Mastodon has announced a new set of tour dates for the Fall, including opening slots for heavy metal icons Judas Priest, as well as a series of dates with Clutch and/or Corrosion of Conformity opening.

It's a small relief for fans who may have been concerned after the group cancelled 16 dates, largely in Europe, due to "a personal family matter" earlier this year. Fans of heavy rock on the West Coast are in for a treat if they can get out to one of the band's opening slots for Judas Priest (who, Music Times recently found out, is excellent live), and Mastodon's headlining gigs don't look to bad either sharing the bill with blues rockers Clutch and fellow sludge advocates Corrosion of Conformity. Among the dates listed are stops at festivals Rock in Rio and Slipknot's Knotfest.

Check out the full list of dates below:

09/25: Rio de Janeiro @ Rock in Rio

09/27: Sao Paulo @ Anhembi

09/28: Santiago @ Comes Louder Festival

10/16: Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre (w/ Judas Priest)

10/17: Las Vegas @ The Pearl (w/ Judas Priest)

10/18: Sacramento @ Ace of Spades

10/20: San Francisco @ The Warfield (w/ Judas Priest)

10/21 San Jose @ City National Civic (w/ Judas Priest)

10/22: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre (w/ Judas Priest)

10/24: San Bernardino @ KnotFest

10/26: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater (w/ Judas Priest)

10/28 Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall (w/ Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity)

10/29: Dallas @ Gas Monkey Live (w/ Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity)

10/30 Houston @ Bayou Music Center (w/ Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity)

10/31: New Orleans @ Civic Theater (w/ Corrosion of Conformity)

11/01 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City (w/ Corrosion of Conformity)

11/03: Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center Theatre (w/ Clutch)

11/06: Huntington, NJ @ The Paramount (w/ Clutch)

11/07: Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center (w/ Clutch)

11/10 Halifax, Nova Scotia @ Scotiabank Centre (w/ Clutch)

11/12: Toronto @ Air Canada Centre (w/ Clutch)

12/05: Reykjavik @ Rokkjotnar Festival