Of Mice & Men Singer Austin Carlile Hospitalized, Band Nixes Last Two Spring Tour Dates
Of Mice & Men had to cancel the last two dates of their ‘Full Circle Tour' after singer Austin Carlile was hospitalized Saturday. The band had two more gigs scheduled, one Sunday in San Diego (6/7) and one in Mexico City on Tuesday (6/9). In a Facebook post, the group revealed that Carlile stayed overnight at the hospital on doctor’s recommendations. They didn’t disclose why he was admitted.
The band's statement reads: “Of Mice & Men regrets to announce that the remaining dates of the 'Full Circle Tour' will be cancelled. Therefore, tonight’s [Sunday's] show at Soma in San Diego and Tuesday’s show at El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City will no longer go ahead. Lead singer Austin Carlile was admitted to a hospital yesterday morning and per doctor’s orders has been kept in overnight for evaluation. The band regrets not being able to perform for their fans and hopes to be back in both cities as soon as possible. Refunds for both shows will be available at point of purchase, however Of Mice & Men are planning to reschedule both shows for a later date in the year. We will have more news on this in the the coming weeks and tickets holders are welcome to retain their tickets, as they will remain valid for these rescheduled dates."
Of Mice & Men began their spring tour on April 25 in Jacksonville, Fla., and played throughout the month of May and the beginning of June. They've been performing behind their latest disc, Restoring Force: Full Circle, an extended edition of their last full length album. The plus-size effort contained an additional single “Broken Generation” and an acoustic version of “Feels Live Forever.”
Last September, Carlile caught up with Full Metal Jackie and talked about some previous health issues that caused the band to cancel some European tour dates. He explained, "I had actually hurt my neck and because I went a while without getting it taken care of — it was pushing up against the back of my heart and because I have heart issues, they thought it was this whole big deal. So I spent a good three days in the hospital, two nights in the ICU. It wasn’t very fun but I’m OK now with physical therapy and all that good stuff. I’ll be back, I’ll be good to go. Just like always."
Hopefully, Carlile's current health issues are not serious. We wish him a speedy recovery.