Bring Me The Horizon cancel Australian tour due to illness

Band have scrapped dates in Adelaide and Melbourne

Bring Me The Horizon have been forced to cancel the rest of their Australian tour after frontman Oli Sykes fell ill.

The UK rock group recently played shows in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney and had cancelled a gig in Adelaide during the week. Now they’ve also scrapped two two Melbourne dates.

A statement from the group confirms that Sykes has been suffering from acute laryngitis and advised by doctors to rest.

The support band for the tour, Architects have since stated that they are planning their own Australian tour for early 2017 to make up for the missed dates.

Bring Me The Horizon released their latest album ‘That’s The Spirit’ in 2015.

At NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas in February, the band’s frontman Oli Sykes jumped on Coldplay‘s table as his band played live. Watch footage beneath.

Speaking to NME after the incident, keyboardist Jordan Fish said: “I don’t think [Oli] was aiming for Coldplay. It was just whoever was nearest, it [just] happened to be Coldplay”.

Sykes himself explained: “I had no sound in my ears so I thought ‘Well, there might be sound out there.’ There weren’t sound out there so when I came back there was a table, which I got on. There wasn’t any sound on there, but it was a bit more energetic up there. It was in no way a protest against Coldplay.”