Enter Shikari Acoustic – I just died

In  my humble opinion Enter Shikari are one of the top five live bands in the world right now.  they are by some distance the best british live act.  That’s why Number 1 son and I will be heading out to catch 3 out of the 7 UK arena dates they are playing next month.

My God I would love to have been present when they played an acoustic set at Alexandra Palace for an invited audience.  Ahead of their February 2016 headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace that closes their UK tour, Enter Shikari went into the venue in December 2015 to visit the site and to record a short acoustic set for a small audience of friends and competition winners.

Rather than use the 10,000 capacity space that will house the full-blown ‘arena rock show’, Ally Pally offered the band the use of the seldom-seen-by-the-general-public Victorian Theatre for the recording. The theatre, largely unused in this century, is a hidden gem behind the main building. A 2500 capacity ornate room that has, over the past 100+ years, served as not only a place of entertainment but also a haven for Belgian refugees, a BBC props store, and a German internment camp.
Footage from the set has been released via the band’s Youtube channel today , and three of the tracks will be available for streaming and download as a ‘Live & Acoustic at Alexandra Palace EP’ via all outlets from Monday 1st February.
Enter Shikari’s UK tour – which the band recently announced would utilise quadraphonic surround-sound – starts on Thursday 18th February in Glasgow, and ends up at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 27th February before heading out to Europe.
Support for the UK dates comes from The Wonder Years and The King Blues.
EP tracklist ; 
1) Torn Apart (Live & Acoustic at Alexandra Palace)
2) Myopia (Live & Acoustic at Alexandra Palace)
3) One True Colour (Live & Acoustic at Alexandra Palace)
release date ; Monday 1st February 2016.
Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep Tour – UK – Feb 2016 
Thurs 18 – Glasgow – O2 Apollo
Fri 19 – Edinburgh – Corn Exchange
Sat 20 – Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
Mon 22 – Bournemouth – International Center
Tues 23 – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Thurs 25 – Manchester – Victoria Warehouse
Sat 27 – London – Alexandra Palace
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About The Sound of Summer

Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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