NEWS: MASTODON TO ACCEPT BITCOIN

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PRESS RELEASE:

June 11, 2014  (BURBANK, CA) – Today, the world’s leading bitcoin payment processor, BitPay, announced a partnership with Reprise Records’ artist, Mastodon, making them the first major label band to accept bitcoin through BitPay. Mastodon’s new album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, is scheduled for release on June 24th and will be available at mastodonrocks.com/bitcoin.

 

Mastodon is one of the most successful hard rock bands of the past decade, both critically and commercially. The band is well-known for its innovative sound and style, making them a perfect candidate for the bitcoin community.

 

“We’re excited to work with fellow Atlanta-natives BitPay for our new album,” mentioned in a statement by Mastodon, “We want to give our fans as many options to buy our new album as possible and are happy that bitcoin can be one of those choices.”

 

BitPay is honored to partner with Reprise Records’ artist Mastodon. Having a major label artist embrace bitcoin is a definite sign of bitcoin’s growth and expansion into the world of music,” said BitPay’s Executive Chairman, Tony Gallippi.

 

In addition to the album release and Mastodon’s summer tour, their brand new music video for “High Road,” directed by Roboshobo, is premiering today on Pitchfork.

 

Catch Mastodon on tour this summer:

JUN 11

Z7 KONZERTFABRIK

PRATTELN, SWITZERLAND

JUN 13

BONNAROO

MANCHESTER, TN

JUN 20

AMNESIA ROCKFEST

MONTEBELLO, CANADA

JUN 26

HEDON

ZWOLLE, NETHERLANDS

JUN 27

MELKWEG

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

JUN 28

GRASPOP

DESSEL, BELGIUM

JUN 29

PARK LIVE

MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

JUL 03

MAIN SQUARE FESTIVAL

ARRAS, FRANCE

JUL 04

LE ZENITH

w/ GHOST

PARIS, FRANCE

JUL 06

KNEBWORTH PARK

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

JUL 18

MALAKOFF ROCK FESTIVAL

NORDFJORDEID, NORWAY

JUL 19

BUKTA OPEN AIR FESTIVAL

TROMSØ, NORWAY

SEP 06

HOPSCOTCH FESTIVAL

RALEIGH, NC

SEP 12

RIOT FEST CHICAGO – PERFORMANCE DATE TBD

CHICAGO, IL

About BitPay

BitPay is a Payment Service Provider (PSP) specializing in eCommerce, B2B, and enterprise solutions for the Bitcoin digital currency.

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Paris365

An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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