Sadly, it would appear that Mastodon’s longtime manager Nick John is in a battle with pancreatic cancer. This has caused the band to cancel their upcoming tour with Dinosaur Jr. and Netherlands as a “critical situation of a member of the Mastodon family”.
Following this, Brent Hinds and Brann Dailor have released statements in regards to the situation. These can both be found through the Instagram posts provided down below.
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