Enter Shikari postpone North American tour to autumn

Enter Shikari’s planned March and April dates across North America have been pushed back a few more months…

Enter Shikari postpone North American tour to autumn
Kerrang! staff
Tom Martin

Enter Shikari have announced that their North American tour dates have been rescheduled.

Originally planned for March and April, the band have been forced to move their shows to the autumn now, 'Due to ongoing uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and impact upon safe touring.' (Obviously.)

A few shows have unfortunately been scrapped entirely: Houston, TX, Minneapolis, MN, San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA. However their new route means that Shikari will now be playing the huge Aftershock Festival!

Catch Enter Shikari live at the following:


6 Dallas, TX The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
7 Austin, TX Mohawk
9 Orlando, FL The Social
10 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
15 Washington, DC Union Stage
16 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
17 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
18 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer
19 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
21 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick
22 Toronto, ON Opera House
24 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
25 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom*
30 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater


1 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
6 Los Angeles, CA The Regent Theater
7 Pomona, CA The Glass House Concert Hall
8 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival**
10 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
11 Seattle, WA Crocodile
12 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre

(* – upgraded venue / ** – additional festival appearance)

A few months back, frontman Rou Reynolds told Kerrang! that there was "no doubt" the band would be releasing new material in some form or another this year. "I’m hoping that the time we’ve had away from writing will allow us to reflect, grow, and approach things in a different way, or at least from a different angle," he said. "It feels like we’re coming into the writing process with fresh eyes, and while I don’t know exactly how that will affect the music, I think the impact could be pretty big, because we’ve never gone two years like this without writing music before – I’ve been writing music non-stop since I was nine! So this really feels like a full stop, new paragraph situation for the band."

Rou added that hitting the road again for last year's UK tour had already sparked new creativity.

"The idea is that now, finally, we can think about writing a new album – that’s my sole focus," he confirmed. "I’m currently working out what exactly it is that I need to do in order to exorcise the demons that will get me writing again, but even though we’re only early into this current run of shows, I’ve had moments when I’ve been walking offstage where I’ve felt that urge of, ‘Oh god – I need to write something right now!’ That’s a feeling I haven’t felt in so long. Finally, I’m looking forward to immersing myself in that urge, and delivering something new."

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