Bring Me The Horizon

Bring Me The Horizon’s Lee Malia Takes Hiatus for Australian Tour, New Album Nears Completion

Bring Me The Horizon fans in Australia will have to wait to see guitarist Lee Malia live as he takes a temporary leave of absence from the band’s current tour.

The Sheffield metallers kick off their seven-date run Down Under tonight (April 10th) at the John Cain Arena in Melbourne. The tour includes stops in Sydney, Adelaide, and Brisbane before wrapping up with a second Melbourne show at Rod Laver Arena on April 18th.

Just before the tour opener, BMTH announced Malia’s absence via social media. “Lee is unable to join us for the NEX GEN DOWN UNDER shows,” the band’s Twitter statement reads. “He will be back for future dates, but is taking some time out with the new addition to his family for this run.”

Despite Malia’s absence, the tour promises a high-octane experience for fans. Sleep Token joins BMTH as the main support act, with Perth metalcore outfit Make Them Suffer and Filipino-Australian dark pop artist Daine providing additional firepower.

The Australian tour comes on the heels of BMTH’s triumphant win for Best Alternative/Rock Act at the 2024 BRIT Awards.

“It’s nearly finished, but it’s not finished,” Sykes explained. “Every time we think we’ve got it, we get another song. It’s going to be right good though, it’s our best album everโ€ฆ Worth the wait.”

Fans eager for a taste of the new material can revisit the recently released single “Kool-Aid,” the band’s first offering since the departure of Jordan Fish. Rumors continue to swirl about potential collaborations with Underoath and Billie Eilish on POST HUMAN: NeX GEn, further amping up anticipation for the album’s release.

Following their Australian dates, Bring Me The Horizon heads to Las Vegas for two shows before appearing at the 2024 Sick New World Festival. A European festival run, including stops at Mad Cool in Spain and Southside in Germany, rounds out their current touring schedule.

In other BMTH news, Oli Sykes has collaborated with acclaimed Japanese horror manga artist Junji Ito on a new clothing collection for Drop Dead.