Thursday, August 30, 2018

Mastodon cancel North American tour due to critical situation

Mastodon have cancelled their upcoming fall North American tour due to a “critical situation” within the band’s circle.

“Mastodon regrets to inform fans that due to a critical situation of a member of the Mastodon family, their upcoming tour with Dinosaur Jr. will be cancelled,” said the group in a statement. “Mastodon would like to extend their sincerest thanks to their loyal fans as well as the fans of Dinosaur Jr. for their support and understanding at this time.

"The band hopes to make up these shows at a future time, but as of now, no plans for rescheduling have been set."

Mastodon’s three-week run – with guests Dinosaur Jr. – in support of their latest record, “Emperor Of Sand”, was scheduled to begin September 1 in Edmonton, AB.

Tickets and VIP upgrades for the trek will be refunded at point of purchase.

Recorded with producer Brendan O’Brien, the Atlanta group’s seventh album debuted at No. 7 on the US Billboard 200 upon its spring 2017 release.

Mastodon’s fall run was set to follow an extensive late spring/early summer US tour with Primus that wrapped up early last month.

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