Enter Shikari fans invade St Albans’ Empire Records for album signing

Fans queue outside Empire Records as St Albans band Enter Shikari hold a record signing for their ne

Fans queue outside Empire Records as St Albans band Enter Shikari hold a record signing for their new album The Spark. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Rock band Enter Shikari signed copies of their new album at Empire Records in St Albans this week.

Fans queue outside Empire Records as St Albans band Enter Shikari hold a record signing for their ne

Fans queue outside Empire Records as St Albans band Enter Shikari hold a record signing for their new album The Spark. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

The band - made up of Rou Reynolds, Chris Batten, Rob Rolfe, and Rory Clewlow - released The Spark last Friday.

To coincide with its release, they arranged a series of album signings around the country, including in their home city.

Empire Records’ manager Dave Burgess said: “A St Albans band were putting out a new album, so it made sense for us to do something.

“They did signings with the larger stores like HMV, so we were the smallest.”

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Dan

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant


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Mr Burgess said around 50 people attended the signing, and one woman from Germany came to get a signature.

To get an invite, fans had to pre-order the CD or the vinyl with Empire Records, which is located in Heritage Close.

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The album is expected to chart in the top 10 on Friday, behind The Killers and the Foo Fighters.

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Dan

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Dan

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

St Albans band Enter Shikari pose with fans during a signing of ther new album The Spark at Empire R

St Albans band Enter Shikari pose with fans during a signing of ther new album The Spark at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Dan

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Dan

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Dan

St Albans band Enter Shikari sign their new album The Spark for fans at Empire Records. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

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