Of Mice & Men Frontman Electrocuted

Poor Austin Carlile just can’t catch a break.

The unfortunate Of Mice & Men frontman spent the summer in and out of hospitals due to his Marfan syndrome acting up and a broken rib that he obtained during the band’s most recent tour. Now, Carlile can add electrocution to the long list of reasons that he has called a hospital home.

Over the weekend, it appears that Of Mice & Men, or at least Carlile, had been rehearsing after the band’s several month hiatus. During the rehearsal, Carlile’s microphone malfunctioned, resulting in the singer receiving an electric shock. He went onto Twitter the day after he had been released from the hospital to update fans on what had happened.

In a pair of tweets, Carlile revealed that he had been hospitalized for 24 hours as a precaution. He also wrote that he received burns on his fingers from the mic shock and feels like he had been “run over by a truck.”

Not a good feeling for someone who had spent over a month recovering from multiple surgeries. Read the pair of tweets below.

Back in August, Of Mice & Men announced they had cancelled the remainder of their 2015 tour dates, including Ozzfest Japan in November, so that Carlile could “recover so that we may come back in 2016 stronger than ever.”

Wishing Austin a speedy recovery. Again.

Of Mice & Men Prove They’re “Never Giving Up” in New Video

When Of Mice & Men announced they had to cancel the last stops of their “Full Circle Tour,” fans for those dates were understandably saddened. When the band unveiled that the cancellations stemmed from frontman Austin Carlile being hospitalized, fans were even more understanding about the turn of events.

Now, several months after the tour was scheduled to wrap, the band has returned with a brand new music video for one of the newer songs featured on their recently released album, Restoring Force: Full Circle; the deluxe edition of the band’s third studio album, Restoring Force. The song is titled “Never Giving Up”; a fitting title since that has been one of Carlile’s mottos since his hospitalization and slew of surgeries.

The band released the black-and-white music video via USA Today on Friday (Sept. 11) which features live footage of the band on stage, traveling, and behind-the-scene antics. The music video can be seen below.

In addition to the music video, the band has also released a second video to coincide with the release of “Never Giving Up.” The second video features Carlile recounting what led to his hospitalization and eventual cancellation of the tour. As it turns out, he had been “suffering from a broken rib throughout the tour” which resulted in four inches of rib and cartilage being removed.

“Three times while I was on the road, I had to stop and get nerve blocks, a shot in my spine and a shot in the back of my rib, just to numb the pain of the broken rib I had every night of playing the shows,” he says in the video.

Watch Carlile’s message to fans below.

But for anyone who follows him on social media, especially Instagram, it looks like Carlile’s recovery is going very well. The frontman has been vigilant in updating fans about his recovery, even posting images of the comic books and regular books he’s been reading during his “down time.”

But if deep down inside you were holding a candle for the band hitting the road before the year ends, those hopes have been dashed. In a recent post by the band on Facebook, all 2015 tour dates including their appearance at the Louder Than Life Festival next month in Louisville as well as Ozzfest Japan have been cancelled.

“Whilst the surgeries Austin underwent earlier this summer went well, it is important that we allow him time to recover so that we may come back in 2016 stronger than ever,” the band wrote back in August.

We’re sure they’ll be “stronger than ever” come 2016.

Of Mice and Men Frontman “Closer to 100%”

Of Mice and Men frontman Austin Carlile has given fans a major update about his health; he’s “closer to 100%.”

The frontman, who was hospitalized at the beginning of June, has had to undergo several serious surgeries during the last month due to Marfans Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissues. But through the horrendous ordeals, one thing stayed constant, Carlile’s goal of getting better and making sure fans were updated on his recovery.

Last weekend, Carlile posted a major update for fans in which he revealed that he is getting closer to 100%.

He followed up the good news by revealing that he is also undergoing physical therapy and that even though it’s hard, “nothing comes easy.”

It also appears that getting better isn’t the only goal the singer has set. Taking a look at Of Mice and Men’s website, it appears that they have some upcoming shows still scheduled for 2015. The first has the band performing at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY on Oct. 3 and 4. A little over a month after that, they are scheduled to head overseas to play at Ozzfest Japan on Nov. 21.

Of Mice and Men Frontman Undergoes ‘Big Operation’

Of Mice and Men frontman Austin Carlile underwent a serious and “big” surgery yesterday, over a week after OM&M broke the news that the band had to cancel the final two days of their “Full Circle Tour” with Crown the Empire and Volumes due to their singer being hospitalized.

