Mastodon announces first-ever acoustic show – at an aquarium

(Image credit: Mastodon / YouTube)

The mastodon – the extinct, distant relative of the elephant – never adapted to life underwater. But the Mastodon of our time – the hard-riffing metal outfit from Atlanta, Georgia – looks well at home beneath the waves.

Teaming up with live-streaming specialists Dreamstage, the Grammy-winning band has announced Captured Live at Georgia Aquarium, a “unique live experience” which will see Brent Hinds and co deliver their first-ever fully acoustic set from the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta on July 15 at 9PM ET.

Tickets and merch bundle packages are available now, with $1 from each T-shirt bundle package donated to the Georgia Aquarium. If purchased now, tickets are available at $20, and $25 if bought on the day.

The announcement follows Medium Rarities, a collection of the Mastodon's cover tunes, soundtrack contributions, instrumentals, B-sides and live recordings which arrived September 11 last year.

In addition, the band offered a track – Rufus Lives – to the soundtrack for 2020 film Bill and Ted Face the Music, as well as the high-octane Forged By Neron, which appears on DC Comics' Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack, out today (June 18).

For more information on the forthcoming event – and to buy tickets – head to Dreamstage (opens in new tab).


(Image credit: Mastodon)

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Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar (opens in new tab).