Godsmack will embark on a headlining North American tour later this month with Volbeat, and drummer Shannon Larkin told Twin Cities Media how the pairing came about, saying, “Well, first of all, we think they’re great. They write great songs and they sound unique. Second, their tour manager has been friends with our tour manager for a few years. While over in Europe, our tour manager got to talking with theirs and said, ‘Hey, maybe we can make something happen.'” He added, “The stars just aligned. We made the calls. They were into it, we were into it. We figure it would be a scratch-my-back-scratch-your-back kind of thing since we’re bigger than them in America and they’re bigger than us in Europe. So we figured we’ll take them out in America and go out with them in Europe.” Godsmack’s tour with Volbeat will kick off in Nashville on April 16th and will end on May 6th in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Eleven of the dates will take place in Canada, with Volbeat co-headlining for most of the Canadian shows.