Late last week we found out that Mastodon were cancelling their tour with Dinosaur Jr. that was scheduled to hit the Rave in Milwaukee on next week. All that we knew at the time was that there was a critical situation in regards to someone within the Mastodon family. Now we know who that someone is. The band’s manager Nick John is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. Both Brent Hinds and Brann Dailor took to Instagram to say a few words about their longtime manager.
The most kind and beautiful being is in need of very strong amazing vibes more than a ever ..! My friend and manager @nickjzoso who is mainly responsible for mastodons success has been stricken with pancreatic cancer and has been fighting so hard that he is withering away and taking a little bit of me with him.💔
Help send all the power and love of the universe to our dear friend and manager Nick John. I don’t know where Mastodon would be without him. He is absolutely integral to the success we have achieved as a band not to mention one of the best people you’d ever hope to meet. We all deeply love and care for him. Send your love his way. Thank you
Mastodon’s latest album Emperor of Sand is mostly about the band member’s struggles with family members being struck with cancer. Sad to see it happen yet again. No word yet on make up dates for the cancelled tour.