Enter Shikari 2013 US Tour
Enter Shikari 2013 tour of North America with the Architects, Heartist, and Crossfaith along with local openers Maid of the Mist.
March 24th, 2013 at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento
About Enter Shikari
Chris Batten, Rou Reynolds, and Rob Rolfe formed British rock band Enter Shikari in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England in 1999. Afterwards, Rory Clewlow joined the band in 2003, and they adopted their current name. In 2006, Enter Shikari performed to a growing fanbase at Download Festival as well as a sold-out concert at the London Astoria. Their debut studio album, Take to the Skies, reached number 4 in the Official UK Album Chart in 2007. Moreover the album has since been certified gold in the UK. Their second album, Common Dreads debuted on the UK Albums Chart at number 16. In addition, their third album, A Flash Flood of Colour, debuted on the chart at number 4. Both albums have since been certified silver in the UK.
The band spent a considerable amount of time supporting the latter release through the A Flash Flood of Colour World Tour before releasing their a fourth studio album in 2015, The Mindsweep. Enter Shikari released their fifth studio album, The Spark, in 2017, and their sixth album, Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible, in April 2020.
Ambush Reality is Enter Shikari’s own record label. However, the band has also signed distribution deals with several major labels to help with worldwide distribution. Enter Shikari’s eclectic musical style combines influences from rock music genres with those from various electronic music genres.
Architects are a British metalcore band that formed in Brighton, East Sussex, England in 2004. The band’s current members include vocalist Sam Carter, drummer Dan Searle, bassist Ali Dean, and guitarists Josh Middleton and Adam Christianson.
Architects have released nine studio albums to date, with their most recent release being “For Those That Wish to Exist” in 2021. Their music often features a combination of heavy, distorted guitars, melodic choruses, and politically charged lyrics that focus on issues such as environmentalism, societal injustice, and mental health.
In addition to their music, Architects are also known for their activism and charity work. They have worked with organizations such as Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and donated proceeds from merchandise sales to mental health charities.
Despite facing personal tragedy when founding member and guitarist Tom Searle passed away from cancer in 2016, Architects have continued to release music and tour, and their influence on the metalcore genre continues to grow.
Crossfaith is a Japanese electronicore band that combines metalcore and electronic music elements in their sound. The band was formed in Osaka in 2006 and has since released multiple albums and EPs. Their music features heavy guitar riffs, electronic beats, and aggressive vocals.
Crossfaith’s live performances are known for their high energy and intense stage presence. The band members often incorporate theatrical elements and pyrotechnics into their shows, creating a visually stunning experience for their audiences.
In addition to their musical prowess, Crossfaith is also recognized for their collaborations with other artists, including Skindred, Enter Shikari, and The Qemists. They have also toured extensively across the world, playing at major festivals such as Download Festival and Reading and Leeds Festival. Crossfaith is currently on a hiatus for touring and playing live.
Heartist, an American rock band, began in Orange County, California in 2011. Guitarists Jonathan Gaytan and Tim Koch left their band and teamed up with Bryce Beckley, who had also left his band, Evan Ranallo, and Matt Marquez, who was playing with Norma Jean, to form the band in early 2011. After the departure of Gaytan, Robby DeVito took over as the guitarist. In 2014, they released their first full-length album, Feeding Fiction. Additionally David Bendeth, a producer known for his work with artists like Paramore, Of Mice and Men, and Breaking Benjamin produced the album.
On April 14, 2014, Heartist released the first single, “Pressure Point,” from their first album. After a 5-year hiatus, the band ended it and released a new EP, “SLEEP,” to the world on June 7th, 2019.
About Maid Of The Mist
Seasoned local Sacramento musicians, who refused to play the “same old same old” music and stood for hard work, self-respect, self-improvement, and talent above all other things, came together to form Maid of the Mist. After several years of playing shows and being in several bands, they designed their songs not only to get people moving but also to involve lyrics about self-empowerment and overcoming life’s challenges, no matter the odds.
After forming in August 2012, the band played events, as well all opening for national acts such as A Bullet For Pretty Boy and Casino Madrid. Moreover, They also opened for international acts such as Enter Shikari and ARCHITECTS at the Ace of Spades. They recorded their debut EP titled Sacrificed with engineer Patrick Olguin (known for his work with Papa Roach, Deftones, Cake), which was due to release later in the summer of 2013.
Maid of the Mist is no longer active.