An altercation took place at the Salt Lake City stop of Bring Me The Horizon's current headlining tour last night. According to fan reports, a number of concertgoers began throwing water bottles at frontman Oli Sykes after he halted the band's set in order to help out an injured crowd member. Sykes responded by emptying bottles of water in the troublemakers' general vicinity. At that point, the audience members in question rushed the stage, getting past security and attempting to assault various band members. Watch video footage of the incident below.
“It was an incident where the band was attacked by [members of] the audience,” says a spokesperson for the band. “The crowd went amock and went crazy. This just one isolated case of craziness that they couldn't control, unfortunately. Oli didn't get hurt.”
Sykes took to Tumblr to tell his side of the story, writing in part, “A bunch of soft lads stomped on a lil kids head 5 seconds into our set, so we stopped playing, had a bit of a banter with em telling em 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. The “crew” then responded by running around the venue, breaking a very young girls jaw and stamping on her, and injuring a few more of our young fans. Proper hard init. Not a member in Bmth or any of our touring party got so much as a scratch.”
BMTH's current tour with Parkway Drive concludes tonight in Las Vegas.