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Bring Me The Horizon’s Lee Malia will be absent from band’s 2024 Australian tour

Bring Me The Horizon guitarist Lee Malia will be absent from the band’s upcoming Australian tour, it has been announced.

  • READ MORE: Bring Me The Horizon on love for Fontaines D.C. and when fans can expect the new album

The Sheffield band are due to begin a seven-date run of shows Down Under with a performance at the John Cain Arena in Melbourne tonight (April 10).

Further stop-offs are scheduled in Sydney (April 12, 14), Adelaide (17) and Brisbane (20, 21). A second Melbourne concert will take place at the Rod Laver Arena on April 18.

Ahead of today’s tour opener, BMTH took to social media to tell fans that Malia would not be part of the line-up for this stint.

“Lee is unable to join us for [the] NEX GEN DOWN UNDER shows,” the statement began on X/Twitter.

“He will be back for future dates, but is taking some time out with the new addition to his family for this run.” You can see the message in the post below.

Sleep Token will be supporting Bring Me The Horizon on their 2024 Australian tour along with Perth-formed metalcore band Make Them Suffer and Filipino-Australian dark pop artist Daine.

Last month saw BMTH win the Best Alternative/Rock Act award at the BRITs 2024. Speaking to NME at the ceremony, the group gave an update on when fans could expect their delayed next album, ‘POST HUMAN: NeX GEn’.

“It’s nearly finished, but it’s not finished,” explained frontman Oli Sykes.

“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 ever… Worth the wait.”

You can check out the full video interview below.

In January BMTH shared the single ‘Kool-Aid’, which marked their first new music since the departure of Jordan Fish. Meanwhile, there has been speculation over potential collaborations with Underoath and Billie Eilish on ‘POST HUMAN: NeX GEn’.

Following their gigs in Australia, Bring Me The Horizon will play two shows in Las Vegas, Nevada (April 25, 26) before appearing at Sick New World Festival 2024 in Sin City (27). They’ll then head to Europe for a run of festivals, including Mad Cool in Spain and Southside in Germany.

In other news, Sykes has teamed up with Japanese horror manga artist Junji Ito for a new Drop Dead clothing collection.

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