The metal stars had sold out the city's Adelaide Entertainment Centre, but were forced to disappoint their fans after Oli came down with a viral throat infection.

A statement issued by the band through the gig's promoter Live Nation said, "Unfortunately we have no choice but to cancel tonight's show in Adelaide. Oli has a viral infection which has caused his throat to become very infected and he is hardly able to speak, let alone sing.

"We have been looking forward to coming back to Adelaide since 2013 and we're genuinely gutted about this, this tour has been one of the best tours we've been involved with and the crowds have been unbelievable."

The band went on to say that they had tried their best to ensure the gig went ahead and apologised for any inconvenience caused.

"We are so sorry for this and we hope you understand we have done everything we possibly can in the last 48hrs to make this show happen. We will make this up to you as soon as we possibly can Adelaide,” they said.

Ticket holders for the show, which also included British band Architects and American duo '68 on the bill, have been offered refunds.

Bring Me The Horizon's shows in Melbourne, Australia, on Thursday (22Sep16) and Friday (23Sep16) are expected to go ahead as planned.