Opeth and Mastodon announce North American Fall Tour w/ Zeal & Ardor

Posted by on September 14, 2021


Opeth will finally make their return to North America, and this time around, Mastodon will be joining them on the trek with special guests Zeal & Ardor. The trek is scheduled to kick off on November 16th in Asheville, NC and will run through December 5th in Denver, CO. Tickets go on sale this Friday (17th) at 10am local time. 


Vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt comments:

“Well, we’re about to start up the ole machine again after our longest (involuntary) break ever. We’ve kept rather silent during all this time. We haven’t done much press or public appearances. No streaming shows and of course, no ”real” shows. We’ve kept to ourselves, biding our time. Coming back to North America will be a treat, even if there are conflicting emotions. We’ve become used to being out of sight. But playing live is such an integral part of being in this band. We need to get back out there to see if we still have it in us. Stepping out on a stage after all this time will surely be a nerve-wrecking experience, but we count on you to help us out. We’ll be traveling with familiar faces however. Together with our friends in Mastodon. But also with new acquaintances, Zeal & Ardor. Going on tour during these times means serious restrictions of course. It will be strange in so many ways. But once we’re up there we trust the power of music will take over and make us feel secure. We collectively look forward to this (with a slight touch of pure fear). To wrap this up:  Won’t see you in the pub (unfortunately), but we sincerely hope to see you through the limelight. For us, this coming tour is already memorable. Odd!”


To celebrate the upcoming trek, the group will release In Cauda Venenun (Connoisseur Edition), which features a remastered version as Åkerfeldt explains:

“During the pandemic we’ve put together a vinyl remaster ”connoisseur” edition of our latest album, ‘In Cauda Venenum’ that features 3 (6 really, if you count both versions of each song) previously unreleased tracks from the sessions. These tracks have a high obscurity factor, but I’d like to think they are high quality. Quite different from the rest of the songs on the album, but quality nonetheless. Everything put together in a nice package, for your pleasure.”


Tour Dates:

11/16 Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena       

11/18 Boston, MA @ The Wang Theatre

11/19 Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre

11/20 New York City @ Hammerstein Ballroom

11/21 Washington, DC @ The Anthem

11/23 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

11/24 Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern

11/26 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

11/27 Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom

11/28 Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

11/30 Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre

12/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

12/02 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

12/04 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union

12/05 Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom



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