Vocalist Oliver "Oli" Sykes of the British metalcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON was reportedly assaulted on stage during the band's headlining performance last night (Monday, October 3) at In The Venue in Salt Lake City, Utah. The altercation apparantly took place after several concert-goers threw water bottles at Sykes, prompting him to call out the culprits and send the projectiles right back. Several rowdy audience members then rushed the stage in attempt to attack the singer, with a few others starting fights in the crowd. Sykes was apparently unharmed during the incident, with the band returning to the stage a half hour later to finish its set.
Four separate fan-filmed video clips capturing the fight can be seen below.
Back in 2007, Sykes was accused of urinating on a female fan before throwing a bottle at her, leading to a facial injury. All charges against the vocalist were subsequently dropped on grounds that there was not enough evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction.
BRING ME THE HORIZON is continuing to tour in support of its third album, "There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret", which sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 17 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD also entered the official chart in the U.K. at position No. 13.
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