Enter Shikari Begins Massive UK Tour in Leeds

Enter Shikari has officially kicked off its largest headlining UK tour to date, gracing the First Direct Arena in Leeds with a setlist filled to the brim with genre-bending bangers. They’re a rock band in the broadest sense, incorporating elements of electronica, emo, post-hardcore and more. And fans were treated to a full assortment of musical fusions during this 26-song Enter Shikari concert.

“We are going in hard,” frontman Rou Reynolds declared during “...Meltdown,” the heavy opening number that had the crowd conflicted on whether they should mosh or dance. In fact, this conundrum is all too common at an Enter Shikari concert, and we love them for it. They played one more crowd pleaser, “Live Outside,” before delving into a series of songs they haven’t played in years. Along with live debuts from their seventh album, A Kiss for the Whole World, that became their first UK No.1 when it came out last year.

“Torn Apart” “The Jester,” and “Interlude” were performed for the first time since 2019, while the audience witnessed live debuts of “Giant Pacific Octopus,” “Jailbreak,” “Goldish” and more. They even had Jason Aalon Butler, vocalist of opener Fever 333, join them on the first-ever run-through of “Losing My Grip!” Guest vocalists, between-song banter from Reynolds, and buckets of confetti? It doesn’t get much better than this, but the audience still had plenty of surprises to look forward to all night.

These include mini-solos from Reynolds on tracks like “the pressure’s on,” “Juggernauts,” and “Gap in the Fence,” plus classics like “Mothership,” “Solidarity,” “It Hurts,” and “Satellites.” Every song is a spectacle in itself, infused with elements of British humor about healthcare privatization, trumpet solos, vibrant lasers and more that only Enter Shikari could pull off. Even as the night winded down and Enter Shikari entered their encore era, the crowd was more amped up than ever as they soaked in every second of the band’s largest headlining show yet.

They closed this Enter Shikari concert with a Pendulum remix of “Sorry, You’re Not a Winner” and “A Kiss for the Whole World,” leaving every last attendee physically and emotionally covered in confetti. The energy that emits through the crowd, band, and crew at an Enter Shikari concert is simply unmatched, and the Leeds show was just the beginning! Will you be attending the rest of their UK concerts? Check out the full setlist here.

Enter Shikari setlist

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Last updated: 21 Jun 2024, 07:35 Etc/UTC