February 2016; Enter Shikari head out on a tour of the UK, taking in some of the biggest venues they have ever headlined in their decade-long career.
In the DIY fashion that the band have become synonymous with, the video screen content and programming for the front of house quadrophonic audio system has all been created and slaved over for months by the band themselves. Wary of the potential disaster/glorious victory that lies ahead, but never ones to shy away from lifting the curtain to show the inner-workings of their endeavours, the band consider it a wise move to ensure someone is on hand to capture it all on video.
Enter Shikari met photographer/videographer Alexey Makhov on one of their now regular trips to Russia; so when he mentioned his availability prior to the tour, it struck everyone as a no-brainer.
The resulting 30 minute mini-documentary mixes beautifully shot & edited live footage, behind the scenes access, and candid interviews with the band; following them from the tour’s production rehearsals right through to its conclusion at a sold out show at London’s 9000 capacity Alexandra Palace.
On Alexy’s filming of the tour, Frontman Rou Reynolds said; “It was great to have Alexy along to document the biggest tour of our lives. He captured both the tension behind the scenes and the emotional release on stage perfectly! ”
Watch the full Mindsweep Tour mini-documentary, below.
The band also have a small number of European festival dates remaining this summer, along with an outdoor headline show at Budapest’s Barba Nagra Track, before heading to Japan and finally rounding off their live 2016 with a short Australian run. Full tour dates can be seen below.
Enter Shikari Tour: 2016
30/07- Amber Beach Party Festival – Russia
11/08 – Kubana Festival – Latvia
19/08 – Zaxidfest Festival – Ukraine
20/08 – Rock Am See festival – Germany
22/08 – Here Come The Wolves Festival – Austria
24/08 – Barba Negra Track, Budapest – Hungary
25/08 – Czad Festival – Poland
03/09 – Home Festival – Italy
06/09 – Tokyo, Japan
08/09 – Osaka, Japan
09/09 – Nagoya, Japan
10/09 – Tokyo, Japan
19/09 – Melbourne, Australia
20/09 – Brisbane, Australia
21/09 – Sydney, Australia
22/09 – Adelaide, Australia
24/09 – Fremantle, Australia