Bring Me The Horizon's Oli Sykes posts update after onstage attack in Salt Lake City - video

Sykes says his band and touring party avoided injury, but some of their fans were hurt

Bring Me The Horizon's Oli Sykes posts update after onstage attack in Salt Lake City - video

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Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes has posted an update about the onstage attack that took place during his band's gig in Salt Lake City on Monday night (October 3).

The singer, who was performing with the band as part of their current US headline tour, was attacked by a number of gig goers during their set after he became angry when bottles and other objects were thrown from the crowd and told members to come up onstage and address him personally.

Soon after this, some crowd members then did come onstage and attack Sykes. You can watch fan filmed footage of the incident by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Writing on his blog Theadventuresofoliversykes.com, the singer said that no one in Bring Me The Horizon or their touring party was hurt and that the band had stopped the show after they saw someone in the crowd getting their head stamped on. He also said that a girl had her jaw broken in the fracas that took place during the gig.

He wrote:

Just to clear up any rumours. Nothing happened last night apart from a bunch of soft lads stomped on a kid's head 5 seconds into our set, so we stopped playing, had a bit of a banter with them telling them to do one, then some fatty gets on stage tries to hit me, in which he completely fails, misses and falls over and then gets sparked out by someone in our touring party.


He continued:

The 'crew' then responded by running around the venue, breaking a very young girl's jaw and stamping on her, and injuring a few more of our young fans. Not a member in Bring Me The Horizon or any of our touring party got so much as a scratch.


He added: "Fucking mongs eh? What can you do?"

Bring Me The Horizon will play as the main support band on Machine Head's UK arena tour later this year along with Devildriver and Darkest Hour.

You can watch a video of Bring Me The Horizon being interviewed at this summer's Reading Festival by clicking at the bottom of the page.


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