Mastodon Cancel Summer Shows, Will Not Play Heavy Montreal

Mastodon Cancel Summer Shows, Will Not Play Heavy Montreal
Mastodon have spent the better part of the year promoting Once More 'Round the Sun in rather non-traditional ways — from hosting twerking competitions to appearing on Game of Thrones to publicly denouncing the genre of heavy metal. And while the band were set to get back to some good, old-fashioned touring, those plans have been unfortunately cut short.
 
The band have cancelled a string of shows, citing "family reasons." The first date on the list of axed shows is the group's appearance at Heavy Montreal. It is the only Canadian date affected.

Mastodon will resume touring in Latin America in late September, while the September 5 show in Reykjavik, Iceland has been rescheduled to December 5. You can see the full list of cancelled dates below.
 
Tour dates:
 
08/07 Montreal, QC - Heavy Montreal Fest
08/12 Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival
08/14 Dinkelsbuehl, Germany - Summer Breeze Fest
08/15 Hamburg, Germany - Elb-Riot Festival
08/16 Dornbirn, Austria, - Bregenz Conrad Sohm
08/18 Cologne, Germany - Essigfabrik
08/19 Berlin, Germany - Kesselhaus
08/20 Charleville Mezieres, France - Cabaret Vert
08/21 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Shelter Marquee
08/25 St. Petersburg, Russia - SKK Arena
08/27 Moscow, Russia - Olympysky
08/29 Reading, England - Reading Festival
08/30 Leeds, England - Leeds/Reading Festival
08/31 Istanbul, Turkey - 100% Metal Headbangers
09/02 Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Theater Club
09/03 Athens, Greece - Gazi Hall Entertainment Stage

12/05 Reykjavik, Iceland - Rokkjotnar Festival