Dear Future Historians (Lyrics and Exegesis of Rou Reynolds for the music of Enter Shikari 2006 – 2019) compiles both of Reynolds’ out of print novels along with some new material.
The book will also include three more track lyrics and essays plus new artwork and photos.
“I’m a strong believer that dissection and analysis of music or art does not – contrary to popular belief – diminish it or reduce its magic. As Beethoven said, “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that”. I hope readers of this piece of explanatory literature will find it exciting and interesting,” Reynolds says in a statement.
The book arrives May 28 and you can pre-order it here. Along with the book’s release, Reynolds will be performing acoustic sets at exclusive signings. You can see the dates for that below.
05/28 — Oxford, UK @ Blackwell’s
05/29 — Manchester, UK @ Blackwell’s
06/01 — Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade
06/02 — Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade
Enter Shikari also shared a video of Reynolds performing “Undercover Agents” live at the launch of The Spark which you can watch below.
Enter Shikari have also announced an extensive summer touring schedule across the UK and Europe. They’ll be closing the tour with two sets per day at UK’s Reading & Leeds Festivals, including intimate late-night performances. You can see the full schedule below.
06/16 — Donington, UK @ Download Festival
06/21 — Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/22 — Neuhausen ob Eck, DE @ Southside Festival
06/23 — Clisson, FR @ Hellfest
06/24 — Bordeaux, FR @ Le Rocher de Palmer*
06/26 — Lyon, FR @ CCO*
06/27 — Antibes, FR @ Festival Nuits Carrees
06/28 — Ysselsteyn, NL @ Jera on Air
06/29 — Madrid, ES @ Download Festival
07/10 —Cluj-Napoca, RO @ Form Space*
07/11 — Bucharest, RO @ Club Quantic*
07/13 — Bolzano, IT @ Rock Im Ring Festival
08/02 — Granichen, CH @ Open Air
08/10 — Eschwege, DE @ Open Flair
08/17 — Grossposna, DE @ Highfield Festival
08/23 — Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/25 — Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
* – headline show