Bring Me the Horizon confirm release of new album, announce world tour

Less than 24 hours after unleashing their first new song in over three years, Bring Me the Horizon continue to give fans amazing news. On Wednesday (Aug. 22), the British band confirmed the upcoming release of their much-anticipated sixth studio album. Titled Amo, the new album will see a release date of Jan. 11, 2019 through Columbia Records.

The new album announcement should not come as much of a surprise to anyone who listened to frontman Oli Skyes’ appearance on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show on Tuesday. During the interview, Mac asked the singer if the band had finished or were working on a new record.

“Um…I don’t want to say ’cause…well, I say I don’t want to say, but I don’t care, but yeah, we’re definitely working on stuff. We got something exciting to announce in the next couple of days and, I think I’ve been told, on our website we’ll have some more information.”

Pre-orders for the new record are currently available on the band’s website.

Amo is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, That’s the Spirit.

In a letter to fans, Sykes explains the inspiration behind the forthcoming release.

Amo is a love album that explores every aspect if that most powerful emotion. It deals with the good, the bad, and the ugly and as a result, we’ve created an album that’s more experimental, more varied, weird, and wonderful than anything we’ve done before.”

If the new album announcement and the record’s lead single wasn’t enough to satisfy fans, the band also announced plans to embark on a massive tour later this year. Dubbed the “First Love” world tour, the lengthy trek will find the quartet performing at venues all over the world during the months on November, January, February, and April.

The European leg of the tour will begin on Nov. 5 at the Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany and conclude with a two-night engagement —Nov. 29 and 30— at the Alexandra Palace in London. After an almost-two-month break, the band will travel across the pond to the United States and Canada for the North American leg of the excursion.

The North American leg of the “First Love” tour will begin on Jan. 23 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville and conclude a couple of weeks later on Feb. 19 at the Joint in Las Vegas.

The final leg of the world tour will find the five-piece heading down under to Australia for three stops in mid-April; Brisbane on April 10, Sydney on April 12, and Melbourne on April 13.

Pre-sales for the North American tour dates will go on sale this Thursday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. while those planning to attend the European stops will have to wait until next Friday, Aug. 31.

For now, the complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below while you can stream the band’s new song, “Mantra,” above.

FIRST LOVE 2018/2019 WORLD TOUR DATES:

EUROPE:

Nov. 05 — Stuttgart, DE – Schleyer-Halle
Nov. 06 — Hamburg, DE – Sporthalle
Nov. 08 — Berlin, DE – Ufo Im Velodrome
Nov. 09 — Chemnitz, DE – Messe
Nov. 10 — Vienna, AT – Stadthalle
Nov. 12 — Zurich, CH – Samsun Hall
Nov. 13 — Milan, IT – Forum
Nov. 14 — Munich, DE – Zenith
Nov. 16 — Antwerp, BE – Lotto
Nov. 17 — Frankfurt, DE – Jahrhunderthalle
Nov. 18 — Duesseldorf, DE – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Nov. 20 — Amsterdam, NL – Afas Live
Nov. 21 — Paris, FR – Le Zenith
Nov. 23 — Birmingham, UK – Arena
Nov. 24 — Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
Nov. 25 — Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
Nov. 27 — Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
Nov. 29 — London, UK – Alexandra Palace
Nov. 30 — London, UK – Alexandra Palace

NORTH AMERICA:

Jan. 23, 2019 — Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
Jan. 25, 2019 — Orlando, FL – CFE Arena
Jan. 26, 2019 — Atlanta, GA – Coca-cola Roxy
Jan. 28, 2019 — Fairfax, VA – Eaglebank Arena
Jan. 29, 2019 — Manhattan, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Feb. 01, 2019 — Boston, MA – Tsongas Center
Feb. 02, 2019 — Montreal, QC – Place Bell
Feb. 04, 2019 — Detroit, MI – The FIllmore Detroit
Feb. 05, 2019 — Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Feb. 06, 2019 — Minneapolis, MN – Armory
Feb. 08, 2019 — Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Feb. 09, 2019 — Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Feb. 11, 2019 — Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
Feb. 13, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Feb. 15, 2019 — Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Feb. 16, 2019 — Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

Australia dates:

April 10, 2019 — Brisbane – Entertainment Centre
April 12, 2019 — Sydney – Qudos Bank Arena
April 13, 2019 — Melbourne – Rod Vaer Arena

Listen: Bring Me the Horizon start a cult with ‘Mantra’

After an intense publicity cycle behind their at-the-time-rumored new song which included billboards, telephone numbers, and a disturbing message on the other side of that line, Bring Me the Horizon have returned with the new track. On Tuesday (Aug. 21), the British band debuted their first new song in over three years; a track titled “Mantra.” The song made its worldwide debut on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show where it was also chosen as the “Hottest Record in the World.”

In addition to the song’s exclusive premiere, Mac spoke with frontman Oli Sykes about the new song.

“It’s basically…we’ve gone off and recorded some stuff and this is the first thing we’ve wanted to show people as our return,” said Sykes about the almost-four-minute song.

“It’s quite a lot different, but it’s also got similarities as to what people expect from us. It’s the right song to show people first.”

Listen to “Mantra” above.

During the sit down, Mac also asked Sykes something fans have been questioning over the course of the last three years: does the band have a new album completed or are they currently working on one?

“Um…I don’t want to say ’cause…well, I say I don’t want to say, but I don’t care, but yeah, we’re definitely working on stuff. We got something exciting to announce in the next couple of days and, I think I’ve been told, on our website we’ll have some more information.”

Listen to Mac’s complete interview with Sykes here.

The new song comes weeks after cryptic messages on behalf of the band began to appear. First, billboards with the now confirmed lyrics “Do you want to start a cult with me?” began to appear in central London, and other locations soon after. then, fans were given a phone number to call which would connect them with an “operator” with unsettling recordings which would change on a daily. Then, a website link appeared which led fans to a site with information about an apparent cult, which states that “salvation will return on Aug. 21.”

Though the band has yet to confirm any more new music or even a new album, “Mantra” does mark the first new song from Bring Me the Horizon since the release of 2015’s That’s the Spirit.

Bring Me the Horizon plan an ‘American Nightmare’

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A week after teasing a North American tour in the near future on social media, Bring Me the Horizon has confirmed the outing scheduled for the spring. On Monday (Nov. 7), the British band announced plan to tour North America in early 2017. The tour, which has been named the “American Nightmare” tour, is set to kick off on March 10 at the Revention Music Center in Houston and wrap up a month later on April 8 at the Joint in Las Vegas.

Beartooth and the recently reunited Underoath have been confirmed as Bring Me the Horizon’s special guests for the excursion. Tickets for the tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. local time.

The tour will be in support of Bring Me the Horizon’s recently released record, That’s the Spirit. Last week, the band released their somewhat creepy music video for “Oh No,” one of the many tracks featured on the record. Prior to the tour dates and music video reveal, the band announced the release of their live album. Live at Royal Albert Hall is set to be released on Dec. 2. The record was recorded back in April of 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall where they performed alongside a live orchestra. Pre-orders for the live album are currently available on the band’s website with proceeds from the sales going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

For now, the complete list of North American tour dates can be seen below.

THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE TOUR DATES:

3/10 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
3/11 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
3/13 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
3/14 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
3/17 – Montreal, QC @ Stade Uniprix
3/18 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center
3/20 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
3/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Liacouras Center
3/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
3/27 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
3/28 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre
3/29 – Broomfield, CO @ 1STBANK Center
4/1 – Seattle, WA @ Wamu Theater
4/3 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
4/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
4/7 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
4/8 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint

Watch Bring Me the Horizon’s music video for ‘Oh No’

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Bring Me the Horizon has been one of the busiest bands this year with a slew of festival dates, headlining tours, and a brand new record under their belt. As the year comes to an end, it doesn’t look like they have any plans on slowing down during the next month or beginning of the new year. On Thursday (Nov. 3), just a few days after teasing a major North American tour for 2017, the British band has released the music video for their song, “Oh No.”

Teaming up with Rolling Stone, the Isaac Eastgate-directed clip made its debut. As it turns out, it was the first time frontman Oli Sykes handed over the reigns to anyone. “This is the first video I’ve took a step back from creatively and let the director take full control,” Sykes explains to Rolling Stone. “At first, I was apprehensive but when it all came together I was psyched on it. It’s got a good balance of humor and meaning, and it’s a video that leaves you with a lot of questions.”

The music video for “Oh No” can currently be streamed here or seen below.

“Oh No” joins “True Friends,” “Throne,” “Avalanche,” and “Spirit” on the group’s recently released record, That’s the Spirit. Last week, the band made headlines when they posted a short, teaser clip on social media, teasing a North American tour. At the moment, the band has yet to unveil the itinerary for the 2017 excursion.

If the tour announcement and new music video wasn’t enough, Bring Me the Horizon is set to released their Live at Royal Albert Hall live album on Dec. 2. The album/DVD was recorded back in April where they played alongside a live orchestra. Pre-orders for the live album are currently available on the band’s website. Proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Bring Me the Horizon release live video for ‘Avalanche’

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It’s been a couple of months since Bring Me the Horizon released their “controversial” music video for “Follow You.” Now, after a busy spring touring schedule, the group has returned with a brand new music video. On Thursday (June 23), the United Kingdom-based band unveiled the music video for their song “Avalanche.” The video showcases what people should expect from a Bring Me the Horizon show; smoke, good lighting, a sold out crowd, crowd surfers, circle pits, and frontman Oli Sykes interacting with the band’s fans. Check out the music video for “Avalanche” below.

“Avalanche” is the group’s latest song to get the music video treatment. Previously, they released music videos for “Throne,” “True Friends,” “Follow You,” and “Drowned,” though a different version the latter track was given the music video treatment. All the tracks are featured on Bring Me the Horizon’s recently-released album, That’s the Spirit.

Very much like their spring, Bring Me the Horizon’s summer is going to be packed with shows. Tonight, they are scheduled to perform at Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, QC, Canada. After that, they have a long list of shows that will find them performing in Europe, Australia/New Zealand, and then right back home to the United Kingdom.

North Carolina’s Carolina Rebellion announces set times

With just a couple of weeks left until Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is set to invade Concord, NC, festival organizers have unveiled the set times for the artists making their way up north. On Monday (April 25), Carolina Rebellion organizers unveiled the set times for the three-day music festival as well as for the campground pre-party. Previously , it was announced that performers including Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Deftones, A Day To Remember, 3 Doors Down, Alice Cooper, Bring Me the Horizon, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Lamb Of God, and more would head to North Carolina in early May.

Like all the other rock-centric music festivals, organizers have done a good job of making sure that the bands performing on the Monster CAROLINA stage and Monster REBELLION stages (the main stages) do not overlap. The same cannot be said about the bands performing on the BLACK  and GOLD stages. The complete daily lineup for the 2016 incarnation of Carolina Rebellion can be seen below. Door for all days of the festivities will open at 11 a.m.

Friday, May 6:

Monster CAROLINA stage:

12:30 PM – Sick Puppies

2:00 PM – Black Stone Cherry

3:40 PM – Pop Evil

5:30 PM – Sixx:A.M.

8:15 PM – Lynard Skynard

Monster REBELLION stage:

11:30 AM – Aranda

1:00 PM – Lacey Strum

2:35 PM – Avatar

4:20 PM – HELLYEAH

6:15 PM – 3 Doors Down

9:30 PM – Scorpions

BLACK stage:

12:00 PM – The Glorious Sons

1:30 PM – Big Jesus

3:10 PM – Candlebox

5:00 PM – Filter

7:15 PM – Collective Soul

GOLD stage:

12:00 PM – Stitched Up Heart

1:30 PM – From Ashes to New

3:10 PM: New Year’s Day

5:00 PM – Escape the Fate

7:15 PM – Between the Buried & Me

Saturday, May 7:

Monster CAROLINA stage:

1:15 PM – Saint Asonia

2:45 PM – P.O.D.

4:25 PM – Anthrax

6:15 PM – Megadeth

8:45 PM – Five Finger Death Punch

Monster REBELLION stage:

12:15 PM – Red Sun Rising

1:45 PM – Trivium

3:20 PM – Sevendust

5:05 – Bullet For My Valentine

7:15 PM – A Day to Remember

9:45 PM – Shinedown

BLACK stage:

11:45 PM – Monster Truck

12:45 PM – Andrew Watt

2:15 PM – Audiotopsy

3:55 PM – Parkway Drive

5:45 PM – Ghost

8:00 PM – Lamb of God

GOLD stage:

11:45 AM – Cane Hill

12:45 PM – Wilson

2:15 PM – Texas Hippie Coalition

3:55 PM – The Sword

5:45 PM – Clutch

Sunday, May 8:

