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.)

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October 2 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
October 3 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
October 4 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
October 6 Calgary, AB Big Four Building
October 7 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre
October 9 Salt Lake City, UT Great Saltair
October 10 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
October 12 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
October 13 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
October 14 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
October 16 St. Paul, MN Myth
October 17 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
October 18 Milwaukee, WI Eagle’s Auditorium
October 20 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
October 21 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
October 23 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
October 24 Buffalo, NY The Fairgrounds
October 25 Albany, NY Armory
October 27 Boston, MA House of Blues
October 30 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
October 31 Washington, DC Patriot Center
November 1 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
November 5 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
November 6 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
November 7 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
November 8 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheater
November 11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
November 12 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
November 13 Austin, TX Austin City Music Hall
November 14 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
November 16 Las Cruces, NM Pan American Center
November 17 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheater
November 18 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
November 19 Los Angeles, CA Palladium