US rockers Of Mice & Men have cancelled the remaining dates of their European tour. The tour was in support of recently released record Cold World. The cancellation comes following frontman Austin Carlile’s health problems during the last two dates of the UK dates in Portsmouth where the band were forced to cut their set short and in Cardiff, where as I’m sure anyone who went will agree, Austin did look very ill. The band are now set to return home so that Austin can get the medical attention he needs.
The band say in a statement on their Facebook page;
“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.”
We here at AltCorner send our best wishes to Austin and the rest of the band.