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 (http://www.facebook.com/hacktivistband), plus opening artist TBC.
Enter Shikari are also excited to announce they have been confirmed for the main stage at DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2013 in June.
"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'
Thur 4th - DORKING - DORKING HALLS
Fri 5th - FROME - CHEESE & GRAIN
Sat 6th - PLYMOUTH - UNIVERSITY
Mon 8th - FALMOUTH - PRINCESS PAVILION
Tue 9th - SALISBURY - CITY HALL
Wed 10th - WESTON SUPERMARE - GRAND PIER
Fri 12th - SWANSEA - BRANGWYN HALL_
Sat 13th - EBBW VALE - LEISURE CENTRE
Mon 15th - NEW BRIGHTON - FLORAL PAVILION
Tue 16th - KILMARNOCK - GRAND HALL
Wed 17th - INVERNESS - IRON WORKS
Thur 18th - ABERDEEN - GARAGE
Sun 21st - GALASHIELS - VOLUNTEER HALL
Mon 22nd - LINCOLN - ENGINE SHED
Tue 23rd - SCARBOROUGH - OCEAN ROOMS
Wed 24th - SCUNTHORPE - BATHS HALL
Fri 26th - HATFIELD - FORUM
Sat 27th - NORTHAMPTON - ROADMENDER
Sun 28th - PETERBOROUGH - CRESSET
Tue 30th - BELFAST - MANDELA HALL
Wed - 1st - DERRY - NERVE CENTRE
Thur 2nd - CORK - PAVILION
Fri 3rd - DUBLIN - ACADEMY
Sun 5th - COVENTRY - KASBAH