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2/8/2010  VOLCOM TOUR 2010 U.S. WITH MASTODON, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, BARONESS AND VALIENT THORR
Volcom is proud to announce the 2010 U.S. Volcom Tour, headlined by MASTODON, beginning April 16, 2010 and featuring special guests BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, BARONESS and VALIENT THORR.

The bi-continental Rock n’ Roll road show, better know as The Volcom Tour, entered 2010–its third year in existence–with a bang as MASTODON and TOTIMOSHI stormed across Europe in January and February. Initially conceived and launched in 2007, the inaugural tour featured exclusively Volcom Entertainment acts, VALIENT THORR, RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS, YEAR LONG DISASTER, ASG, TOTIMOSHI and BIRDS OF AVALON. Then in 2008, The Volcom Tour with its humble beginnings only a year before, made a considerable move up in venue sizes with the inclusion of a “legend” status band, MOTORHEAD, as the 2008 U.S. tour’s headliner. Now in 2010 The Volcom Tour is returning with their most exciting line up yet, featuring the best bands today in modern heavy metal; MASTODON, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, BARONESS and VALIENT THORR.

Globally celebrated, critically revered, hard rock masterminds, MASTODON, continue to command media attention finishing out 2009 even stronger that it started with their album, Crack The Skye, placing on numerous “Year End / Best of 2009” critics lists and readers polls including an impressive #8 entry on the prestigious Village Voice Annual Pazz & Jop Critics Poll’s “Top 25 Albums of 2009” list. For the past eleven months MASTODON have toured the world on their own as well as a co-headline tour with Dethklok and dates overseas supporting Metallica which continues to expand their notoriety as a peerless live force of nature. Now on the Volcom Tour this spring will bring the band to the fans in American cities that have yet to experience the “Crack The Skye” live event.

Celebrated progressive rock / cutting-edge metal band BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME (BTBAM) merges unparalleled musical bravery, prodigious musicianship, flawless execution and an angular landscape of forward thinking ideas to reinvent the rock 'n roll idiom while pleasing their harshest critics: themselves. Joining metal’s dexterity and progressive rock’s forward-looking action, BTBAM create spine-tingling sound that contains visceral power, labyrinthine arrangement, mind-boggling melody and majestic beauty. Since its inception, the band has proven itself as a progressive rock pacesetter whose modernist clang pegs it as a paradigm to be followed and a yardstick by which other bands are measured. The band’s critically acclaimed new album “The Great Misdirect” is in stores now.

BARONESS are touring in support of their stunning sophomore album, Blue Record. Blue Record is an instantly-classic album that has landed the band on numerous year- and decade- best of lists. Deep and dark; Blue Record overflows with gossamer melodies and striking, earnest riffs that have become the band’s signature. BARONESS has already headlined through the US and Europe on Blue Record, and will be traveling to Australia and Japan for the first time as a band this spring before they hit the road on the Volcom Tour. The band has also been invited to play at both the Coachella and Bonnaroo festivals this year.

Continuing their single-minded mission to spread their message of peace with a catalyst of hard & fast Rock n’ Roll, the mighty band from the planet Venus, VALIENT THORR, are currently in writing and recording their 5th full-length album, taking some time off from their staggeringly productive tour schedule that finds them averaging close to 250 dates a year. Look for a brand new Valient Thorr song to be released to coincide with the 2010 Volcom Tour.

Volcom Tour 2010 – Mastodon w/Between The Buried And Me, Baroness, Valient Thorr
Apr 16 2010 Charleston, SC – Music Farm* » Buy Tickets
Apr 17 2010 Raleigh, NC, CA – Lincoln Theater* » Buy Tickets
Apr 18 2010 Richmond, VA – The National* » Buy Tickets
Apr 20 2010 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head » Buy Tickets
Apr 21 2010 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom » Buy Tickets
Apr 22 2010 Hartford, CT – Webster » Buy Tickets
Apr 23 2010 Worcester, MA – New Eng Metal Fest » Buy Tickets
Apr 24 2010 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground » Buy Tickets
Apr 26 2010 Pittsburgh, PA – Palace Theater » Buy Tickets
Apr 27 2010 Rochester, NY – Water Street » Buy Tickets
Apr 29 2010 Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room » Buy Tickets
Apr 30 2010 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue » Buy Tickets
May 1 2010 Columbia, MO – Blue Note » Buy Tickets
May 3 2010 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater » Buy Tickets
May 4 2010 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater » Buy Tickets
May 5 2010 San Diego, Ca – House Of Blues » Buy Tickets
May 7 2010 Pomona, CA – Fox Theatre » Buy Tickets
May 8 2010 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre #
May 9 2010 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory » Buy Tickets
May 10 2010 Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater » Buy Tickets
May 11 2010 Spokane, Wa – Knitting Factory » Buy Tickets
May 13 2010 Billing, MT – The Shrine
May 14 2010 Fargo, ND – The Venue » Buy Tickets
May 15 2010 Omaha, NE – Sokol Hall » Buy Tickets
May 16 2010 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall » Buy Tickets
May 18 2010 Madison, WI – Orpheum » Buy Tickets
May 19 2010 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club » Buy Tickets
May 20 2010 Memphis, TN – Minglewood » Buy Tickets
May 21 2010 Knoxville, TN – Valarium
May 22 2010 Lexington, KY - Buster's » Buy Tickets

* NO BARONESS

# The Missing LinkTM featuring MASTODON, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, HIGH ON FIRE, BARONESS, PRIESTESS, VALIENT THORR, BLACK COBRA, BISON BC

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