If there were awards for the busiest band, then from current evidence, Enter Shikari would surely be strong contenders! In just one month (February) they will be releasing a new single and album, and heading out on tour to play some big headline shows, and it doesn’t end there! Enter Shikari also have plans to play the Soundwave Festival in Australia, which will be closely followed by shows in Japan, a North American tour, their first ever shows in Russia, and of course a packed summer full of European and UK festival dates!
I don’t know how they will find time to eat, sleep, drink, and breathe! Anyway back to February’s single and album news! ‘Thumper’ has been chosen as the lead track for the album, and this will be released on February 14th, so if your loved one is a rocker, this might be a perfect valentines gift! The single release will be swiftly followed on February 22nd by the album, entitled ‘Tribalism-A Common Dread Companion’. This CD is a veritable mixing pot of live tracks, new material, b-sides, and previously unreleased remixes, all served up as either a standard, or special edition CD. This limited edition box set will contain, not only the new album, but a copy of ‘Live At Rock City’ on CD, a t-shirt, poster, sticker, and two button badges as well. The ‘Tribalism’ standard CD release will be available via all the usual outlets, with the special edition box set being sold via the web store at www.entershikari.com. Don’t forget though, before all that you can check out the ‘Best Live Band’ from 2009’s Rock Sound Readers Poll, at the following live dates:
Saturday 6th Feb – BLACKPOOL – Empress Ballroom
Sunday 7th Feb – GLASGOW – Barrowlands
Monday 8th Feb – GLASGOW – King Tuts (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday 9th Feb – MIDDLESBROUGH – Empire
Thursday 11th Feb – BOURNEMOUTH – O2 Academy
Friday 12th Feb – LONDON – Hammersmith Apollo
(support on all dates – except King Tuts – The King Blues).
All details correct at time of publishing.
For more information on the band please visit www.entershikari.com