Enter Shikari have confirmed a three date residency at Manchester’s New Century Hall as they announce new album A Kiss For The Whole World.

The Manchester gigs will take place across February, March and April as they build forwards the release of their seventh album.

A Kiss For The Whole World follows 2020’s UK #2 charting album Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible, with each of its predecessors debuting in the top 10 of the Official UK album chart. As well as headlining London’s 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace on four occasions, the quartet have topped the bill at the John Peel and Leftfield stages at Glastonbury and the BBC Radio1 tent at the Leeds and Reading festivals. This year the group will headline the Slam Dunk festival in West Yorkshire and Hertfordshire.

Details of the residency and new album emerge as Enter Shikari also share new single (pls) set me on fire.  The track marks the lead single of A Kiss For The Whole World and the next stage in the band’s evolution.

Speaking about the track, lead vocalist and keyboardist Rou Reynolds said, “Honestly, I thought I was f*****. I’ve never felt so detached from my soul, my purpose, my f****** spirit. I didn’t write music for almost two years. The longest I’d gone before that was two weeks. I was broken. It’s almost as if my brain had asked: “What is the point in music if it cannot be shared? What is the point in writing music if it’s not to be experienced with others?” and then promptly switched itself off. ‘(pls) set me on fire’ grew out of that desperation. This song is a projectile vomit of positive energy. Every emotion trapped inside me for two years, finally set free.”

When do Enter Shikari headline at Manchester’s New Century Hall?

Enter Shikari’s Manchester residency at New Century Hall takes place on 16 February, 14 March and 14 April 2023.

A Kiss For The Whole World is released on 21 April 2023.

When do tickets go on sale for Enter Shikari’s Manchester New Century Hall residency?

Tickets for Enter Shikari’s gigs at New Century Hall go on sale on 19 January 2023.

Image of Enter Shikari courtesy Jamie Waters