Neurosis’ Scott Kelly to Perform With Mastodon on November European Tour Dates
This is a serious treat for Mastodon fans. Neurosis frontman and frequent collaborator Scott Kelly will join Mastodon on the road for the entire November leg of their European tour. This opens up the possibility of an extremely unique setlist for Mastodon’s late fall gigs.
With Neurosis acting as one of Mastodon’s biggest influences, the modern metal giants have invited Scott Kelly into the studio for every full-length album since 2004’s Leviathan. Kelly has committed backing vocals and even lyrics to one song per album for 13 years, making him the unofficial fifth Mastodon member and an integral part of the recording process.
Kelly committed vocals to Mastodon’s most-played song of all time according to Setlist.fm, “Crystal Skull.” The third-most performed track in Mastodon history? “Aqua Dementia,” which also boasts a Scott Kelly vocal. Kelly’s inclusion in Mastodon’s upcoming tour may bring out a track that hasn’t been dusted off in a few years. “Crack the Skye” hasn’t been unleashed since 2014, so Kelly’s presence may bring it back into the fold.
Most exciting of all, Kelly’s stage time could even bring songs Mastodon has never performed live before. Once More ‘Round the Sun’s “Diamond in the Witch House” and Emperor of Sand’s “Scorpion Breath,” both of which feature a Scott Kelly appearance, have never graced a Mastodon setlist. Could this be the stage for the songs’ live debuts?
Mastodon 2017 European Tour Dates:
11/10 - Berlin, Germany @ Huxley*+
11/11 - Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja*+
11/13 - Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer*
11/14 - Herford, Germany @ Herford-X*
11/15 - Brussels, Belgium @ AB*
11/17 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg*
11/19 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Munchenbrewery*
11/20 - Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene*
11/22 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Main Hall*
11/23 - Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auense*
11/24 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Bar*
11/25 - Munich, Germany @ Tonhalle*
11/27 - Milan, Italy @ Live Club*
11/28 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex*
11/29 - Paris, France @ Elysee Montmatre*
11/30 - Luxembourg @ Rockhall Club*
12/02 - Cardiff, Wales @ Great Hall
12/04 - Wolverhampton, England @ Civic Hall
12/05 - Nottingham, England @ Rock City
12/06 - Newcastle, England @ Northumbria Uni
12/07 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowland
12/09 - Manchester, England @ Manchester Academy
12/10 - London, England @ Brixton Academy
* indicates dates with Scott Kelly of Neurosis
+ indicates dates with Mastodon and Russian Circles only
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