Mastodon | Las Rageous Festival | Las Vegas, Nevada, April 22, 2017.

Mastodon is a band for people who truly love music, with none of that formulaic predictable bullshit. I’ve been going to concerts for over 30 years and photographed hundreds of bands. I sometimes find myself numb to the whole experience but Mastodon reminds me why I fell in love with music to begin with. On this night, after photographing the first three songs I walked into the thick of the crowd and got lost in the experience.

Their set was heavy on new songs from recent release Emperor of Sand, with a great choice of older songs mixed in.  Apparently I’m not the only one who had been listening to the new songs on repeat because the crowd was singing along just like I was.

Mastodon was my favorite set of the weekend and I can’t wait to see them again.  Luckily I won’t have to wait long, it has been announced they are headlining Psycho Las Vegas in August along with King Diamond!

Mastodon Setlist, Las Vegas, April 22, 2017 | Emperor of Sand Tour
1. Sultan’s Curse
2. Divinations
3. Ancient Kingdom
4. Bladecatcher
5. Black Tongue
6. Ember City
7. Andromeda
8. Show Yourself
9. Precious Stones
10. Steambreather
11. March of the Fire Ants

About The Author

Karen Wiehl
Photographer | Editor

Photographer of Concerts, Skateboarding, & other adventures | Digital➡️Fujix100t, Canon7dMII, iPhone7+ | Film➡️Pentax 67, Polaroid 250/SX70, Canon AE1

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