A week after releasing The Spark, Enter Shikari headed overseas to perform their only US show for the remainder of 2017. Filled with fans who traveled from all over the country, Rough Trade was completely packed, creating an intimate (and incredibly sweaty) environment.
After starting the show off with “The Spark,” the band warmed fans up with some older favorites, namely “Redshift” and “The Last Garrison,” before transitioning into some of the more anthemic and upbeat tracks off of their latest record. The energy in the room quickly picked up throughout “Take My Country Back,” “Undercover Agents,” and “Rabble Rouser,” as Enter Shikari proved that they could successfully get a crowd rowdy even at 2:30 in the afternoon. When the band returned to the stage for a three-song encore, it didn’t take long for vocalist Rou Reynolds to join the crowd so that he could sing “Live Outside” amongst the fans.
If there was anyone in attendance who was still iffy about the direction Enter Shikari is headed in with The Spark, I doubt they left the venue that day feeling the same. Once again, the band has undoubtedly proven that they are one of the best, through and through.
For those of you who can't get enough of The Spark, fear not. Enter Shikari will be kicking off 2018 with a full US and Canada tour, accompanied by Milk Teeth.
Tour Dates (w/ Milk Teeth):
01/19 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
01/20 - Dallas, TX - Tree's
01/22 - Orlando, FL - The Social
01/23 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
01/25 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
01/26 - Raleigh, NC - Cat's Cradle
01/27 - Richmond, VA - Capital Ale House
01/28 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
01/30 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
02/02 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
02/03 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
02/05 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
02/06 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
02/08 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Hall
02/09 - Chicago, IL - Metro
02/10 - St Paul, MN - Amsterdam Hall
02/11 - Winnipeg, MB - The Pyramid Cabaret
02/13 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth
02/14 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Ballroom
02/16 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial
02/17 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's
02/18 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
02/20 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium
02/23 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
02/24 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
02/25 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic
02/27 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom