Due to frontman Oli Sykes having been diagnosed with acute laryngitis, Bring Me The Horizon have announced that they are postponing their Auckland, September 25th show - and are "fully committed to return to New Zealand in early 2017 to make up for the cancelled show".
In a supplied statement, the band say:
"We regret to announce that the Bring Me The Horizon show in Auckland on Sunday 25th September will not go ahead due to illness.
This is due to issues with Oli Sykes’ viral throat infection, which has been diagnosed as acute laryngitis. Medical advice is that he needs immediate rest and cannot perform for the remainder of the tour.
Bring Me The Horizon are fully committed to return to New Zealand in early 2017 to make up for the cancelled show.
Details will be released shortly with regard to when and how fans will be able to see the band perform.
Ticket holders are encouraged to retain their tickets pending the announcement of new dates, or alternatively may obtain a full refund from the point of purchase.
Bring Me The Horizon and CRS apologise for any disappointment."
Earlier this week, Sykes posted a message to Adelaide fans via his Instagram:
Adelaide, all I can say is I'm sorry. We won't be able to perform the show tonight. The concert for me in Sydney 2 nights ago was a real struggle for me to sing, we got through it & I was really hoping a day off yesterday and 24 hours of vocal rest would be sufficient... Unfortunately I've woken up today & my symptoms have worsened, my throat & face has swollen up, along with ulcers, rashes & other not so great problems. So it appears I have some kind of viral infection. I'm so sorry to let you all down, but believe me when I say no one is more gutted than me. Right now the shows are one of the main things helping me get through a personally difficult period of my life, & being told that I'm not in any condition to perform, & having to go back and sit alone in a hotel room until this infection subsides, well, is the last thing I wanna be doing. I guess I just wanted to let you all know that these decisions are never taken lightly, the complete opposite tbh, we live for the shows, they are usually the only highlight of our days, & for anyone that was supposed to see us tonight, I'm feeling your pain just as much as you are feeling mine. Hopefully we can make it back up to you in the not too distant future. Oli x