Enter Shikari and AViVA have linked up to release their new collaborative single, ‘Strangers’.
As former touring partners, the pair are certainly no strangers to each other, and the new release is testament to both of their genre-blending output.
The track follows other previous collaborative singles from Enter Shikari this year alone, which has included releases with Cody Frost, WARGASM and You Me At Six.
Have a listen to ‘Strangers’ via the visualiser below.
Discussing their new single and how the collab with AViVA played out, Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds has said:
“AViVA has has such a great voice (I can still hear her operatic warm ups, echoing around the backstage rooms!), so it was a pleasure to sing with her on the track.
“Rob [Rolfe, drummer] and I got to visit her at home on the beautiful coast of New South Wales and work together on what would become STRANGERS, the story of newly found freedom from a suffocating relationship.”
AViVA, meanwhile, has reflected on the experience herself and added further explanation about the meaning of the track, saying:
“Teaming up with Enter Shikari for this project has been an incredible experience.
“After touring with them in 2022 we thought it would be fun to work on a song together and ‘STRANGERS’ just seemed perfect.”
“We all share a deep passion for music, and together, we’ve crafted something truly special that I believe our fans will love.
“The song continues to explore a concept I see as a throughline in much of my artistic work. The loss of connection, and isolation that follows.
“The line ‘we’re just STRANGERS now’ really sums it up, but I think people will really connect with the rawness of this song, be it the loss of a romantic relationship or losing a friend, that pain often lingers with us for a long time.”
Enter Shikari are set to continue their ‘A Kiss For The Whole World Tour’ in Europe through November, in support of their UK No.1 album.
They’ll then head to Australia ahead of beginning their biggest ever UK arena tour in February 2024, supported by Fever 333 and Noahfinnce.
The tour will see £1 from every ticket sale being donated to the Music Venue Trust in support of grassroots venues – a matter close to their hearts.
See the full list of tour dates below – and visit the band’s site for more information and to buy tickets.
Europe November 2023
10 Nov – Barbra Negra, Budapest, HU
11 Nov – Majestic, Bratislava, SK
13 Nov – Dom Omladine, Belgrade, RS
14 Nov – Tvornica Kulture, Zagreb, HR
16 Nov – Mixtape 5, Sofia, BG
18 Nov – Gagarin 205, Athens, GR
19 Nov – Principal Club Theater, Thessaloniki, GR
Australia December 2023
01 Dec – Good Things Festival, Melbourne, AU
02 Dec – Good Things Festival, Sydney, AU
03 Dec- Good Things Festival, Brisbane, AU
04 Dec – The Triffid, Brisbane, AU
06 Dec – Liberty Music Hall, Sydney, AU
UK February 2024
09 Feb – First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
10 Feb – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK
12 Feb – O2Academy, Edinburgh, UK
14 Feb – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
15 Feb – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
16 Feb – International Arena, Cardiff, UK
17 Feb – OVO Arena Wembley, London, UK
Europe February 2024
19 Feb – AB, Brussels, BE
21 Feb – Le Trianon, Paris, FR
23 Feb – AFAS Live, Amsterdam, NL
24 Feb – Palladium, Cologne, DE – SOLD OUT
25 Feb – Sporthalle, Hamburg, DE
27 Feb – Columbia Halle, Berlin, DE
28 Feb – Zenith, Munich, DE
Ireland & UK March 2024
21 Mar – The Academy, Dublin, IE
22 Mar – The Academy, Dublin, IE – SOLD OUT
23 Mar – Limelight, Belfast, NI