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Enter Shikari announce 2024 UK shows with Music Venue Trust donations

By | Published on Wednesday 3 May 2023

Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari have announced the dates of a UK tour in 2024 – including a number of arena shows – with plans to donate £1 from every ticket sold to the Music Venue Trust to support grassroots venues in each city they visit.

“Grassroots music venues in the UK are under existential threat”, says frontman Rou Reynolds. “Every time we lose another one we lose a vital part of our culture”.

“Bigger venues that benefit from the productive pipeline that grassroots venues provide need to support these smaller venues, as do the artists that have come up through them”, he adds. “Enter Shikari stands with Music Venue Trust in their efforts to bring more solidity and community to our brilliant UK live music scene”.

Welcoming that commitment, MVT CEO Mark Davyd says: “Music Venue Trust believes that it is the responsibility of the whole music ecosystem – artists, agents, managers, promoters, arenas and stadiums – to ensure that new and developing artists have a place to play in their local community”.

“Every musician needs a place where they can play the first song they wrote themselves in front of their first audience on their first stage”, he goes on. “The way to make sure the UK continues to be a major force for music around the world is to ensure that every time anyone invests in a ticket to a major event, a small part of the money they are spending is making its way back to the grassroots music venues where every artist begins their career”.

He concludes: “It comes as no surprise to us that Enter Shikari have become the first major arena headlining artist to strike out and make this happen; throughout the life of the charity, Rou, Chris, Rob and Rory have been right at the forefront of the campaign to protect, secure and improve the UK’s grassroots music venues”.

As for the Enter Shikari tour itself, Reynolds says that he’s particularly excited to perform at Wembley Arena, adding: “We cannot wait to step things up and present a huge new show to everyone. And we’re really looking forward to playing Wembley Arena for the first time! Enter Shikari are on their way to Wembley. Can you imagine what we’re gonna do to it?”

The band’s new album ‘A Kiss For The Whole World’ is out now. Tickets for the 2024 shows go on sale on Friday. Here are the dates:

9 Feb: Leeds, First Direct Arena
10 Feb: Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
12 Feb: Edinburgh, Academy
14 Feb: Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
15 Feb: Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
16 Feb: Cardiff, International Arena
17 Feb: London, Wembley Arena