IT WAS very early doors at the Bournemouth International Centre as Bring Me The Horizon brought their massive stage production to the venue.

This was the second night of the UK leg of the Next Gen tour and as well as a packed crowd they brought plenty of other bands with then on tour.

The first band Static Dress were on at 6.30pm with Cassyette and Bad Omens following in quick succession.

Each of the bands put on an excellent show and really helped build the atmosphere for the main event.

And what an event it was. The gig started with some clever animation from ‘Eve’ who narrated the evening as events unfolded. The use of the many screens provided a stunning backdrop and show that was one of the best I have seen for a few years.

As Oli, Lee and the two Matts came on stage joined by touring guitarist John Jones the crowd were promised the greatest night of their lives and judging by the reactions from the crowd it may well have lived to to billing.

Launching straight into Darkside it was a non-stop barrage of light and sound through Empire, Mantra and Teardrops before Oli took a breath and said hello.

After that brief pause it was on with the show, and what a big show it was.

The venue was absolutely bouncing with one of the most energetic crowds I have seen at a gig for a while.

To be honest it was difficult to stand or sit still with the amazing lights and graphics, amongst all of this sensory overload BMTH produce well crafted songs that have built a huge audience over the years.

This was a show of many highlights including the band coming together for an acoustic version of Strangers, Oli in the pit with hand held footage projected on to the video wall and an attempt to record crowd vocals for the new album.

All in all an excellent night that filled the senses and will stay with the crowd for a long long time to come.