When the news broke, no one knew what led to Carlile’s hospitalization, but it was eventually revealed it was stemming from Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue, which the singer has.

Last week, Carlile had updated fans that he was being moved from the hospital he had been checked into to Stanford University where he would be in the care of his own cardiologist as well as a Marfan specialist.

On Twitter yesterday, Carlile updated fans with the news about the then upcoming surgery and hoped that it would be “the most effective of all the procedures they’ve tried” on him to combat Marfan or at least keep it at bay.

After his several posts on both Twitter and Instagram, support immediately began to flood in from fans as well as fellow musicians. OM&M bandmate Aaron Pauley, Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb, and Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta all sent him well wishes in their own kooky way, as can be seen below.


Like everyone else, we wish Carlile nothing but the best and hope you get better soon!

Austin Carlile Updates Fans on Hospitalization

It’s been several days since Of Mice & Men broke the news to fans that the final two stops of their “Full Circle Tour” had been cancelled due to frontman Austin Carlile being hospitalized for unknown reasons.

Now, four days later, Carlile has taken to Twitter to thank the fans for their dedication and well-wishes. He also updated his followers that he will be transferred to Stanford University sometime this week to get the “health situation at hand under control” and to be in the care of his cardiologist and a Marfan specialist.

One silver-lining in all of this; Carlile’s promise that he’s “never giving up.”

Check out the slew of tweets from the singer and a picture update from the hospital on Instagram below.


Of Mice & Men were supposed to wrap up their “Full Circle Tour” earlier this week (June 9) at El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City. The tour was in support of the reissue of 2014’s Restoring Force, Restoring Force: Full Circle which came out earlier this year.

Of Mice & Men to Head Out on Headlining Tour

Of Mice & Men will be heading out on tour this Spring in support of the re-issue of their 2014 album, Restoring Force.

The tour will feature the California band headlining all dates (minus three stops) and support from Crown the Empire and Volumes.

The tour will begin on Apr. 28 at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale and wrap up a month and a half later on June 7 at Soma in San Diego.

On the tour schedule, which can be seen below, the band reveal that there will be a couple of dates which they will not be headlining. Those three stops are three different music festivals that they will be performing at. Those include:  Carolina Rebellion that will take place in Charlotte, NC; the first annual Rock in Rio due to take place in Las Vegas (they will be performing during the festival’s “Rock” weekend); Columbus, OH’s Rock on the Range; and Pryor, OK’s Rocklahoma.


April 28 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

April 30 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

May 1 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

May 2 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion **

May 6 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

May 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

May 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ Rock In Rio **

May 11 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Balroom

May 12 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

May 13 – New York City, NY @ Best Buy Theater

May 16 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range **

May 17 – Sauget, IL @ Pops

May 19 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues

May 20 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues

May 21 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre

May 23 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues

May 24 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma **

May 26 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

May 27 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall

May 29 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater

May 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

June 1 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

June 2 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market

June 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

June 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

June 7 – San Diego, CA @ Soma

**=not headlining shows

Last week, Of Mice & Men released the music video for their new song “Broken Generation” from Restoring Force: Full Circle which is scheduled to be released on Feb. 24 through Rise Records.

Of Mice & Men to Re-Release ‘Restoring Force’


Of Mice & Men are about to head out on “The Hunting Party Tour,” Linkin Party and Rise Against’s major arena tour, but before they can get to that trek in mid-January, the band have revealed plans to re-release their third studio album.

The re-issue will be titled Restoring Force: Full Circle and is set to be released on Feb. 24 through Rise Records; a week or so after they finish up the Linkin Park tour.

All 11 tracks that were featured on the original record will of course be featured on the re-release, but the band will also be including three new tracks including an acoustic version of “Feels Like Forever.”

The album art for the re-release as well as the track list can be seen below.


1.”Public Service Announcement”
2.”Feels Like Forever”
3.”Bones Exposed”
4.”Would You Still Be There”
5.”Glass Hearts”
6.”Another You”
7.”Break Free”
8.”You Make Me Sick”
9.”Identity Disorder”
10.”You’re Not Alone”
11.”Space Enough to Grow”
12.”Broken Generation”
13.”Something To Hide”
14.”Never Giving Up”
15.”Feels Like Forever” (Acoustic Version)

Pre-orders are currently on the band’s official website where they give fans a variety of bundle options to choose from.

As for “The Hunting Party Tour,” that will kick off on Jan. 15, 2015 in Orlando with stops in several North American cities before wrapping up on Feb. 14, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. Those dates can be seen here.

