Mastodon continue to embrace The Motherload with vinyl, Letterman, twerk contest

Posted by on October 15, 2014

asstodonMastodon have been keeping busy lately with the release of Once More ‘Round the Sun. The band’s provocative video for “The Motherload” has inspired quite the reaction, and instead of running from it, the band, whose tour with Gojira and Kvelertak begins today, are embracing it. How else to describe the ticket giveaway they’re doing on their Facebook page? Yes, they’re having a twerk contest, giving away tickets to dates on the tour by asking fans to take a picture of them or their loved ones twerking, preferably wearing Asstodon booty shorts. Sexist? Misogynistic? You be the judge by looking at the first person they’ve featured on their page. Check the tour dates after the vinyl.

In the meantime, Mastodon will be performing “The Motherload” on The Late Show With David Letterman on Monday, October 27th. This won’t be the first time they’ve played Letterman. In fact, they’ve been on in 2009, when they played “Oblivion” and again in 2011 when they played “Curl of the Burl.” Guess he likes them then? In addition, you’ll be able to pick up a limited edition Record Store Day 12″ vinyl picture disc of the song featuring artwork by Skinner, who did the art for the album. It will be backed by an instrumental version of “Halloween” that you won’t be able to get anywhere else. Limited to 5,000 copies,the single will be available on November 28th.


10/15 Boise, ID – Revolution
10/16 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Casino
10/17 Pomona, CA – Fox Theater
10/18 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
10/20 Austin, TX – Stubb’s
10/21 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
10/22 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
10/23 Madison, WI – The Orpheum
10/24 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
10/25 Ft. Wayne, IN – Pieres
10/28 Portland, ME – State Theatre
10/29 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
10/30 Providence, RI – Lupo’s
10/31 Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater
11/01 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
11/02 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
11/04 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
11/05 Knoxville, TN – International
11/06 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
11/07 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
11/08 Orlando, FL – Kink Music Festival


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