October 11, 2016


Of Mice & Men Cancel European Tour to 'Focus on Austin Carlile’s Health'

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Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images

Of Mice & Men announced they've canceled the rest of their European tour in order to focus on frontman Austin Carlile's health. The rock band revealed the news to fans on Facebook, explaining they had to "cut short our set in Portsmouth on Saturday night due to Austin being in pain throughout the show."

After the band tried to recoup for another concert the following day, they realized it was best to stop the tour and help their friend. Fans who purchased tickets for upcoming shows will be refunded. 

Read Of Mice & Men's full statement below:

"Dear European Fans,

It is with our sincerest apologies that we are forced to cancel the remaining dates on this current headline tour. We had to cut short our set in Portsmouth on Saturday night due to Austin being in pain throughout the show. We attempted to play the show in Cardiff the following night, but it became increasingly obvious that we were not able to continue and that we need to focus on Austin’s health. As much as we wish we could complete the remaining dates of this tour we know that we would be doing a disservice to all of our loyal fans, as well as ourselves, performing under the current circumstances. The reality is that we feel the best thing to do right now is go home, get Austin the appropriate medical attention & regroup before we head back out on the road again. We appreciate that our fans understand how important it is that we put health first & foremost & know that we would never cancel shows unless we felt it absolutely necessary. Refunds will be available at point of purchase for all cancelled shows. 

Much love- Aaron, Alan, Austin, Phil & Tino"

The news comes after Carlile revealed he suffered a collapsed lung in the middle of Denver concert in August. "I couldn't breathe right and I was gasping. I managed to do the rest of the show. Then the medics came and gave me oxygen and the lung somehow kind of naturally re-inflated," he said. "The best laid plans for Of Mice and Men often go awry. I can't plan for much because I feel like life is always going to throw me a curve ball." 

The singer and his band mates were promoting their fourth album Cold World (released on Sept. 9). Below, watch Of Mice & Men tell us about touring with Marilyn Manson and Slipknot at the 2016 APMAs: