Seflie Sticks Banned in British Music Venues

Call it justice, call it luck, or just call it about time, but it appears that venues in England are finally getting the memo that not everyone wants a huge device in their eye sight while at a concert, especially if they paid some serious cash to be there.

According to Billboard, London’s O2 Arena, O2 Academy Brixton, and SSE Wembley are just some of the music venues that are implementing a “no selfie stick” policy.

If you’re new or just oblivious to the new “trend,” someone decided to create an extended stick in which you can put your phone or camera at the end. this will allow the person to take a photo, or video, of a performance of without the issue of getting people’s heads in the shot.

“The O2 do not allow selfie sticks into the arena due to safety considerations and so as not to impact the view of other fans. We welcome selfies, but leave the stick at home please,” an O2 spokesperson told the music publication about the high in demand gift that was pretty much sold out everywhere during the 2014 holiday season.

“This is in keeping with our existing policy that prohibits the filming and photography during a performance with iPads and other tablet devices and includes such obstructions for the satisfaction of other customers.”

In other words, no one wants to see your hot pink or aquamarine colored stick while you try to take a picture of All Time Low from the pit.

“Selfies are a big part of the gig experience, the stick might mean you are refused entry to the venues” said a Wembley Arena spokesperson.

“Our advice is don’t bring them and stick with the tried-and-tested use of an arm.”

Ouch.

The implementation against the selfie stick in British music venues comes on the heels of British sports arenas banning the contraption on their premises. Teams such as Manchester United, Manchester City, and Arsenal have all banned it.

In other news, the fact that a stick to take pictures of you is making someone some serious cash at the moment, makes us want to hit our head against a wall. Repeatedly.

All Time Low to Go on Spring North American Headlining Tour

Alternative Press revealed earlier this month that All time Low would be the cover band on January’s issue of the monthly magazine.

In the interview with the band, it was revealed that they will heading out on a massive tour next year with Issues, Tonight Alive, and State Champs.

The article states, “Stateside, they’re also set to play their biggest headlining shows ever this year, starting with a spring tour featuring support from Issues, Tonight Alive, and State Champs.”

The spring tour is just the tip of the iceberg for the Baltimore-based band who revealed last month that they were currently in the studio recording new music with a projected release date of March 2015.

But if that wasn’t enough, they had announced in August they would be headlining several gigs in the United Kingdom with support from You Me At Six, including a show at London’s Wembley Arena which sold out in no time at all. Wembley Arena has a concert capacity of 12,500, so for that venue to sell out without the band releasing new material in years is quite a feat.

The achievement will be chronicle on video; the band had also revealed that the show will be recorded for their new live DVD titled, A Night in London with All Time Low.

No official tour dates have been released yet, but we can assume they will be coming pretty soon.

Bring Me the Horizon to Release Live CD/DVD in March

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Bring Me the Horizon have given fans something cool to look forward to next year; an upcoming live CD/DVD. The live DVD was recorded at the band’s Wembley Arena show this past Friday which the band told fans about via Twitter.

But if playing a show in one of the biggest venues in London wasn’t cool enough, the band also revealed to fans that if they pre-order the bundle before Valentine’s Day, their names would appear in the booklet that comes with the record.

For those not able to make it to the show, we’re going to spoil the surprise of the setlist with the full list written below.

WEMBLEY ARENA/ LIVE CD/DVD SETLIST:
Shadow Moses
Go to Hell, for Heaven’s Sake
The House of Wolves
Diamonds Aren’t Forever
It Never Ends
And the Snakes Start to Sing
Alligator Blood
Empire (Let Them Sing)
Chelsea Smile
Pray for Plagues (with former guitarist Curtis Ward)
Blessed with a Curse
Antivist
Sleepwalking
Hospital for Souls
Drown
Can You Feel My Heart

Bring Me the Horizon released their last album, Sempiternal, back in 2013, but recently released two brand new songs “Drown” and “Don’t Look Down” with the latter being featured on Zane Lowe’s re-scoring of the Ryan Gosling-starring film, Drive. As for the CD/DVD, it will reportedly be released in March of 2015.

Bring Me the Horizon Announce Big News

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Bring Me the Horizon announced some big news to fans and probably the biggest accomplishment a band can do; they are set to perform at Wembley Arena in December.

For those not familiar with Wembley Arena, it is one of the most iconic stadiums in the world and has had some of the most iconic performers such as The Beatles, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, The Who, The Grateful Dead and even some of today’s biggest performers such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Muse and much more.

For a band, performing at the stadium is big and BMTH have issued a press release which explains just how big of an accomplishment it is for them especially being that they are from that area.

This time last year Bring Me The Horizon were poised to release the most important album of their career, ‘Sempiternal’ .   The album triggered a year of triumphs for the young band from Sheffield, entering the UK album chart at # 3 and selling over 300k to date, it firmly put them on the map and proved that a metal band can make their mark on the mainstream.    

Bring Me Horizon also ended last year on a high with a sold out UK tour, culminating in two storming nights at Brixton Academy.  

It’s with great excitement that they announce their biggest show to date at Wembley Arena on December on 5th 2014.