Of Mice & Men have been forced to cancel the rest of their European tour, after the band were struck by illness.
Frontman Austin Carlile, formerly of Attack Attack! was performing in Portsmouth at the weekend when the band had to cut their set short. Writing on Facebook, the band revealed that they’d be flying him home for treatment before rescheduling the rest of the effected shows.
“It is with our sincerest apologies that we are forced to cancel the remaining dates on this current headline tour,” they wrote. “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 band continued: “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.”
Of Mice & Men’s tour in 2015 was struck by incident, when Carlile was hospitalised after being electrocuted by a microphone – as well as suffering from undisclosed health issues earlier in the year.