“We are honored and excited to receive our first Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Album of 2016,” the band said in a statement. “We want to thank the Gojira fans around the world who have continued to help us achieve many firsts with Magma. We couldn’t be more proud and grateful.”
The other nominees for Best Metal Performance are Baroness for “Shock Me,” Korn for “Rotting in Vain,” Megadeth for “Dystopia” and Periphery for “The Price is Wrong.”
The other Best Rock Album nominees are Blink 182 for California, Cage the Elephant for Tell Me I’m Pretty, Panic! At the Disco for Death of a Bachelor and Weezer for Weezer.
The nominees for Best Rock Performances are Alabama Shakes for “Joe (Live from Austin City Limits),” Beyoncé featuring Jack White for “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” David Bowie for “Blackstar,” Disturbed for “The Sound of Silence” and Twenty One Pilots for “Heathens.”
The nominees for Best Rock Song are “Blackstar” by David Bowie, “Burn the Witch” by Radiohead, “Hardwired” by Metallica, “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots and “My Name is Human” by Highly Suspect.
This coming spring, Gojira is set to embark on a string of U.S. dates starting May 4 at Nashville, Tennessee’s War Memorial Auditorium. Gojira also will perform festival sets at Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion (May 5) and Rock on the Range (May 19 to 21). The tour will include a stop at Morrison, Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 11 for a performance with Opeth. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks. For tickets more information, visit, www.Gojira-Music.com.
GOJIRA 2017 U.S. TOUR DATES
* with Opeth
5/4 – Nashville, Tennessee – War Memorial Auditorium*
5/5 – Concord, North Carolina – Charlotte Motor Speedway – Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion#
5/6 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The Electric Factory*
5/7 – Sayreville, New Jersey – Starland Ballroom*
5/9 – Chicago, Illinois – Vic Theatre*
5/11 – Morrison, Colorado – Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
5/12 – Kansas City, Missouri – Arvest bank Theater at The Midland*
5/13 – Indianapolis, Indiana – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*
5/19-5/21 – Columbus, Ohio – Mapfre Stadium – Rock On The Range#