UPDATE: Alexandra Palace have since confirmed that one fan – identified as Ali Mills – died at last night’s show. Reports of a second death are still being verified.
Two fans are reported to have died at a Bring Me the Horizon show in London last night.
The Sheffield band concluded the UK leg of their First Love tour – in support of next month’s amo – with the second of two sold-out shows at the 10,000-capacity Alexandra Palace.
It’s believed that the incidents took place in the moshpit during the first half of the show, with eyewitness reports stating that a male known only as ‘Ali’ was carried out by security and unsuccessfully resuscitated.
In now-deleted tweets, SHVPES frontman Griffin Dickinson confirmed the incident. He wrote: “Last night at a BMTH show I saw a kid die. He was carried out by 3 dudes & paramedics tried to resuscitate him to no avail. Please please please look out for people around you.” [sic]
Taking to the microblogging platform shortly after, Dickinson urged fans to look our for another. He wrote: “Please please please look out for people around you. Don’t leave it up for someone else. If someone looks unwell, CHECK on them. In any situation, on a tube, at a gig, whatever. I feel like British ‘awkwardness’ gets in the way of helping people. Don’t be afraid to call an ambulance. Don’t act like it ain’t your business. ACT on it. Rest in peace to that dude. Thoughts are with his family [right now].”
There is no concrete information surrounding the second death, however eyewitness reports added that another fan was left so brutally hurt in the pit that he almost lost an entire ear. Multiple fans are said to have sustained injuries according to this Twitter thread, whereas more than 100 phones are also believed to have been stolen.
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of those affected by these tragic incidents. Both Alexandra Palace and Bring Me the Horizon are yet to make statements, however this is expected in due course.