Sad news to report from the Gojira camp, as the mother of frontman Joe Duplantier and drummer Mario Duplantier has passed away.

Brothers Joe and Mario Duplantier have been tearing up the world of metal over over a decade with some of the genre's most finely crafted music, but today, the duo mourn the loss of their mother. Due to the passing, Gojira have chosen to cancel their July 6 gig in Luxembourg, their Martigny, Switzerland, show on July 7 and their Prattien, Switzerland gig booked for July 8.

Gojira posted the following statement on Facebook:

We are deeply saddened to report that the brothers Joe and Mario Duplantier's mother, passed away last night. As a result, Gojira will be postponing their upcoming performances this week in Luxembourg July 6th, Martigny July 7th, and Prattein July 8th.
Best efforts will be made to reschedule these dates, and refunds will be available at point of purchase. We sincerely thank all of you for your understanding and support during this difficult time.

We'd like to send our condolences to Joe and Mario Duplantier along with the friends, family and other loved ones of the metal musicians' mother.

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