Shikari in Gala for intimate and off-the-beaten-track tour

Enter SHIKARI have announced a gig at Galashiels’ Volunteer Hall on Sunday, April 21.

The British post-hardcore band are rounding off 18 months of touring the world promoting their third album, A Flash Flood Of Colour, with the Return To Energiser 2013 UK and Ireland tour that sees them playing 24 intimate shows in “towns that they have either not played for a long time, never played before, or that never really get rock shows on their doorstep”.

The band added: ”We speak to a lot of people who come to the big shows and we’re very aware that a large number of them travel distances to come and see us. Not everyone lives in a major city, so we figured it was time we went out and tried to visit some people a little closer to home. It’s going to be awesome to be in small rooms and up-close-and-personal with crowds again, plus visiting some new places along the way.”

Enter Shikari combine post-hardcore and various heavy metal sub-genres, with elements of electronic genres. Support for all dates on the tour will come from “hotly-tipped for 2013” technical-metal/grime hybrid quintet Hactivist. For more info, go to www.entershikari.com