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Mastodon cancel European shows

Posted by on July 20, 2015

Mastodon recently returned from Europe after playing in some festivals over there and were planning to return with a headlining tour this August but the band have cancel all their dates in Europe and their appearance at Heavy MTL due to what a press release calls “personal family matters.”The band will continue their plans to tour in Latin America late September and have postponed their appearance in Iceland that was to have taken place on September 5th to December 5th.

It’s unfortunate that family matters have led to the band having to take some time off. While not being specific about who in particular, the band’s last album Once More ‘Round the Sun, was inspired by the deaths of some of their friends. 2009’s Crack the Skye was written about drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor’s sister, who committed suicide at the age of 14. Here’s hoping that the time off recharges the band and that whatever personal family matters the band’s taking time off for are resolved.

The affected dates are as follows:

 

Aug 7               Montreal, QC                               Heavy Montreal Fest
Aug 12              Oslo, NOR                                    Oya Festival
Aug 14              Dinkelsbuehl, GER                    Summer Breeze Fest
Aug 15              Hamburg, GER                           Elb-Riot Festival
Aug 16              Dornbirn, AUT                           Bregenz Conrad Sohm
Aug 18              Cologne, GER                             Essigfabrik
Aug 19              Berlin, GER                                 Kesselhaus
Aug 20              Charleville Mezieres, FRA      Cabaret Vert
Aug 21              Hasselt, BEL                               Pukkelpop Shelter Marquee
Aug 25              St. Petersburg, RUS                  SKK Arena (w/ Metallica)
Aug 27              Moscow, RUS                             Olympysky (w/ Metallica)
Aug 29              Reading, ENG                            Reading Festival (The Pit Stage)
Aug 30              Leeds, ENG                                Leeds/Reading Festival (The Pit Stage)
Aug 31              Istanbul, TUR                            100% Metal Headbangers
Sept 2              Thessaloniki, GRE                     Principal Theater Club
Sept 3              Athens, GRE                               Gazi Hall Entertainment Stage

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