Oli Sykes, the frontman for metalcore outfit Bring Me The Horizon, was attacked onstage during the band’s show in Salt Lake City on October 3.
Not surprisingly Sykes became angry after bottles were thrown at him and the band midshow so he invited the perps to either leave or address him personally onstage. Probably not the outcome he expected but some of the dudes actually jumped up on stage and chaos shortly ensued. Sykes wasn’t harmed during the attack and after the incident returned to the stage to finish the set.
Read his blog statement and see the video of the attack here.
Oli Sykes blog statement:
“Just to clear any rumours… Nothing happened last night apart from 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, oh one did want me to know he fucked my wife though, which hit me hard as you know I’ve been happily married for a long time now Fucking mongs eh? What can u do?”