In an announcement issued Sunday tour organizers said the nature of the illness left the band “no option” other than to cancel dates.
“We have had the most amazing and fun times as part of the Mayhem tour and we are truly grateful for all the support the whole festival has shown us. We will be back at the start of 2012. Once again our apologies.”
Still on the books is the band’s Europe tour scheduled to begin Sept. 14 in Santiago, Spain.
The Rockstar Energy Mayhem featuring Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth, Machine Head, Trivium, Suicide Silence, Unearth, All Shall Perish, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Straight Line Stitch and Red Fang plays Virginia’s Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach Aug. 2; Raleigh, N.C., at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Aug. 3 and Tinley Park, Ill., at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Aug. 5. Visit RockStarMayhemFest.com for more information.