Following their biggest album and Arena tour to date, Enter Shikari share the video for new single ‘Take My Country Back’, taken from critically acclaimed Top 5 album ‘The Spark’, as they head out for the Summer to play special live dates throughout the UK and Europe including festival headline slots at 2000 Trees and Boomtown in the UK.
The band are excited to announce a warm up show at Hatfield’s The Forum venue: ‘A Local Show By Local People’ on 13th July, the day before they headline 2000 Trees Festival, and on 10th August ‘An Evening Spent In A Confined Space’ at The Joiners, Southampton*** before they headline the Town Centre Stage at Boomtown Festival in Winchester on 11th August. Full dates below and tickets available here from 10AM FRIDAY 20th APRIL at http://www.entershikari.com/shows
The video for ‘Take My Country Back’ was made by long-time Enter Shikari fan, Max Graur, chosen by the band for his flair when they saw the animated video he made for ‘There’s A Price On Your Head’, taken from their fourth album ‘The Mindsweep’. Watch the video for ‘Take My Country Back’ here: https://youtu.be/qwRDz6HFpHQ
“Unfortunately the sentiment of this track still stands, more than 12 months after Iwrote it. if anything, the atmosphere is worse than it was then. an increasingly hostile right-wing media acting as a megaphone for what we now know were exaggerations and outright lies, amplified by fake bot accounts on Twitter, reinforcing the prejudices of the ill-informed. It’s got a big chorus, though”.Rou Reynolds, Enter Shikari
run of headline Scandinavian shows is also being announced to close out Enter Shikari’s 2018, which see the band returning to the region for the first time since supporting The Prodigy on their massive Invaders Must Die tour in 2009.
“It’s good to be playing a couple of new festivals, new to us anyway, this summer. I’ve heard good things about both 2000 Trees and Boomtown and they’ve both got awesome line-ups this year, plus we’re looking forward to interspersing the big festivals with a couple of club shows. With the last two UK tours being arena-sized, it’ll be nice to be back in sweaty rooms” Rou Reynolds, Enter Shikari
***Music Venue Trusts “Fightback” series is a run of 100 shows in small venues by bigger artists, to highlight the importance of grassroots music venues to the culture and economy of the country, and to raise money for the MVT’s Emergency Fund providing legal aid to venues threatened with closure.
Enter Shikari’s critically acclaimed album ‘The Spark’ is an ambitious, inspiring piece of work that poignantly reflects their legendary career rise to have become one of the biggest and most exciting bands the UK has ever seen. Following 4 seminal albums of which 3 have been Top 10, ’The Spark’, produced by David Kosten (Everything Everything, Bat For Lashes), is the bands most melodic and personal album to date; a soundtrack to our tumultuous world, a record for everyone who’s filled with frustration but hasn’t lost the capacity for hope.
2018 Festival and Tour Dates below:
1st Rock Am Ring, Nurburgring, Germany
2nd Rock Im Park, Nuremberg Zeppelinfeld, Germany
17th Novarock Festival, Nickelsdorf, Austria
22nd HippieLandia, Sofia, Bulgaria
23rd Arsenal Festival, Kragujevac, Serbia
29th Jera On Air, Ysselsteijn, Holland
30th Vainstream, Munster, Germany
JULY 13th Hatfield. Forum, UK (supported by Boston Manor) 14th 2000trees Festival, Gloucestershire, Withington, UK 28th Fezen Festival, Szekesfehervar, Hungary
AUGUST 10th Southampton. The Joiners Arms, UK *** 11th Boomtown Festival, Winchester, UK 12th Urban Rock, Brno, BVV Exhibition Centre, Czech
DECEMBER 12th Bergen, Garage, Norway 13th Oslo, John Dee, Norway 14th Stockholm, Fryshuset, Sweden 15th Gothenburg, Sticky Fingers, Sweden 16th Copenhagen, Pumpehuset, Denmark