Review: Bring Me The Horizon and Mallory Knox @ O2 Academy – Glasgow

On a cold wintery night in Glasgow, Bring Me The Horizon lit the O2 Academy up with a barrage of songs from ‘Sempiternal’ and their recent UK Album chart hit ‘That’s The Spirit’. This was the perfect way to kick off a completely sold out UK Tour following a recent US/Canada/European tour.

Warming up was Mallory Knox, a band who very recently headlined the O2 Academy’s little brother the O2 ABC, were late addition to the last minute announced gig, with supports for the rest of tour coming from PVRIS and Neck Deep. A bit of a rigid performance from the Cambridge band compared to their headline slot just last month, however they still managed to get the crowd moving as they performed hit single ‘Shout The Moon’. With a mention of the headline act and a chant of ‘Here we’ from the Glasgow crowd, everyone began to loosen up and get ready for the mayhem to ensue.

A sold out audience screamed as the lights went out and short bursts of light came from the smoke filled stage. After securing number 2 in the UK Album Chart with their recently released ‘That’s The Spirit’ and a blistering performance at Reading and Leeds, it was easy to see why this tour sold out so quickly. A heavy instrumental opening to the set with ‘Doomed’ followed by a CO2 cannon and light show during ‘Happy Song’ this Glasgow crowd certainly got into the spirit of things.

Lead singer Oli Sykes jumps back and forth across the stage as he screams, shouts and sings his way through a selection of songs from ‘Sempiternal’ before bringing it back with a crowd sung ‘Throne’, showing exactly why he is one of the leading front men in the world. A constant reminder to the fans that the mosh pit “isn’t fucking big enough” made sure that not one person in the venue was standing still.

Like all shows an encore is a must but tonight the shear sound of this Glasgow crowd chanting would scare any band to come back on stage. Finishing the night off in style with confetti, CO2, lights and lasers for hit single “Drown”, Bring Me The Horizon left this sold out crowd begging for more.


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Review by Ryan Johnston | @ryanjohnstonco | Website

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