Enter Shikari Announce UK Tour Dates -
UK post-hardcore outfit, Enter Shikari have announced a run of UK dates set to see out the remainder of 2012, reports MetalTalk
The newly announced dates follow a hugely successful summer for
the Hertfordshire foursome in which they performed a number of
high-profile festival slots across Europe.
The upcoming shows will see them play a number of dates in Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham, London and Norwich.
Vocalist/electronicist Rou Reynolds has this to say on the impending UK tour:
"With the last set of UK shows being the biggest ones we'd done so far, there was expectation and pressure on us from some directions to move up into bigger rooms for this tour, as the 'media perception' of looking like you can play an arena (even with half of it curtained off) is apparently supposed to be of some worth.
"But when you factor in the basic facts of charging fans higher ticket prices so they can watch you from further away from the stage, and be charged £6 a pint into the bargain, it starts to feel like quite a cost just to be able to limply say "we played Wembley", so we made the choice of actually going smaller for this tour and doing double nights instead.
"It will be nice to be able to spend some time in the cities too. Having chance to lie in, then walk around a bit and do some Christmas shopping will be a welcome luxury (not a lot of room to spend time relaxing anywhere when you spend nine months a year in a tour bus).
"Maybe we'll throw a couple of after-shows in some
places too, as me and Rob love an opportunity for some post-show DJ
action when we don't have to travel afterwards. Playing with
artists like Cancer Bats and Engine-Earz as openers will be great
too. Both of them are amazing and each brings something completely
different to the show, and we'd like to think it will be giving the
fans the chance to experience a really exciting and musically
Enter Shikari Tour - December 2012
Thur 6th Manchester - Ritz
Fri 7th Mancherster - Ritz
Sun 9th Newcastle - Academy
Mon 10th Glasgow - Barrowlands
Tue 11th Glasgow - Barrowlands
Fri 14th Birmingham - Institute
Sat 15th Birmingham - Institute
Sun 16th London - Roundhouse
Mon 17th London - Roundhouse
Wed 19th Norwich - UEA
Thu 20th Norwich - UEA
Special guests for the entire tour are Toronto, Canada's Cancer Bats and Brighton's Engine-Earz Experiment.