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Enter Shikari Have Announced The Longest UK Tour Of Their Career

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 11 July 2018 at 09.00

The band are set to cover the UK with 28 shows.

Enter Shikari are hitting the road on their just-announced Stop The Clocks Tour in the UK.

Setting off in December, the tour will see Shikari playing in a record 28 shows across the UK, hitting a number of smaller centers usually missed on tours.

“Our most recent UK tours have been of the “eight or nine shows in arenas / big sheds” variety, so we consciously wanted to switch it up a bit going into 2019" explains frontman Rou Reynolds. "Enter Shikari have always kept dipping back into more intimate venues over the years, no matter how big our headline shows have become. That’s where we cut our teeth. The heat-sweat-and-visceral-human-connection of smaller gigs is every bit the equal of the impressive-scale-and-expensive-production of arena shows. We’ve never seen the latter as an evolution away from the former. They exist on opposite sides of the same coin for us. 

Speaking on the decision to hit so many locations on the tour, Rou continued "It's also no secret that austerity and the looming potential disaster of Brexit have seen people having to be a lot more careful with how they spend their money. With things being what they are right now, it doesn’t seem fair for only those who can afford the travel to a major city for a night out (plus the inevitable other costs that go along with it) to be able to see a show. Playing 28 dates across the UK is our way of taking what we do back to as many people as possible, in the most intimate and direct way”.

Nice stuff. Tickets are on sale 9am Friday July 13 here.

Check out the full list of tour dates below:

DECEMBER

01 - LINCOLN Engine Shed
02 - KEELE SU
03 - HULL The Welly
04 - CARDIFF Tramshed
06 - FROME Cheese & Grain
07 - EXETER Lemongrove
08 - PLYMOUTH SU
09 - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids

JANUARY

10 - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
11 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
12 - LONDON O2 Brixton Academy
13 - LEICESTER O2 Academy
15 - LLANDUDNO Cymru
16 - LIIVERPOOL O2 Academy
18 - BRISTOL O2 Academy
19 - SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
20 - NORWICH UEA
23 - GLASGOW Barrowland
24 - ABERDEEN Beach Ballroom
25 - INVERNESS Ironworks
26 - PRESTON Guildhall
28 - NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
29 - SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
30 - CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

FEBRUARY

01 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
02 - LEEDS O2 Academy
03 - MANCHESTER Academy
04 - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy

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