UK sensations Enter Shikari return to the US announcing Coachella and SXSW. They’re kicking it all off with a string of West coast dates this February!
“Already big in Britain, Enter Shikari bring a fresh twist to the frequently botched dream of rocktronica. Where The Prodigy merged rave dynamics with cartoon punk tantrums, Shikari mesh hacking guitar riffs with serenely celestial synth- ripples.” Simon Reynolds, Blender Magazine
“Enter Shikari have no interest in staying obscure. The internet storming quartet wed hardcore punk’s most crowd-rallying elements-intense breakdowns and gang vocals – to the melodic buildup of that most populist of dance genres-trance.” Aaron Burgess, SPIN ***1/2
“Enter Shikari…have become the figureheads of a new anything-goes generation…Their marriage of both types of hardcore (techno and punk) and a flirtation with the trappings of rave culture have resulted in a unique combination that fuses the hard-hitting wide-eyed delivery of the Prodigy with the proto-screamo dynamics of Refused….” -Alternative Press
8 Feb 2008
Neumos (with Aiden)
9 Feb 2008
Hawthorne Theatre (with Aiden)
12 Feb 2008
New Oasis (with Aiden & Madina Lake)
13 Feb 2008
Modesto (with Aiden & Madina Lake)
14 Feb 2008
16 Feb 2008
Knitting Factory (with A Static Lullabye)
Los Angeles, California
17 Feb 2008
tbc (with A Static Lullabye)
San Diego, California
Enter Shikari will also be making their SXSW debut this March in addition to playing Coachella on Saturday April 26
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“(Enter Shikari) are quite simply the best band in the world today. “I saw Enter Shikari live last October (06), before I got ill with cancer, and the sight of these boys on stage with 200 15-year-old kids with glow-sticks and glow rings going f**king berserk was exciting.” – Tony Wilson on Pitchfork
High in energy, defiantly independent, unabashedly ambitious and equipped with a wealth of musical knowledge and a thirst for more. Collectively as a band and individually, each member offers a little something special to the “Mothership” that is Enter Shikari. Onstage, they’re like un-caged animals, roaming the stage and climbing the equipment, simply reaffirming this is where they are most at home, with their fans. Each member, in constant motion… one climbing his keyboards, another has been known to walk on the hands of their audience and crowd surf himself to the back of the room only to reach and climb the balcony above. It’s also a common sight for them to put their instruments aside for a minute or two to have a dance with the crowd, for good measure.
In true Keith Moon fashion, Rolfe is quite possibly the wildest member in the band, he is blatantly unable to physically stay behind his drum kit through out the set, continually moving stage front during (the) synthesized parts of songs – he’s a key element into what gets the crowd excited and what makes this band so utterly unique in their performances.