click here to view “The High Road” official video.


Mastodon tour dates are as follows:


10/15     Boise, ID                               Revolution Center

10/16     Reno, NV                              Grand Sierra Theater

10/17     Pomona, CA                          Fox Theater

10/18     Phoenix, AZ                          Marquee

10/20     Austin, TX                             Stubbs Amphitheater

10/21     Dallas, TX                             South Side Music Hall

10/22     Kansas City, MO                   Uptown Theater

10/23     Madison, WI                          Orpheum Theater

10/24     Detroit, MI                              Fillmore

10/25     Ft. Wayne, IN                        Piere’s

10/28     Portland, ME                         State Theater

10/29     Montreal, QC                         Metropolis

10/30     Providence, RI                       Lupos

10/31     Long Island, NY                     Paramount Theater

11/01     Sayreville, NJ                         Starland

11/02     Stroudsburg, PA                    Sherman

11/04     Baltimore, MD                        Ram’s Head Live

11/05     Knoxville, TN                         The International

11/06     Nashville, TN                         Marathon Music Works

11/07     Atlanta, GA                            Tabernacle

11/08    Orlando, FL                             Kinkfest


11/19    Dublin, Ireland                        The Academy

11/20    Belfast, UK                             The Limelight

11/22    Southampton, UK                   02 Guildhall

11/24    Manchester, UK                      Manchester Academy

11/25    Newcastle, UK                        Newcastle 02 Academy

11/26    Glasgow, Scot                        Glasgow 02 Academy

11/28    Brixton, UK                             Brixton 02 Academy

11/29    Birmingham, UK                     Birmingham 02 Academy

12/01    Nottingham, UK                      Rock City

12/02    Bristol, UK                              Bristol 02 Academy

12/04    The Hague, Netherlands        Paard Van Troje

12/05    Torhout, Belguim                    De Mast

12/07    Spain, Madrid                         La Riviera

12/08    Barcelona, Spain                    Razzmatazz

12/10    Milan, Italy                              Fabrique

12/11    Pratteln, Switzerland              Konzertfabrik 27

12/12    Munchen, Germany                Backstage

12/13    Dortmund, Germany               FZW / Freizeitzentrum

12/15    Vesterbro, Denmark               Store Vega

12/16    Oslo, Norway                          Sentrum Scene

12/17    Stockholm, Sweden                Fryshuset

12/19    Helsinki, Finland                     The Circus

Troy Sanders — Bass Guitar / Vocals
Brent Hinds — Guitars / Vocals
Bill Kelliher — Guitars
Brann Dailor — Drums / Vocals


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.