OF MICE & MEN – Aaron Pauley [vocals + bass] Alan Ashby [guitar] Valentino Arteaga [drums] and Phil Manansala [guitar] – have announced two UK headline shows, following on from their huge tour with BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. UK dates as below:
Sat 10 LONDON Alexandra Palace | with BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
Sun 11 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena | with BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
Mon 12 NEWCASTLE Riverside | HEADLINE
Tue 13 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy | HEADLINE
The band have also revealed the video for INSTINCTS, the latest track to be taken from the DEFY album, released earlier this year by Rise Records. You can watch the video below:
“Instincts was filmed during our most recent trips to Australia and Japan,” says singer Aaron Pauley. “The video showcases the raw intensity that we’ve seen this song bring to crowds all over the world. When the idea for doing a video for the song came up, we collectively decided that the only way we could do it justice was to show this song’s live power, and here it is. Turn it up and bang your head!”
The DEFY album was produced by Howard Benson [My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace, Skillet, The All-American Rejects] and mixed by Chris Lord Alge [Green Day, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against]. OF MICE & MEN previously teased the album with the singles BACK TO ME, UNBREAKABLE, WARZONE and DEFY. These songs have since accumulated over 8 million Spotify streams and over 6 million YouTube / VEVO views.
Over the course of almost a decade, OF MICE & MEN have steadily risen to the top of the genre's ranks, hitting #1 on both the Billboard Rock and Independent Charts and #4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. The band has racked up close to 5 million social media followers, along with a following so dedicated that it's practically disciple-like in its fandom and, throughout these years, OF MICE & MEN have shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park, Slipknot and Queens of the Stone Age.