Dethklok may be a fictional band on the Adult Swim cartoon “Metalocalypse,” but that won’t stop the group from co-headlining a major tour this...

Dethklok may be a fictional band on the Adult Swim cartoon “Metalocalypse,” but that won’t stop the group from co-headlining a major tour this fall. Progressive metal band Mastodon is taking the animated death metal crew on the road for its upcoming 34-city trek across North America.

The seven-week outing begins October 2 at Roseland Theater in Portland, OR, and closes November 19 at the Palladium in Los Angeles, CA. Highlights along the way include shows on October 17 at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL; October 30 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY; November 5 at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA; and November 13 at Austin City Music Hall in Austin, TX.

The bands will hit four markets in Canada during the late 2009 trek. Those stops include dates on October 4 at Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, BC, and October 23 at Sound Academy in Toronto, ON.

Dethklok’s zany lineup — Nathan Explosion, William Murderface, Skwisgaar Swigelf, Toki Wartooth and Pickles — will be brought to life on tour by co-creator and composer Brendon Small, along with drummer Gene Hoglan, bassist Bryan Beller and guitarist Mike Keneally.

The set will be dark-lit, allowing new Dehtklok animations and music videos to play overhead on a giant projection screen as the musicians perform on-stage. The band is promoting its upcoming second studio album, “Dethklok: The Dethalbum II,” scheduled for release on September 29.

Co-headliners Mastodon will perform a more standard set as they continue to support their fourth studio album, “Crack the Skye.” The band previously completed a spring 2009 tour, during which they performed the new album in its entirety, followed by a second set of songs from the Mastodon catalogue.

Wolfgang's Vault - PostersPresales for the eclectic trek began earlier this week on August 4. The first public ticket sales will begin August 7. More information about ticket sales and pricing is available though the official Adult Swim Web site.

California-based heavy metal band High on Fire and Massachusetts-based hardcore punk group Converge are scheduled to open each performance on the late 2009 tour.

Dethklok & Mastodon itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

October 2Portland, ORRoseland Theater
October 3Seattle, WAWaMu Theater
October 4Vancouver, BCOrpheum Theatre
October 6Calgary, ABBig Four Building
October 7Edmonton, ABShaw Conference Centre
October 9Salt Lake City, UTGreat Saltair
October 10Denver, COFillmore Auditorium
October 12Kansas City, MOUptown Theater
October 13St. Louis, MOThe Pageant
October 14Des Moines, IAVal Air Ballroom
October 16St. Paul, MNMyth
October 17Chicago, ILAragon Ballroom
October 18Milwaukee, WIEagle’s Auditorium
October 20Columbus, OHLC Pavilion
October 21Detroit, MIThe Fillmore Detroit
October 23Toronto, ONSound Academy
October 24Buffalo, NYThe Fairgrounds
October 25Albany, NYArmory
October 27Boston, MAHouse of Blues
October 30New York, NYHammerstein Ballroom
October 31Washington, DCPatriot Center
November 1Philadelphia, PAElectric Factory
November 5Atlanta, GATabernacle
November 6Myrtle Beach, SCHouse of Blues
November 7Orlando, FLHard Rock Live
November 8Pompano Beach, FLPompano Beach Amphitheater
November 11Dallas, TXHouse of Blues
November 12Houston, TXVerizon Wireless Theater
November 13Austin, TXAustin City Music Hall
November 14Tulsa, OKBrady Theater
November 16Las Cruces, NMPan American Center
November 17Mesa, AZMesa Amphitheater
November 18Las Vegas, NVHouse of Blues
November 19Los Angeles, CAPalladium