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Enter Shikari launch documentary mini-series & announce intimate Glasgow shows

Enter Shikari launch documentary mini-series / announce intimate Glasgow shows

Following on from the publication of frontman Rou Reynolds’ “A Treatise On Possibility” by Faber on 16th July, and ahead of the release of the “Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible” 2xLP / 2xCD deluxe editions (now moved to August 27th due to Brexit / Covid-related pressing delays), Enter Shikari have released the first in a mini-series of four short documentaries exploring some of the themes of the book and how they relate to tracks from the album. 

One part album-making-of, one part anthropological study, “A Film On Possibility” features input from expert guests such as George Monbiot, Dacher Keltner and Toby Ord, as well as the band themselves, on a variety of subjects such as climate catastrophe, the dangers of social media, and existential peril (suffice to say, this is not your standard “how we got that guitar sound” behind-the-scenes video). 

Episode One is available now with remaining three episodes released at 6PM BST tomorrow (Wed 28th), Thurs 29th and Friday 30th. The final episode will be followed at 7PM BST by a live online Q+A with Rou Reynolds, available to those who have preordered the book or album from Rough Trade Records. 

Rou Reynolds had this to say:
“There’s a 1 in 6 chance that humanity makes it through this century.  In a world of TikToks, Tweets, and vox pops, we lose depth, detail, and broader perspectives.  We get lost in the 24 hour news cycle, advertising, and online debate.  This is us delving headfirst into a whole range of dizzying, yet critical, topics. Knowledge is power.”

Also today, Enter Shikari have announced two small Glasgow shows, alongside music industry climate awareness group Music Declares Emergency, to coincide with the COP26 Climate Summit in the city this coming November. The dates at Glasgow’s QMU fall on the 3rd & 4th November. General sale tickets are available from Friday 30th July at 10AM, with special presale from Wednesday 28th at 10AM for members of the band’s Future Historians fan club. 

Rou Reynolds, again; 
“Personally, I seize any excuse to get back to Scotland, so with our Edinburgh show now sold out, we’re really happy to have an excuse to play Glasgow too.  And this is perhaps the best excuse ever to go make a whole load of noise in Glasgow. COP26 is one of the most pivotal meetings in the history of humankind. We shall be there to lend our voice and demand real action on the climate crisis.” 

Information on Music Declares Emergency ; 
Formed by a group of UK based artists and music industry professionals in London in 2019, Music Declares Emergency works with over 5000 declarers from all sectors and areas of the global music industry, placing music at the heart of conversation and action in relation to the climate emergency. Their slogan, ‘No Music On A Dead Planet’, has been seen by millions on screens and stages across the world and its groups across Europe and North America continue to place concern for the climate at the heart of music culture.

Enter Shikari tour the UK & Europe in November / December 2021 and January / February 2022, followed by a full North American tour in March / April 2022. 
UK – November 2021
Weds 24th – EXETER – Great Hall
Thurs 25th – NORTHAMPTON – Roadmender – SOLD OUT
Fri 26th – BRIGHTON – Chalk   – SOLD OUT
Sat 27th – BEXHILL De La Warr Pavillion

UK – December 2021 
Sat 4th – LONDON – Alexandra Palace  – SOLD OUT
Sun 5th – MANCHESTER – O2 Victoria Warehouse – SOLD OUT
Tues 7th – LINCOLN – Engine Shed 
Wed 8th – HULL – Asylum 
Thur 9th – BRISTOL – O2 Academy   – SOLD OUT
Sat 11th – LIVERPOOL – Mountford Hall 
Sun 12th – LEEDS – O2 Academy 
Mon 13th – EDINBURGH – Usher Hall  – SOLD OUT
Wed 15th – BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy  – SOLD OUT
Thur 16th – CARDIFF – Great Hall  – SOLD OUT
Fri 17th – SOUTHAMPTON – O2 Guildhall   – SOLD OUT
Sun 19th – MIDDLESBROUGH – Town Hall 
Mon 20th – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City  – SOLD OUT
Tues 21st – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City  – SOLD OUT 

EUROPE – January / February 2022 
Fri 28th – HAMBURG, DE – Markthalle  – SOLD OUT
Sat 29th – MUNSTER, DE –  Skater’s Palace
Mon 31st – AMSTERDAM, NL – Melkweg   – SOLD OUT
Tues 1st – HANNOVER, DE – Faust 
Thur 3rd – BERLIN, DE – ColumbiaHalle 
Fri 4th – COLOGNE, DE – Palladium 
Sat 5th – ANTWERPEN, BE – Trix 
Mon 7th – ZURICH, CH – X-Tra Limmathaus 
Tues 8th – STUTTGART, DE – LKA Longhorn 
Wed 9th – MUNICH, DE – TonHalle
Thur 10th – OFFENBACH, DE – Stadthalle 

NORTH AMERICA – March / April 2022
Fri 25th – DALLAS, TX – Hi-Fi
Sat 26th – AUSTIN, TX – Mohawk
Sun 27th –  HOUSTON, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Tues 29th –  ORLANDO, FL – The Social
Wed 30th –  ATLANTA, GA – Terminal West
Fri 1st – PHILADELPHIA PA – Union Transfer
Sat 2nd – BROOKLYN, NY – Warsaw
Sun 3rd – BOSTON, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Mon 4th – WASHINGTON, DC – Union Stage
Wed 6th – TORONTO, ON – Opera House
Thur 7th – DETROIT, MI – The Magic Stick
Fri 8th – CHICAGO, IL – Concord Music Hall
Sat 9th – MILWALKEE, WI – Backroom @ Colectivo
Sun 10th – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Fine Line
Tue 12th – DENVER, CO – Bluebird Theater
Wed 13th – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Urban Lounge
Fri 15th – VANCOUVER, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Sat 16th – SEATTLE, WA – The Crocodile
Sun 17th – PORTLAND, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Tue 19th – SACRAMENTO, CA – Goldfield Roseville
Wed 20th – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Great American Music Hall
Fri 22nd – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Regent Theater
Sat 23rd – POMONA, CA – The Glass House

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Martin Bone - Editor-in-Chief

Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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