Enter Shikari Rock Irving Plaza

British post-hardcore band Enter Shikari play a blistering set at Irving Plaza

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British post-hardcore band Enter Shikari play a brutal set at Irving Plaza. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The first band on the four band bill was Japanese metalcore band Crossfaith. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Crossfaith's guitarist Takemura Kazuki. The band's high energy set the pace for a night of chaotic performances. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Next up were California based metal band Heartist led by vocalist Bryce Beckley. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Heartist keep the energy high, though their vocals weren't intense as the rest of the bands on the bill. Pictured is bassist Evan Randallo. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The last of the openers was British post-hardcore band Architects led by vocalist Sam Carter. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Architects' guitarist Tom Searle strikes a pose as he shreds an intense riff. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Enter Shikari hit the stage at 9:30 sharp and launched into a brutal 75 minute set spanning material both old and new. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Enter Shikari's bassist Chris Batten illuminated by bright strobe lights. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Enter Shikari's vocalist Roughton "Rou" Reynolds. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Enter Shikari's drummer Rob Rolfe. This is the first time in the last four shows Enter Shikari have done in NYC where Rob has been able to join the band, due to visa issues he's had. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Rounding out the group is Liam "Rory" Clewlow, who provides guitars for the group. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Enter Shikari ran through 13 songs during their 75 minute set, including extended intros and remixes of their own songs. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The group seemed to spend just as much time in the crowd as they did on stage, sometimes even crowdsurfing on top of their instruments. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Rou in particular spent lots of time offstage, climbing into the very back of the balcony and hanging off the soundboard during "Destabilise." Photos by Michel Dussack
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The group seemed reinvigorated playing material from their newest album "A Flash Flood of Colour" in the midst of recording material for a new album. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Enter Shikari also brought their own lighting tech on tour with them, who provided a much more dynamic lighting setup than typical of Irving Plaza. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Enter Shikari ended their set with "Mothership" with featured a new extended intro, as well as their typical "Motherstep" intro. Photos by Michel Dussack
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When the band returned for their encore, they revealed that Rou had been suffering an allergic reaction for the latter part of their set, and was still pushing through to finish the show. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The show ended with energetic renditions of "Return to Energiser" and "Zzzonked." Photos by Michel Dussack
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