Bring Me The Horizon have been confirmed as the recipients of the NME Innovation Award at the 2016 NME Awards.
As well as accepting their award in person, the band will take to the stage for a performance as part of the ceremony at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on the 17th of February.
Fans will have opportunity to get their hands on sold out Pit tickets by signing up to a ballot via the NME website between now and Wednesday the 27th January. Successful applicants picked at random will be able to buy tickets when they go on sale on Friday the 29th of January. 50p from each ticket sold will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.
Speaking of the Award, Oli Sykes from Bring Me The Horizon said: “We are extremely excited to be invited to play the awards. This year is full of new experiences, and us playing outside of our comfort zones. This is no exception and we couldn’t be more up for it.”
Mike Williams, editor-in-chief of NME says: “Awarding Bring Me The Horizon with this years Innovation Award was a complete no brainer for NME. Their live shows are absolutely mind-blowing and as a band, they have an incredible amount of creative energy. This sees them innovate time and time again, crossing over from the metal world into the mainstream whilst retaining what made them great in the first place.”
Bring Me The Horizon recently announced a UK arena tour for this October and November.
31st Oct: London, O2 Arena
01st Nov: Bournemouth, BIC
02nd Nov: Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
04th Nov: Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
05th Nov: London, O2 Arena
06th Nov: Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
08th Nov: Manchester, Manchester Arena
09th Nov: Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
The band have also announced a very special one-off show that they will be performing for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Bring Me The Horizon will play at the Royal Albert Hall on the 22nd of April and will be accompanied by a full orchestra.
The band’s most recent album, That’s The Spirit, featured in Skin Back Alley’s Top Albums of 2015.