ENTER SHIKARI round off a solid 18 months of touring the world promoting their third album ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’ with the ‘Return To Energiser 2013′ UK & Ireland tour that sees them playing 24 intimate shows in towns that they have either not played for a long time, never played before, or that never really get rock shows on their doorstep. Enter Shikari tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 18th January and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’ ended 2012 in spectacular fashion picking up Kerrang! Magazine’s ‘Album Of The Year’ honour, as well as high placings in the end of year polls and round-ups from Alternative Press, NME, Rock Sound, Punktastic and many more. December also saw the band closing out what had already been a massive year for them with a sold out UK tour, culminating in two nights at London’s 3000 capacity Camden Roundhouse.
Known for their incendiary live performances (which have earned them two Kerrang! ‘Best Live Band’ Awards and also saw NME.com users vote the band ‘Best Band Of Reading / Leeds 2013’), and despite playing to over 30,000 people in the UK in December alone last year, the band wanted to take to the stages of Britain one more time before hanging up their touring boots in favour of the rehearsal room and studio to work on what will become album #4 in 2014.
From the band:
“We speak to a lot of people who come to the big shows and we’re very aware that a large number of them travel distances to come and see us. Not everyone lives in a major city, so we figured it was time we went out and tried to visit some people a little closer to home. It’s going to be awesome to be in small rooms and up-close-and-personal with crowds again, plus visiting some new places along the way”.
Support for all dates on the tour will come from ‘hotly-tipped for 2013’ technical-metal / grime hybrid quintet HACKTIVIST, plus an opening artist TBC.
Enter Shikari are also excited to announce they have been confirmed for the main stage at DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2013 in June.
More information : http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk/.
“We can’t wait to get back to Donnington It was the first festival we ever played, way back in 2006 and we’ve had amazing crowds both times we played. Download’s a great festival to play at, so we’re glad they wanted us back!”
ENTER SHIKARI – ‘RETURN TO ENERGISER 2013. UK / IRELAND TOUR’
4th DORKING – DORKING HALLS
5th FROME – CHEESE & GRAIN
6th PLYMOUTH – UNIVERSITY
8th FALMOUTH – PRINCESS PAVILION
9th SALISBURY – CITY HALL
10th WESTON SUPER MARE – GRAND PIER
12th SWANSEA – BRANGWYN HALL
13th EBBW VALE – LEISURE CENTRE
15th NEW BRIGHTON – FLORAL PAVILION
16th KILMARNOCK – GRAND HALL
17th INVERNESS – IRON WORKS
18th ABERDEEN – GARAGE
21st GALASHIELS – VOLUNTEER HALL
22nd LINCOLN – ENGINE SHED
23rd SCARBOROUGH – OCEAN ROOMS
24th SCUNTHORPE – BATHS HALL
26th HATFIELD – FORUM
27th NORTHAMPTON – ROADMENDER
28th PETERBOROUGH – CRESSET
30th BELFAST – MANDELA HALL
1st DERRY – NERVE CENTRE
2nd CORK – PAVILION
3rd DUBLIN – ACADEMY
5th COVENTRY – KASBAH
Enter Shikari tickets are on sale as of today priced at £15 / £16 Dorking (subject to booking fee / prices may vary in Ireland)