Fresh off winning the “NME Innovation Award” at last week’s NME Awards in London, BRING ME THE HORIZON has announced a headline U.S. spring tour. Dates kick off April 30 at Welcome To Rockville festival in Jacksonville, Florida and continue through May 22 at Columbus, Ohio’s Rock On The Range. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 26 at 10 a.m. local time.
BRING ME THE HORIZON’s fifth studio album, “That’s The Spirit”, debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 album chart, selling 62,000 copies in its first week of release. The chart and sales numbers were career highs for the British act. “Throne”, the lead single from the album, topped the Active Rock radio chart in November, while new single “Happy Song” jumps into the Top 10 this week on the chart and the Alternative format is now getting started with “Follow You”. Earlier this month, BRING ME THE HORIZON won “Artist Of The Year” at RadioContraband’s Rock Radio Awards.
BRING ME THE HORIZON U.S. tour dates:
Apr. 30 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
May 01 – Fort Myers, FL – Fort Rock
May 04 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
May 06 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
May 07 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
May 08 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 09 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
May 11 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
May 12 – Clive, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
May 15 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 16 – Fargo, ND – Civic Center
May 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre
May 19 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
May 20 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
May 21 – St. Louis, MO – KPNT Pointfest
May 22 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
“That’s The Spirit” marks a surprising change in BRING ME THE HORIZON’s sound and Oliver Sykes told The Pulse Of Radio how it came about. “Really, we were wrapping up ‘Sempiternal’, and we just felt like we’d progressed a lot just in that short space of time since releasing ‘Sempiternal’ and touring it, so, yeah, I guess when we finished the campaign, we just really felt like we had a big opportunity. Like, ‘Sempiternal’ really got us out to the public a lot more than the previous record and stuff, and it felt like people were waiting to see what we did next and people were really hungry for it, you know what I mean? So we just wanted to take the opportunity and really smash it out of the park, I guess.”
“That’s The Spirit” not only marks a change in the band’s sound but also has a concept behind it.
Sykes explained recently: “It’s a celebration of depression. A way of making light of it. That’s the spirit — it’s quite a depressing phrase when you think about it — the sort of thing you only ever use when you know there’s no positive answer to the situation.”