Bring Me The Horizon add five extra dates to UK tour

Band will now play gigs Southampton, Glasgow and Bristol plus two Birmingham dates

Bring Me The Horizon have added five extra dates to their upcoming UK tour, including two dates in Birmingham.

The metal band, who are this week competing for the Number One spot in the Official UK Albums Chart with their latest record ‘That’s The Spirit’, will hit the road in November.

In addition to the dates confirmed earlier this month, Bring Me The Horizon will now also play gigs in Southampton, Glasgow and Bristol. Additionally, the band will play twice in Birmingham on November 29 with a matinee performance in the afternoon taking place before a regular evening gig.

The band previously confirmed arena gigs in Edinburgh, Doncaster and Cardiff as well as a huge London date at Alexandra Palace on November 28.

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Bring Me The Horizon will play:

Southampton, O2 Guildhall (October 31)
Glasgow, O2 Academy (November 24)
Edinburgh, Corn Exchange (November 25)
Doncaster, Dome (November 26)
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (November 27)
London, Alexandra Palace (November 28)
Birmingham, 02 Academy (November 29 – matinee)
Birmingham, 02 Academy (November 29)
Bristol, O2 Academy (November 30)

Bring Me The Horizon are currently Number One in the Official UK Albums Chart, narrowly ahead of new albums from Stereophonics and The Libertines. Frontman Oli Sykes recently commented on the chart battle, describing his band as the underdogs and warning that neither The Libertines or Stereophonics should discount them from reaching the top spot.

“They’re not worried about us. But they should be,” he told NME, adding that he felt ‘That’s The Spirit’ would “be a big album wherever it gets to in the charts”, a Number One spot would introduce the band to more listeners and also be an important win “for rock music as a genre”.

The winner of the chart battle will be revealed on Friday (September 18).