The band admitted that the guest list was going to be a difficult proposition given the proximity of many of their family and friends to Bring Me The Horizon’s Yorkshire leg of their UK tour.
And Doncaster’s Dome was packed to the rafters as the South Yorkshire metal outfit appeared on stage to the sound of Doomed, the opening track of recent release and UK number 2 album That’s The Spirit.
It is testament to the following of the band that the gig sold out in a matter of minutes, and not many bands could open a set with two songs off a brand new album with such vociferous crowd participation.
Bring Me The Horizon have undergone something of an identity change of late, with the band adopting a style that Mexborough-born bassist Matt Kean recently described as a “sort of pop-metal.”
But with a set that boasted five tracks off their latest album, with hits off their previous three thrown in for good measure, the Sheffield rockers sent the crowd home happy regardless of their preference of the new material, or the heavier stuff of old.
During a rendition of Chelsea Smile, a hit from album Suicide Season, released in 2008, front man Oli Sykes commanded his army of fans to sit on the floor, before asking what a Doncaster mosh pit looked like.
And in keeping with the style of the band, renowned for their energetic live performances, the crowd responded in style, leaping into the biggest mosh pit you’re ever likely to see at The Dome.
The ever-evolving outfit declared their homecoming a success, and with entrances at number three and two in the album charts with their last two releases, the only way appears to be up for Bring Me The Horizon.