Following a triumphant European tour that saw them hosting their most massive crowds to date, UK rock band Enter Shikari are announcing a Spring Tour to carry some of their adrenaline-drenched shows to North America. “We’re really looking forward to getting back into more intimate venues and once again meeting the people who’ve given us great support in over in the U.S.,” says vocalist Rou Reynolds of the upcoming 30-date tour in support of their latest album The Mindsweep, which was released early 2015 (tour dates below). Hands Like Houses and The White Noise will support all the dates.

“Being an independent band that don’t exactly play easy listening music and also have rather in depth lyrics, we understand that the people who are fans of our band REALLY get it,” he explains. “I feel immediately connected to our fans, on a scale you couldn’t achieve through playing mindlessly catchy soulless music. So even though we have a smaller fanbase in the U.S. we feel deeply connected to them and the country.”

Over the weekend, Enter Shikari played the biggest show of their career. Performing to a crowd of 10,000 at their headlining show at London’s Alexandra Palace, their stunner of a set was called “exciting and vibrant” by The Times who went on to say that “Enter Shikari’s real role is to give voice to the young and disenfranchised by poking fun at power.”

“The last few weeks have been pretty surreal, embarking on our first headline arena tour here in the UK,” he says. “It enabled us to create a larger show, a bigger spectacle. It enabled us to be so much more creative, be it with the surround sound or with the visuals and lighting. It’s been hugely gratifying to play the shows and hear the wonderful feedback.”

Preparing for their next jaunt to this continent, the outspokenly political Enter Shikari are hoping to balance out the rather absurd political climate with a dose of their own brand of positivity. Reynolds concludes, “With the election on the horizon, it feels that we should also be there at this time to do all we can to help steer the country away from the dark frightening paths that are looming,”

Tour Dates:
April 15 Seattle, WA El Corazon
April 16 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
April 17 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
April 18 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom
April 20 Las Vegas, NV Vinyl at Hard Rock
April 22 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
April 23 San Diego, CA Soma
April 24 Mesa, AZ Nile Theater
April 26 San Antonio, TX Korova
April 27 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
April 28 Houston, TX Scout Bar
April 30 Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville $
May 01 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
May 03 Philadelphia, PA TLA
May 04 Worcester, MA The Palladium
May 05 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
May 06 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
May 07 Freehold, NJ GameChangerWorld
May 08 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion $
May 10 Nashville, TN Rocketown
May 11 St Louis, MO Fubar
May 13 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
May 14 Somerset, WI Northern Invasion $
May 15 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
May 16 London, ON London Music Hall
May 17 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
May 18 Ottawa, ON Ritual
May 19 Toronto, ON Mod Club
May 20 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range $
May 21 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar

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