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 & Men Cancel Tour Dates Due to Frontman’s Hospitalization

Fans of Of Mice & Men who were slated to see the final days of the band’s current tour were given some disappointing news; the shows have been cancelled.

Over the weekend, frontman Austin Carlile was admitted into the hospital and was advised by doctors to stay overnight, though there has been no word on what exactly led to Carlile being admitted in the first place.

The band took to Facebook after his admittance to release a statement about the cancellation of the final dates of their tour and how they will make it up to those unfortunate fans.

“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 coming weeks and tickets holders are welcome to retain their tickets, as they will remain valid for these rescheduled dates.”

In a twist, as pointed out by Loudwire, this isn’t the first time the band has had to cancel tour dates due to Carlile being hospitalized. Last year, the band has to cancel some European stops because Carlile had gotten a neck injury that he never got checked out. It ended up pushing at the back of his heart and due to previous heart issues, he had to remain hospitalized for several days.

The now-cancelled remaining days of the “Full Circle Tour” was in support of the band’s recently released album, Restoring Force: Full Circle, the reissue of 2014’s Restoring Force.

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 Call Out the “Broken Generation”


Of Mice & Men have just released their music video for their song, “Broken Generation” from their upcoming reissue of 2014’s album of the same name, Restoring Force: Full Circle.

With a title like that, it gives the impression that the California band have a lot to say about the generation that makes up part of their fanbase.

Fitting with the song of said broken generation is its music video showcasing what has become the norm in the 2000’s; everyone so glued to their electronics that they don’t even notice the things happening in front of them.

We especially loved the parts of the people at the party on their phone s rather than socializing with one another and the customer at the restaurant completely oblivious to the waitress because she’s on her phone. Sadly, it has become the norm and what’s even more sad are those that always say they will “die” if they can’t have a phone on hand (or those that are always frantically looking for an outlet to charge).

Watch the music video below.

Restoring Force: Full Circle will be released on Feb. 24.

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.