English metalcore/alternative metal titans Bring Me The Horizon have just announced the first dates for their 2021 UK Arena Tour. The initial 5 shows in September are advertised as the only UK dates for next year in support of the band’s upcoming EP Post Human: Survival Horror scheduled for release on 30 October via RCA Records. The Teenage Cancer Trust has been selected as the official charity partner for the live shows.
The mini arena tour kickstarts in Glasgow on 21 September 2021 before moving on to Cardiff, their hometown Sheffield, Birmingham and concluding with a huge show at The O2 London on 26 September. Tickets are going on general sale at 10am on Friday 23 October. Pre-order the EP now on CD, vinyl or tape from their official online store to get early ticket access to the 2021 shows.
— Bring Me The Horizon (@bmthofficial) October 15, 2020
Earlier this week, Bring Me The Horizon confirmed the official date for Post Human: Survival Horror at the end of this month, alongside its artwork and final tracklist. The EP will form the first part of four seperate releases that will eventualy form a full lenght studio album. At this stage further details are yet to be announced for future material with Bring Me The Horizon well known for their ability to surprise fans, break genre restrictions and create their own narrative.
Post Human: Survival Horros will span over 9 tracks including the three previously released singles ‘Ludens‘, ‘Parasite Eve‘ and ‘Obey‘, and six brand new tracks. The tracklist reveals exciting collaborations with Japanese metal phenomenon Babymetal, rising London punk rock duo Nova Twins and Amy Lee of Evanescence herself. At first glance “Itch for the Cure” immediately reminds us of Linkin Park’s “Cure for the Itch” taken from their seminal record Hybrid Theory that came 20 years ago, but we will have to wait until Friday to find out more.
The first new single ‘Ludens‘ came in November 2019 marking a slight change in their sound compared to the more experimental material in Amo. Despite the following surprise release of the Music to Listen to… EP Bring Me The Horizon returned to their heavier side with the jaw-dropping ‘Parasite Eve‘. Although Oli Sykes has denied the track being related to the global virus outbreak, the lyrical content and supporting video resonated particularly strong with its premiere at the end of July as people were attempting to return to their normal lives after months in isolation.
Most recently, the Sheffield quintet teamed up with Yungblud for the premiere of the explosive third single ‘Obey‘ at the beginning of September. Faster, heavier and energetic, with strong electronic influences, the track immediately became an online sensation and the breakdown at the end sent fans worldwide in a state of euphoria, with the video generating almost 8 million views. With a combined total over 75 million streams to date, the three singles successfuly paved the way to one of the band’s most anticipated new releases in recent years.
Bring Me The Horizon’s iconic fourth studio album Semptiernal from 2013 currently holds a golden status in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada. Following on that success, the band achieved a #2 at the British album charts with That’s The Spirit from 2015 and finally earned their peak position in 2019 with their previous record Amo. With millions of monthly streams, prestigious awards and worldwide recognition, Bring Me The Horizon have slowly but surely cemented their place as one of the most commercially successful contemporary heavy acts from the UK.
The announced UK arena dates for 2021 are below:
21/09/2021 – The SSE Hydro – Glasgow
22/09 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff
24/09 – Flydsa Arena – Sheffield
25/09 – Utilita Arena – Birmingham
26/09 – The O2 – London