Those of you who’ve been with us a while know that Enter Shikari isn’t really a band given to nostalgia. Its way more fun to explore the future.
BUT… 2017 sees the debut album ‘Take To The Skies’ turn ten years old, so it was decided that that deserves some kind of celebration.
there will be a relatively small handful of ‘A Celebration Of 10 Years Take To The Skies’ shows around the world in spring 2017, and the first ones to be announced are in the UK & Ireland.
we’re proud to announce that ENTER SHIKARI WILL BE HEADLINING SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL 2017.
There will be a couple of intimate “warm-up” shows prior to the festival too, those being BELFAST Limelight & DUBLIN Academy.
these Slam Dunk shows and their warm-ups will be the ONLY UK ‘Take To The Skies’ shows.
Tickets are on sale NOW.
The Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject :
“Slam Dunk is a festival that we’ve been attending from the very start – Slam Dunk South is actually on the campus of my old Uni in Hatfield!
It’s grown into one of the most important festivals in alternative music, and it will be an absolute honour to headline it in 2017.
We’re going to be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of our debut album Take To The Skies, which feels totally mental in and of itself.
The fact that we get to reminisce and relive tracks we recorded so long ago, and that are still held dear by so many, is something I could have never anticipated back then and fills me with appreciation for everyone that has supported this band over the years.
We’ll never write another album like Take To The Skies, as Enter Shikari isn’t really a band that looks backwards.
But as this is a special occasion it’s important for us to recognise the importance of this album to us, and for the family of people who have supported us since those early days. On a purely selfish note, I cannot wait to play some of the tracks we haven’t played since 2007, or even ever!”