Enter Shikari have announced a UK tour with Cancer Bats & Engine-Earz Experiment for December 2012.
ES’s Rou Reynolds had the following to say about the tour:
“WIth the last set of UK shows being the biggest ones we’d done so far, there was expectation and pressure on us from some directions to move up into bigger rooms for this tour, as the ‘media perception’ of looking like you can play an arena (even with half of it curtained off) is apparently supposed to be of some worth. But when you factor in the basic facts of charging fans higher ticket prices so they can watch you from further away from the stage, and be charged £6 a pint into the bargain, it starts to feel like quite a cost just to be able to limply say “we played Wembley”, so we made the choice of actually going smaller for this tour and doing double nights instead.
it will be nice to be able to spend some time in the cities too. Having chance to lie in, then walk around a bit and do some Christmas shopping will be a welcome luxury (not a lot of room to spend time relaxing anywhere when you spend 9 months a year in a tour bus). Maybe we’ll throw a couple of after-shows in in some places too, as me and Rob love an opportunity for some post-show DJ action when we don’t have to travel afterwards.
Playing with artists like Cancer Bats and Engine-Earz as openers will be great too. Both of them are amazing and each brings something completely different to the show, and we’d like to think it will be giving the fans the chance to experience a really exciting and musically diverse bill”.
These are the dates, which go on sale on the 31st of August.
06 MANCHESTER Ritz
07 MANCHESTER Ritz
09 NEWCASTLE Academy
10 GLASGOW Barrowlands
11 GLASGOW Barrowlands
14 BIRMINGHAM Institute
15 BIRMINGHAM Institute
16 LONDON Roundhouse
17 LONDON Roundhouse
19 NORWICH UEA
20 NORWICH UEA