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Dethklok and Mastodon Touring 34 Cities

Not only is Dethklok getting its own video game, but Brendan Small's once-imaginary band has somehow managed to arrange a 7-week tour with Mastodon, the most popular metal act to come out of Atlanta and Metallica's current tour opener. Mastodon's Crack the Skye hit the streets in March of this year, and Dethklok's Dethalbum II drops Sept. 8.

High on Fire and Converge will open the 34 shows–one of which will be at GMU's Patriot Center on Oct. 31.

Electronic Arts is sponsoring the tour (which is sort of odd if you consider the new Dethklok video game is a Konami product), thus every concert will have console stations where audience members can try out Brutal Legend, EA's new video game featuring voiceover work by Jack Black.

More deets after the jump.

Ticket ordering information, from the press release:

[A] ticket pre-sale that begins on Tuesday, August 4 at 10:00 AM EST, while the full allotment of tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, August 7.  For more information about the tour including the pre-sale ticket password, price ranges and how to order, please visit www.adultswimpresents.com.

And a few East Coast tour stops/dates:

10/24 The Fairgrounds, Buffalo, NY
10/25 Armory, Albany, NY
10/27 House of Blues, Boston, MA
10/30 Hammerstein Ballroom, NY, NY
10/31 GMU Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA
11/1 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
11/5 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

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