Enter Shikari Announce 2012 North American Headlining Tour

Enter Shikari

Riding on a crest of overwhelmingly glowing press on both sides of the Atlantic (and elsewhere as well!), UK-based electro-punk-rockers ENTER SHIKARI are gearing up for an extensive North American tour that will start in Atlanta on April 1st and then they will circle the US for six weeks.

Unlike the current trend in Stateside touring of piling multiple bands into compact packages, Enter Shikari instead are taking a much more generous and fair approach and taking only two other bands, Letlive and At the Skylines, along for the ride.

"The more eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that this tour is made up of a three-band-bill. Believe us, this is deliberate," said the band in a combined statement. "It has long been the belief in Enter Shikari camp that North American audiences have been trained, like customers at a bad diner, to believe that a large full plate makes up for tasteless food. While nobody here thinks that one tour will reverse the trend, we're at least going to give it a go. Instead of cramming what they have to say into 25 minute sets with ten minutes on either side to get their gear on and offstage, each band will be given time to spread their wings, safe in the knowledge that all their onstage ducks are in line."

Enter Shikari album

Titled appropriately enough A FLASH FLOOD OF COLOUR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2012 after their album of the same name, this tour makes the first time North American audiences will witness Enter Shikari play a full set in the style that has taken them to selling out 5,000 capacity rooms in the UK (the band's last US jaunt was in November 2010).

Hopefully strapped in for the frenzied and frenetic experience, it's safe to say that the continent better be prepared for a doozy. With the continents' media and press battling it out for who can say more positive things about the album, the public at large have responded in kind.

A Flash Flood of Colour debuted on UK's Official Album Chart at #1 and their corresponding tour is on its way to sell out over 18,000 tickets across only six shows in advance of its March 17th kick off. Over in the US, the album debuted at #4 Top Rock Albums (#42 overall albums) on iTunes and was voted by Alternative Press as "Most Anticipated" and made good on that promise by landing a 4.5 stars (out of five), eliciting the praise, "it's a musically adventurous (and surprisingly catchy) album, but the real reason to listen to it is to let Reynolds stimulate your sense beyond the mosh pit."

Not to be outdone, UK's music tome NME hailed, "This rage against the machine could well be the four-piece's defining statement." SPIN likened the album as "If the Streets' Mike Skinner chugged drugs at a rave and tried to save the world with metal."

Co-produced by the band and Dan Weller (Young Guns, Gallows) in Bang Saray, Thailand and London, England during May/June 2011, and mixed in Vancouver, Canada by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Biffy Clyro), A Flash Flood Of Colour is Enter Shikari's follow-up to 2009's acclaimed Common Dreads. An incandescent snapshot of the modern age - of globalization and recession, repression and protest, commerce and control, activism and engagement - it's music for a newly jolted generation, a soundtrack for the mosh-pit, the dance floor and the front lines.

Enter Shikari is Rou Reynolds (vocals / electronics), Rory Clewlow (guitar / backing vocals), Chris Batten (bass / vocals), and Rob Rolfe (drums). A Flash Flood of Colour was released on January 17, 2012 via Hopeless Records.

Photo credit: Joe Dilworth

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