Ahead of their February 2016 headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace that closes their UK tour, Enter Shikari went into the venue in December 2015 to visit the site and to record a short acoustic set for a small audience of friends and competition winners.
Rather than use the 10,000 capacity space that will house the full-blown ‘arena rock show’, Ally Pally offered the band the use of the seldom-seen-by-the-general-public Victorian Theatre for the recording. The theatre, largely unused in this century, is a hidden gem behind the main building. A 2500 capacity ornate room that has, over the past 100+ years, served as not only a place of entertainment but also a haven for Belgian refugees, a BBC props store, and a German internment camp.
Footage from the set has been released via the band’s Youtube channel today and three of the tracks will be available for streaming and download as a ‘Live & Acoustic at Alexandra Palace EP’ via all outlets from Monday 1st February.
Enter Shikari’s UK tour – which the band recently announced would utilise quadraphonic surround-sound – starts on Thursday 18th February in Glasgow, and ends up at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 27th February before heading out to Europe.
Support for the UK dates comes from The Wonder Years and The King Blues.
EP tracklist ;
1) Torn Apart (Live & Acoustic at Alexandra Palace)
2) Myopia (Live & Acoustic at Alexandra Palace)
3) One True Colour (Live & Acoustic at Alexandra Palace)
release date ; Monday 1st February 2016.
Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep Tour – UK – Feb 2016
Thurs 18 – Glasgow – O2 Apollo
Fri 19 – Edinburgh – Corn Exchange
Sat 20 – Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
Mon 22 – Bournemouth – International Center
Tues 23 – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Thurs 25 – Manchester – Victoria Warehouse
Sat 27 – London – Alexandra Palace