Enter Shikari have invited St. Louis, Missouri post-hardcore quintet Story Of The Year along as main support on the band's January 2010 European headline tour, and as openers on the UK dates in February 2010 (which feature The King Blues as main support). What's more, Story Of The Year have accepted this invitation. Everyone is very pleased.
The tour starts in Denmark on the 8th Jan, and ends on the 12th Feb with a show at London's 5,000 capacity Hammersmith Apollo. Unfortunately, due to commitments back in the USA, Story Of The Year will be unable to appear at the Hammersmith show. When we know what will happen instead, we will make an announcement of the London line-up.
There will be an Enter Shikari release to coincide with the UK dates. Details are still sketchy, but the release will definitely feature two brand new tracks recorded in November 2009 with 'Common Dreads' producer Andy Gray on the Isle Of Wight prior to the band starting their current European tour as support on The Prodigy's arena tour of Europe.
While on the subject of supports, the bill for the Enter Shikari Christmas party show at Hertforshire University in Hatfield has finally been locked in. The show happens on Saturday 19th December across the Forum & Attic rooms at the newly opened venue.
The diverse bill of bands and DJs is drawn from the friends and family of the band and includes performances ranging from the conscious electro-acoustic emo-pop of Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, to the poetic activist hip-hop of Lowkey, to the hyper-melodic rock-pop of Canterbury, to the gut-churning dubstep of the True Tiger label DJs.
The night also features a rare performance by Enter Shikari singer Rou Reynold's 8-piece hardcore / hip-hop band (in which he plays guitar) JBM... as well as DJ sets from Rou & ES drummer Rob Rolfe in their ROUT and Sgt. Rolfy guises.
Doors open at 4:30pm and the show is open to anyone aged 14+. However, when Enter Shikari's set in the Forum finishes at 10:30pm, all action moves into the Attic room, and due to licensing laws has to become 18+ from then until 3am.
The full line-up looks like this (not final running order);
(4:30pm til 10:30pm) -
Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly
None The Less
Lights Go Blue
Bebop & Rocksteady
(10:30pm til 3am)
The Qemists (DJ set)
True Tiger (Dj set)
PDex & GLP (DJ set)
Sgt. Rolfy (DJ set)
ROUT (DJ set)
ENTER SHIKARI EUROPEAN TOUR, JANUARY 2010 - (support on all dates - STORY OF THE YEAR)
FRIDAY 8 - COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Vega
SUNDAY 10 - GOTHENBURG, Sweden - Brewhouse
MONDAY 11 - STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Debaser Slussen
TUESDAY 12 - MALMO, Sweden - KB
WEDNESDAY 13 - HAMBURG, Germany - Markthalle
FRIDAY 15 - BERLIN, Germany - Postbahnhof
SATURDAY 16 - PRAGUE, Czech Republic - LMB
SUNDAY 17 - SALZBURG, Austria - Rockhouse
MONDAY 18 - LINZ, Austria - Posthof
WEDNESDAY 20 - MILAN, Italy - Music Drome
THURSDAY 21 - MUNICH, Germany - Backstage Werk
FRIDAY 22 - DRESDEN, Germany - Beatpol
SATURDAY 23 - BASEL, Switzerland - Somercasino
MONDAY 25 - COLOGNE, Germany - Glora
TUESDAY 26 - MANNHEIM, Germany - Alte Feuerwache
WEDNESDAY 27 - PARIS, France - Maroquinerie
THURSDAY 28 - ANTWERP, Belgium - Trix Hall
SATURDAY 30 - AMSTERDAM, Holland - Melkweg
SUNDAY 31 - EINDHOVEN, Holland - Effenaar
ENTER SHIKARI UK TOUR, FEBRUARY 2010 - (supports - THE KING BLUES [all dates] + STORY OF THE YEAR [all dates except London]).
SATURDAY 6 - BLACKPOOL - Empress Ballroom
SUNDAY 7 - GLASGOW - Barrowlands
TUESDAY 9 - MIDDLESBROUGH - Empire
THURSDAY 11 - BOURNEMOUTH - O2 Academy
FRIDAY 12 - LONDON - Hammersmith Apollo
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