Enter Shikari announce UK Arena Tour

ENTER SHIKARI announce their biggest ever headline tour of UK arenas, set to take place through February 2024, in celebration of the release of their new album A Kiss for the Whole World, currently sitting at #1 on the Official UK Album Chart. Tickets go on sale from 10am BST on Fri 5th May here, with £1 from each ticket sale being donated to the Music Venue Trust in support of grassroots venues in each city the band will be touring through.

Praise for Enter Shikari’s new album A Kiss for the Whole World:

“Enter Shikari reassert their credentials as one of the UK’s most important rock bands.” – Upset ★★​​​​​​​★​​​​​​​★​​​​​​​★

“A Kiss For The Whole World might just be its authors’ finest work yet. Rooted in the present, somehow it is still the sound of the future.” – Louder ★​​​​​​​★​​​​​​​★​​​​​​​★ ½

“These are anthems of liberation for what seems an eternal uncertainty that we live in.” – Clash ★​​​​​​​★​​​​​​​★​​​​​​​★

“There is an explosive exuberance at the heart of Enter Shikari’s superb seventh album.” – Kerrang! ★​​​​​​​★​​​​​​​★​​​​​​​★

“A Kiss For The Whole World proves Enter Shikari are capable of nothing but pure, political, social, and ambitious fire” – The Line of Best Fit ★​​​​​​​★​​​​​​​★​​​​​​​★

“As hopeful as they’ve ever sounded” – NME ★​​​​​​​★​​​​​​​★​​​​​​​★

“Here is an album that sees Shikari proving exactly why they’ve carved their own place in UK music royalty.” – Rolling Stone UK ★​​​​​​​★​​​​​​​★​​​​​​​★

“A smacker” – Classic Rock

“When it comes to combining rave, metal and pop craftsmanship in songs that come with self-help messages and moral guidelines, nobody beats [Enter Shikari]” – The Times

Enter Shikari have long been noted for their gripping live shows and their ability to hold an audience in the palm of their hands. Multiple ‘Best Live Band’ award wins from the likes of the Kerrang! Awards, AIM Awards and Heavy Music Awards (where they are again nominated this year) – as well as a recent run of residency shows in the UK, Europe, US and Japan that sold out in minutes – say all that needs to be said about what the band’s live connection means to their legions of fans worldwide. And so with new album A Kiss for the Whole World last week giving them their first UK #1 album, the band have gone to the creative well yet again to devise the most thrilling and unique iteration of what the Enter Shikari live experience can be. Taking on some of the biggest stages they have ever played, Enter Shikari level up their live game once again.

It is this acknowledgement of the community and culture surrounding live music – and all that it has given to the band and their fans through the course of the last 20 years – that drives Enter Shikari to ceaselessly ramp up efforts to support them. This is why £1 from each ticket sale will be donated to the Music Venue Trust in support of grassroots venues in each city the band will be touring through.

Lead singer and producer Rou Reynolds comments on the initiative:

“Grassroots music venues in the UK are under existential threat. Every time we lose another one we lose a vital part of our culture. Bigger venues that benefit from the productive pipeline that grassroots venues provide need to support these smaller venues, as do the artists that have come up through them. Enter Shikari stands with Music Venue Trust in their efforts to bring more solidity and community to our brilliant UK live music scene”.

Joining the band on the tour will be a pair of artists established and emerging: Fever 333 and Noahfinnce. Enter Shikari first met Fever 333 vocalist Jason Aalon Butler when they took his former band, LetLive, on tour in Europe in 2011, and Noahfinnce became a firm friend when he supported the band on the first leg of the UK residency shows in February 2023.

Reynolds comments on what could be in store:

“We cannot wait to step things up and present a huge new show to everyone. And we’re really looking forward to playing Wembley Arena for the first time! (Enter Shikari are on their way to Wembley. Can you imagine what we’re gonna do to it?)

I’m buzzing to see the supports every night, too. We’ve known Jason for many years now, so can’t wait to see the next step for Fever333, and we had a great time with Noah on our residency tour earlier this year so simply had to have him back.”

Enter Shikari 2024 UK tour dates. Tickets go on sale from 10am BST on Fri 5th May here.

Fri 09 Feb – First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
Sat 10 Feb – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK
Mon 12 Feb – O2 Academy, Edinburgh, UK
Wed 14 Feb – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
Thu 15 Feb – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
Fri 16 Feb – International Arena, Cardiff, UK
Sat 17 Feb – OVO Arena Wembley, London, UK

A Kiss for the Whole World heralds the band’s most vibrant, direct and life-affirming album so far – one that has been a hit with fans and critics alike. Drawing rave reviews from the likes of Clash, Classic Rock, Kerrang!, The Line of Best Fit, Louder, NME, Rock Sound, Rolling Stone UK, The Times and Upset – as well as significant radio support from Absolute Radio, BBC Radio 1, 6 Music and Kerrang! Radio, along with MTV and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch – it has struck a chord with the Enter Shikari faithful as well as welcoming in swathes of new fans.

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Photo credit: Lukasz Palka

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