Monster CAROLINA stage:

1:40 PM – Thousand Foot Krutch

3:10 PM – Yelawolf

4:40 PM – Cypress Hill

6:30 PM – Deftones

8:45 PM – Rob Zombie

Monster REBELLION stage:

2:10 PM – Hands Like Houses

3:40 PM – The Struts

5:20 PM – Pennywise

7:15 PM – Bring Me the Horizon

9:45 PM – Disturbed

BLACK stage:

1:15 PM – The Shrine

2:40 PM – Royal Thunder

4:10 PM – Enter Shikari

6:00 PM – BABYMETAL

8:00 PM – Alice Cooper

GOLD stage:

12:35 PM – ’68

1:15 PM – Unlocking the Truth

2:40 PM – Code Orange

4:15 PM – August Burns Red

6:00 PM – Asking Alexandria

The “Mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival” is set to take place during the weekend of May 6-8 at the Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. Currently, the festival is offering three-day weekend general admission tickets, two-day general admission tickets, single-day tickets, as well as three-day weekend ticket four-packs. As of now, tickets for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion are at its lowest with ticket prices rising after Monday, May 2. Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is just one of the many rock-centric music festivals taking place in May or as they call it, the “World’s Loudest Month.”

If remembering when your favorite band is performing is a little bit of a task for you, Carolina Rebellion has announced that there is an app to help you keep track of those set times. The app is currently available on both iTunes and Google Play.

Welcome to Rockville unveil daily set times

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With less than two weeks until the sixth annual Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville unleashes a slew of bands on Jacksonville, festival organizers have unveiled the complete lineup for the weekend-long event. On Thursday (April 14), organizers revealed when each of the previously announced artists will hit the stage during the two-day event.  The previously announced lineup will feature performances from rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, Disturbed (who return after a four-year hiatus and a hit record), Jacksonville natives Shinedown, fellow Florida-based band A Day to Remember, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me the Horizon, Asking Alexandria, Bullet for My Valentine, Lamb of God, and many more.

The newly unveiled set times for Welcome to Rockville can be seen below.

WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE 2016 SET TIMES:

Saturday, April 30

Monster Energy Righty Stage
9:55 PM – Shinedown
6:55 PM – Bring Me The Horizon
5:25 PM – Pennywise
4:05 PM – Bullet For My Valentine
2:55 PM – Trivium
1:45 PM – Wilson
11:40 AM – Big Jesus

Monster Energy Lefty Stage
8:50 PM – Disturbed
6:10 PM – Sixx:A.M.
4:40 PM – Hellyeah
3:30 PM – Asking Alexandria
2:20 PM – Red Sun Rising
1:10 PM – Monster Truck

Metropolitan Stage
7:45 PM – 3 Doors Down
6:10 PM – Collective Soul
4:40 PM – Pop Evil
3:30 PM – Candlebox
2:20 PM – Filter
1:10 PM – Lacey Sturm

River Stage
5:25 PM – Escape The Fate
4:05 PM – Crown The Empire
2:55 PM – Enter Shikari
1:45 PM – Miss May I
12:35 PM – Cane Hill

Sunday, May 1

Monster Energy Righty Stage
8:55 PM – Rob Zombie
5:55 PM – A Day To Remember
4:25 PM – Cypress Hill
3:05 PM – P.O.D.
1:55 PM – Sick Puppies
12:45 PM – From Ashes To New

Monster Energy Lefty Stage
7:50 PM – ZZ Top
5:05 PM – Megadeth
3:40 PM – Sevendust
2:30 PM – Yelawolf
1:20 PM – Texas Hippie Coalition
12:10 PM – The Glorious Sons

Metropolitan Stage
6:45 PM – Five Finger Death Punch
5:05 PM – Lamb Of God
3:40 PM – Ghost
2:30 PM – We Came As Romans
1:20 PM – Memphis May Fire
12:10 PM – Avatar

River Stage
4:25 PM – Anthrax
3:05 PM – Clutch
1:55 PM – Parkway Drive
12:45 PM – Issues
11:35 AM – Beartooth

Welcome to Rockville will return to its home of Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida. Doors for the event will open at 11 am on both days. General admission and VIP tickets are still available on the festival’s website.

