Enter Shikari announce massive 28-date UK tour

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Enter Shikari have announced their longest ever run of UK live dates.

Frontman Rou Reynolds, bassist Chris Batten, guitarist Liam Clewlow and drummer Rob Rolfe will play a total of 28 shows across the country on the Stop The Clocks tour.

Reynolds says: “Our most recent UK tours have been of the ‘eight or nine shows in arenas / big sheds’ variety, so we consciously wanted to switch it up a bit going into 2019. 

“Enter Shikari have always kept dipping back into more intimate venues over the years, no matter how big our headline shows have become. That’s where we cut our teeth. 

“The heat-sweat-and-visceral-human-connection of smaller gigs is every bit the equal of the impressive-scale-and-expensive-production of arena shows. We’ve never seen the latter as an evolution away from the former. They exist on opposite sides of the same coin for us.”

Reynolds adds: “It's also no secret that austerity and the looming potential disaster of Brexit have seen people having to be a lot more careful with how they spend their money. 

“With things being what they are right now, it doesn’t seem fair for only those who can afford the travel to a major city for a night out – plus the inevitable other costs that go along with it – to be able to see a show.

“Playing 28 dates across the UK is our way of taking what we do back to as many people as possible, in the most intimate and direct way.”

Milk Teeth will be special guests on select dates, while other support artists will be announced in due course.

Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday (July 13). See the tour poster below.

Enter Shikari will also play a headline set at this weekend’s 2000 Trees festival.

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