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Enter Shikari announce massive UK tour for February 2016
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Enter Shikari announce massive UK tour for February 2016

Enter Shikari have announced a massive UK tour for early 2016. 

The St Albans noiseniks will play their first UK arena shows as part of the tour, which kicks off on February 18th in Glasgow's O2 Academy and runs until February 27th when the band headline London's Alexandra Palace.

The tour, which consists of seven shows, will also see the band play huge gigs in Edinburgh, Nottingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff and Manchester. Pop punkers The Wonder Years will support on all shows. 

Speaking about the tour, frontman Rou Reynolds said: "It’s difficult to summon the words, we’re inexpressibly excited for these shows!  Before booking an ‘arena-sized’ tour we wanted to wait until we were able to book as many 'flat-floored' standing venues as possible up and down the UK, as there’s nothing rock ’n’ roll about sitting at a gig 100 meters from the stage. As much as is possible, these venues should feel like normal Shikari shows but swollen in size - the communal aspect of the shows should still stay intact."

He continued: "I also can’t tell you how much we’re looking forward to getting back into the sweet shop of production and lighting so we can make this a total assault on all the senses. We will also be doing a pro bono public service by testing the structural foundations of each one of these venues to their limits with our sub bass speakers. We’re really happy to have The Wonder Years out with us, too, and can’t wait to announce the full bill.”

The trek is in support of the band's new album The Mindsweep, which you can preview and purchase on the right-hand side of the page. To read a full interview with the band where they open up about the making of the album, click here. 

Enter Shikari are booked for a number of the summer's big festivals, including this weekend's Download Festival, Glastonbury, T In The Park and NASS. 

Tickets for the tour will go onsale next Friday (June 19th) at 9am. 

 

Enter Shikari will play:

O2 Academy Glasgow (February 18)

Edinburgh Corn Exchange (19)

Nottingham Capital FM Arena (20)

Bournemouth International Centre (22)

Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (23)

Manchester Victoria Warehouse (25)

London Alexandra Palace (27)

The Mindsweep
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