Welcome to Rockville kicks off the “World’s Loudest Month” festival series which includes sister festival Monster Energy Fort Rock as well as Rock on the Range, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, LOUDER THAN LIFE, Northern Invasion, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, and more.

Rock on the Range Unveil More Information About Tenth Anniversary

Rock on the Range will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this spring. Festival organizers previously confirmed that a slew of artists including the newly reunited At the Drive-In, Rob Zombie, A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lamb of God, Disturbed, and more would be making their way to the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH in late May. Now, festival organizers have unveiled another huge band heading to the three-day music festival.

On Monday (Feb. 8), Rock on the Range organizers revealed that the Deftones have been added to their list. The California band recently revealed that their new album, Gore, would be released on April 8, a little over a month before they take the stage at Rock on the Range. “Rock On The Range has always been a show we enjoy playing, and to be a part of the tenth year is particularly exciting for us, especially with a new album in tow. See you all in May,” Deftones frontman Chino Moreno said.

In addition to the Deftones joining the lineup, it was also revealed that on Saturday (May 21), Rock on the Range will include a live version of VH1 Classic’s program, That Metal Show. The live show will feature interviews with various bands on the lineup, a “Stump The Trunk” segment, and That Metal Show commentary by hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine.

Tickets for the Ohio-based festival are currently available on the festival’s website, but it is recommended that those who are digging the lineup so far get their tickets as soon as possible. Beginning Monday, Feb. 22, the prices of all tickets will increase. Weekend general admission prices will increase to $229.50 (plus fees) while weekend stadium general admission tickets will go up to $159.50 (plus fees). For more information about Rock on the Range including the lineup, tickets, or the lineup for the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy tent, head on over to the festival website.

Welcome to Rockville Unveil Lineup, Ticket Sales

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Music festival season is still a couple of months away, but that means it’s almost time for those weekend-long events to unveil their lineups. On Monday (Dec. 7), the lineup for the 2016 Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Festival was released. According to organizers, the Jacksonville, FL-based festival will feature over 45 bands including A Day to Remember, Asking Alexandria, Bring Me the Horizon, Bullet for My Valentine, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, and more.

In addition to the lineup, early bird tickets were also announced. From now until Thursday, Dec. 17, there will be two rounds of early bird ticket sales. The first round has already been confirmed as sold out, so the second round is currently in effect. With the early bird special, two-day general admission tickets will begin at $89.50. On Friday, Dec. 18, there will be a limited amount of ticket price at $99.50, but after that, the prices will continue to increase. For more information about tickets, head on over to Rockville’s website.

But if the lineup unveil and the confirmation of ticket sales wasn’t enough, organizers have also posted when each artists on their lengthy lineup is slated to take the stage. Warning: they have only released which day of the festival the artists will perform NOT the performance times or stages. Check out the list below.

Saturday, April 30: Disturbed, Shinedown, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Sixx:A.M., Collective Soul, Pennywise, Pop Evil, Bullet For My Valentine, Hellyeah, Asking Alexandria, Candlebox, Filter, Escape The Fate, Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari, Miss May I, Wilson, Red Sun Rising, Lacey Sturm, Monster Truck, Cane Hill

Sunday, May 1: Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Cypress Hill, Sevendust, Ghost, Anthrax, Clutch, Yelawolf, P.O.D., We Came As Romans, Memphis May Fire, Issues, Crown The Empire, Sick Puppies, Beartooth, Texas Hippie Coalition, Avatar, From Ashes To New, The Glorious Sons, Wild Throne

The 2016 Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Festival is set to take place during the weekend of April 30-May 1 at Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park.

Bring Me the Horizon Debut Live “True Friends” Video

A few weeks back, the guys from Bring Me the Horizon released the lengthy, movie-like music video for their latest single, “True Friends.” Now, the United Kingdom-based band have returned with another music video for the track. Unlike the first video, which felt more like a cinematic piece of work with a story and a twisted ending, this one finds the band performing live on a stage.

The recording of the video took place on the Honda Stage at Webster Hall. Check out the video below.

“True Friends” is taken off of Bring Me the Horizon’s recently released album, That’s the Spirit. The band is currently in the middle of their tour cycle for That’s the Spirit across the pond in Europe. Tonight (Nov. 20), the band are scheduled to perform at Skaters Palace in Munster, Germany.