Children Of Bodom's prodigious debut album ‘Something Wild’ was released 20 years ago and thus the mighty Hatecrew were born. Finland's melodic death superstars will take to the road in 2017 to celebrate 20 years of life in the form of a mind blowing classic set-list. For an entire month, Children Of Bodom will bring their reaper sound over to the UK and Central Europe, so make sure to catch the guys on one of these dates.
The UK leg will see the band hit two prestigious venues - London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Manchester’s Academy 2.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday Dec 14th @ 10.00 GMT:
11th March 2017 – Manchester, Academy 2
12th March 2017 – London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
A few weeks ago, Children Of Bodom released a special lyric video for the song 'My Bodom (I Am The Only One)', taken from the band's latest studio album, ‘I Worship Chaos’. On October 20th, fans were encouraged via social media to submit photos of themselves with the band for a chance to be in the upcoming video. Over 300 photos were selected to be featured in the 'My Bodom (I Am The Only One)' lyric video. You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/EMje43asm-A
“Amberian Dawn is now 10 years old and we’re going to celebrate it properly by doing our first Headliner tour in Europe with our label mates Diabulus in Musica, who are also having their 10th active year happening as well. Our co-headlining tour will be named “Amberian Dawn 10th Anniversary Tour”. Opening act will be Finnish based Crimson Sun!
Be there and share the word (in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter et !! Make sure that all of your friends will find out about this tour !!
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Even a band as resolutely committed to forward motion as Enter Shikari sometimes has to pause to take stock and review the ground they’ve covered. The 10 year anniversary of the release of debut album ‘Take To The Skies’ seems as good a time as any.
Recorded in Reading, England by the band while still in their teens, on a budget of “not very much at all”, the album has gone on to sell 140,000+ copies in the UK alone, and in a very short space of time took Enter Shikari from a young band touring the small / medium sized clubs of the UK to big venues and festival main stages worldwide.
In spring 2017, The band will be taking time out from work on their fifth “proper” album to perform a handful of shows worldwide over the space of a couple of months or so celebrating the anniversary of ’Take To The Skies’, with this UK / Ireland leg the first to be announced.
Enter Shikari will headline 2017’s Slam Dunk Festival in Birmingham, Leeds and Hatfield, as well as two intimate warm-up shows in Belfast & Dublin.
The dates being ;
TUES 23rd - DUBLIN - Academy
WED 24th - BELFAST - Limelight
SAT 27th - BIRMINGHAM - NEC
SUN 28th - LEEDS - City Centre
MON 29th - HATFIELD - The Forum
Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds opined thusly on the situation ;
"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!”
Enter Shikari recently released the stand-alone single 'Hoodwinker' - https://youtu.be/1qCpoH4VO9Y and on 18th November release Volume 6 of their ongoing ‘Bootleg Series’, ‘Live At Alexandra Palace’, on 2xLP, 2xCD and digital, recorded at the sold-out headline show at the 9,000 capacity London venue in February 2016.
Upon the album’s release, the band will be doing a handful of in-store signings, plus a Shikari Sound System DJ set in Manchester on release night (18th Nov).
Friday 18th Nov. 5:30pm - signing at HMV Manchester.
Friday 18th Nov. from 10pm - Shikari Sound System DJ set at SOUTH, Manchester
Saturday 19th Nov. 3:00pm - signing at Jumbo Records, Leeds.
Tuesday 22nd Nov. 6.00pm - signing at Banquet Records, Kingston
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