Venue Says Bring Me the Horizon Fan Death Not Due to Security Issues
On Nov. 30, a fan died at Bring Me the Horizon's show in London at Alexandra Place. The band and venue each released statements on the tragic event and now the venue has further clarified the situation, denying that inadequate security was to blame.
"Following the statement made last night, we would like to clarify that this was a tragic medical incident and unrelated to the extensive security measures in place at all of or our events," an Alexandra Place representative told the U.K.'s The Independent.
"However, we feel we must address the inaccurate information quoted on social media. There were over 150 security personnel on site for the concert," the rep continued, adding, "Alexandra Palace has an experienced events team with security and full medical team stationed throughout the site. We work closely with our local authority, licensing and the emergency services to ensure that regulations and requirements relating to the planning of an event are always executed to a high standard."
Upon learning the news, Bring Me the Horizon tweeted a message expressing how "horrified" they felt that one of their fans lost their life at the show. They promised more comments will come "in due course."
Bring Me the Horizon's sixth album, Amo, will be released on Jan. 11 and the group will embark on a headlining North American tour shortly after. See those dates below.
01/23 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
01/25 - Orlando, Fla. @ CFE Arena
01/26 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Coca-Cola Roxy
01/28 - Fairfax, Va. @ EagleBank Arena
01/29 - Manhattan, N.Y. @ Hammerstein Ballroom
02/01 - Boston, Mass. @ Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
02/02 - Montreal, Quebec @ Place Bell
02/04 - Detroit, Mich. @ Fillmore Detroit
02/05 - Chicago, Ill. @ Aragon Ballroom
02/06 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Armory
02/08 - Dallas, Texas @ South Side Ballroom
02/09 - Houston, Texas @ Revention Music Center
02/11 - Denver, Colo. @ The Fillmore Auditorium
02/13 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
02/15 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Comerica Theatre
02/16 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
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