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Enter Shikari Release Remix EP, North American Tour Begins

Featured — By HopelessNatalie on April 2, 2012

With their much-anticipated headlining tour kicking off this week (they play Boston’s Paradise Rock Club tomorrow night), UK’s electro-punk-rockersENTER SHIKARI have released a remix EP for the single “Arguing With Thermometers.” Available on iTunes for $2.99 at http://hopel.es/HaF9Uq, the EP contains three remixes and the album version from their critically-acclaimed and chart-topping latest album A Flash Flood of Colour on Hopeless Records. From the dubstep/techno remix by UK’s Alex Calver (né Calvertron) to the breakbeat/dubstep remix by Glasgow’s Taz Buckfaster to the industrial-leaning deconstruction by Japan’s Goth-Trad, the EP reimagines the songs through the eyes of three of the biggest progressive underground DJs impacting the scene today.

Consciously changing the way multi-band tours are constructed, Enter Shikari are taking a much more generous and fair approach and bringing only two other bands, Letlive and At the Skylines, along for the ride with each band receiving a more expansive set than normal package tours (dates below). “The more eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that this tour is made up of a three-band-bill. Believe us, this is deliberate,” said the band previously in a combined statement. “It has long been the belief in Enter Shikari camp that North American audiences have been trained, like customers at a bad diner, to believe that a large full plate makes up for tasteless food. While nobody here thinks that one tour will reverse the trend, we’re at least going to give it a go. Instead of cramming what they have to say into 25 minute sets with ten minutes on either side to get their gear on and offstage, each band will be given time to spread their wings, safe in the knowledge that all their onstage ducks are in line.”

A Flash Flood of Colour debuted on UK’s Official Album Chart at #1 and their corresponding tour is on its way to sell out over 18,000 tickets across only six shows in advance of its March 17th kick off. Over here in the US, the album debuted at #4 Top Rock Albums (#42 overall albums) on iTunes and was voted byAlternative Press as “Most Anticipated” and made good on that promise by landing a 4.5 stars (out of five), eliciting the praise, “it’s a musically adventurous (and surprisingly catchy) album, but the real reason to listen to it is to let Reynolds stimulate your sense beyond the mosh pit.” Not to be outdone, UK’s music tome NME hailed, “This rage against the machine could well be the four-piece’s defining statement.” SPINlikened the album as “If the Streets’ Mike Skinner chugged drugs at a rave and tried to save the world with metal.”

Enter Shikari is Rou Reynolds (vocals / electronics), Rory Clewlow (guitar / backing vocals), Chris Batten (bass / vocals), and Rob Rolfe (drums). A Flash Flood of Colour was released on January 17, 2012 via Hopeless Records and is currently on sale at iTunesfor $5.99 for the standard version (http://hopel.es/HOtUhH) and $6.99 for the deluxe edition (http://hopel.es/H8Vrrl). The band released a live video of “Gandhi, Mate, Gandhi” recently through Altpress.com here.

The band’s North American tour with letlive. and At The Skylines kicks off Sunday; dates below and tickets available here.

Apr 1 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Apr 3 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Apr 4 The Loft Poughkeepsie, NY
Apr 5 Theater of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Apr 6 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Apr 7 La Tulipe Montreal, QC
Apr 8 Annex Wreckroom Toronto, ON
Apr 10 Infinity Hall Buffalo, NY
Apr 11 iLounge Pontiac, MI
Apr 12 The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
Apr 13 Station 4 St. Paul, MN
Apr 15 WECC Winnepeg, MB
Apr 17 The Den Calgary, AB
Apr 18 The Starlite Room Edmonton, AB
Apr 21 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Apr 22 Branx Portland, OR
Apr 24 Catalyst Atrium Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 27 Soma Sidestage San Diego,CA
Apr 28 The Glass House Pomona, CA
Apr 29 Nile Theatre Mesa, AZ
May 1 The Aruba Las Vegas, NV
May 2 Club Sound Salt Lake City, UT
May 3 The Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
May 5 The Door Dallas, TX
May 6 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
May 7 The Studio @ Warehouse Live Houston, TX
May 9 State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL
May 10 Rocketown Pompano Beach, FL
May 11 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
May 12 The Social Orlando, FL

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