Unconfirmed rumors of Mastodon’s breakup abound, dear readers. That their European tour this summer is no longer happening has been confirmed, however. This, from the band’s website:
MASTODON regret to inform their fans that their upcoming Summer tour of Europe originally set to begin June 5, in Germany and ending July 3, in Finland has been cancelled. Guitarist Bill Kelliher who has been diagnosed with Pancreatitis has been advised by doctors to continue further medical treatment. Bill’s medical team are optimistic and expect a full recovery in the weeks ahead as the band looks forward to being part of BlackDiamondSkye also featuring Alice In Chains, Deftones, slated to begin Sep. 16, in Chicago.
Update: According to a post on their official message board, the band is indeed still a band. Another block quote for your reading pleasure: Continue reading