Rock on the Range Unveil 2015 Line Up

Rock on the Range are beating all the other music festival by revealing the complete line-up for next year’s event, today.

The yearly music festival announced that some big names in the rock world will be headlining including Slipknot, Breaking Benjamin, Linkin Park, Judas Priest and many more.

“It’s been way too long since Slipknot has played ROTR…five years is too long. We’re coming back with a new album and a new show. It’ll feel good to headline again. Everyone, prepare for hell,” Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor said about the band’s involvement in next year’s festival.

“We’re very excited to be back and playing Rock On The Range. It was an honor to be a part of the very first ROTR back in ‘07 and we’re grateful to return to be a part of this amazing rock n roll event,” Breaking Benjamin’s Ben Burnley said, mirroring Taylor’s sentiments.

But like it as said, Breaking Benjamin and Slipknot are not the only ones to be heading to Columbus, OH’s Crew Stadium during the weekend of May 15-17, 2015.

Check out the full list of artists which include Anthrax, Marilyn Manson, Of Mice and Men, You Me at Six, Dillinger Escape Plan, and many, many more.


Linkin Park, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Of Mice & Men, Ministry, Anthrax, Tech N9ne, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Live, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Yelawolf, In Flames, Motionless In White, Saxon, Rival Sons, Falling In Reverse, Apocalyptica, Hatebreed, Periphery, Nonpoint, Babymetal, The Devil Wears Prada, Dillinger Escape Plan, We Are Harlot, Starset, New Medicine, Beartooth, You Me At Six, Young Guns,Dorothy, Crobot, Shaman’s Harvest, Like A Storm, Unlocking The Truth, Islander, Marmozets, Sabatron, Upon A Burning Body, From Ashes To New, Red Son Rising, and Santa Cruz

General admission for the three-day festival will go on sale beginning on Friday, Dec. 5 at 10 in the morning, EDT.

Of Mice & Men Cancel Upcoming Tour Dates


Bad news has surfaced for fans of Of Mice & Men who happen to live across the pond. The band have announced that they will be cancelling several shows due to frontman Austin Carlile’s health.

The band have been on a major tour since 2014 began, and it looks like the heavy touring might have caught up with Carlile. Early this morning, OM&M posted an update on all their social media accounts explaining that they have been forced to cancel several of their upcoming European tour dates.

The reason behind the cancellation all stems from Carlile and his “unforseen health issues.”

The cancellation means that their appearances at some European festivals including Pukkelpop and Summer Breeze have been scraped. One festival that will not be OM&M-less; Reading and Leeds.

The festival which is slated to take place next weekend (August 22-24) , will not be missing the California band from their line-up.

Read the band’s statement below and wish Carlile a speeding recovery.

Due to Austin having unforeseen health issues we’re unfortunately not going to be able to play the first few festivals of our upcoming tour in Europe while he rests up. This will include our scheduled appearances at Summer Breeze today, Pukkelpop on Friday and Elb-Riot and X-Rockest this weekend. We apologise to our fans in Belgium and Germany who were attending these shows but we will be back soon to make up for this. We are going to be resuming our tour on August 19th in Berlin and all other upcoming shows including Reading and Leeds Festivals are unaffected.

The band’s latest record, Restoring Force was released back in January and reached the number 4 spot on the Billboard 200.

Of Mice & Men Looking For Fans For Music Video Shoot


Are you a big fan of Of Mice & Men?

Ever wanted to participate in the making of a music video?

Currently residing in or near Los Angeles?

Well fans, it looks like the band needs your help with the making of their upcoming music video. The music video will be filmed tomorrow, April 5th in Los Angeles, but there are some conditions to it, like all things. The first is that all people participating need to be 18 years or older and have their own transportation to and from the shoot. The shoot only needs 10-15 fans, so it would be wise to send an email to the address given below in the official statement below because it is a ‘first come, first serve’ scenario.

Check out the advertisement and we hope to see you in the future music video.

Friends in the Los Angeles area! WE NEED YOUR HELP ! On Saturday we are filming a new video and we need 10 – 15 of you to come and take part. You must be over 18 years old, have transport to and from the shoot and be available no later than 12pm to 8pm on Saturday April 5th. If you are interested please send your name, where you’re from and some photographs of yourself to this email address asap – rmpcasting@gmail.com – FIRST COME FIRST SERVED! Looking forward to seeing some of you on Saturday!