ENTER SHIKARI have been confirmed as the headliner for next year’s Slam Dunk Festival!
With the band working on their fifth full-length record, in Spring 2017 the band will take time off to perform a handful of shows to celebrate the ten year anniversary of their debut, Take To The Skies. This includes headlining sets at Slam Dunk Festival in Birmingham, Leeds and Hatfield, along with two warm up shows in Dublin and Belfast.
Speaking about the announcement, frontman Rou Reynolds says, “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!”
Tour dates are as follows:
TUES 23rd – DUBLIN – Academy
WED 24th – BELFAST – Limelight
SAT 27th – BIRMINGHAM – NEC
SUN 28th – LEEDS – City Centre
MON 29th – HATFIELD – The Forum
Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival go on sale on Friday November 11th at 9am. Tickets can be purchased via the official Slam Dunk website.
For more information on ENTER SHIKARI like their official page on Facebook.