Regular readers are probably aware by now that I think Enter Shikari are by some distance the best live band in the world right now. I enjoy them so much that I am attending three of their seven upcoming arena shows. I will be taking in the shows in Nottingham, Bournemouth and at London’s Alexandra Palace. I was already pretty excited by a lineup that includes support from The Wonder Years and a recently reformed The King Blues.
An announcement by Enter Shikari today announce the addition of London’s Arcane Roots to the bill of their Alexandra Palace headline show later this month. Currently writing and demoing for their second full-length album, Arcane Roots join a bill that also includes Pennsylvania’s The Wonder Years and the freshly-reformed original line-up of The King Blues.
Frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say ; “the Arcane Roots boys supported us in Europe last year and we had such a good time, and they’re such a great band, that it was a no-brainer to have them along for this show when the opportunity arose. We’re really looking forward to presenting such a diverse bill to the punters of Norf London”.
Enter Shikari recently released not only a brand new stand-alone single, ‘Redshift’ but also a digital only live acoustic EP recorded in the Victorian Theatre at Alexandra Palace in December 2015 in front of a handful of friends and competition winners.
The band tours the UK up to the Ally Pally show, before heading out to Europe for headline shows.
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