Watch Enter Shikari pay tribute to David Bowie with ‘Heroes’ cover

Last week marked the third anniversary of Bowie's death

Enter Shikari marked the third anniversary of David Bowie’s death with a cover of ‘Heroes’.

You can watch a clip below of frontman Rou Reynolds performing the classic during the band’s encore at their show in Sheffield on Thursday (10 January).

Taking to the stage for the encoure, Reynolds said: “The band, like many other bands, wouldn’t be here without David Bowie and his inspiration.”


It was the first show of the year for the band, who are currently on their ‘Stop The Clocks Tour’, which will see them play venues across the UK this month – including Liverpool, Glasgow, Norwich and Preston.

David Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016, after a battle with liver cancer. Bowie’s illness was not made public until after he died.

His last studio album, ‘Blackstar’, was released two days before his death, on Bowie’s 69th birthday. The opening lyrics from single ‘Lazurus’ dealt with themes of death, with Bowie singing, “Look up here, I’m in heaven, I’ve got scars that can’t be seen, I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen, Everybody knows me now.”

NME’s Sam Richards gave Bowies 25th studio album four stars, writing, “‘Blackstar’ spins the spaceship back around and points it at the moon. Bowie’s formidable record of reinventing himself with each new album remains intact.”

Enter Shikari announced their ‘longest tour’ ever last summer to promote their fifth studio album, ‘The Spark’.


The four piece– who won Best Album for their latest effort at last year’s Kerrang! Awards – kicked off their ‘Stop the Clocks’ shows in December before taking a break over Christmas.

Catch Enter Shikari at the following live dates:

January 2019
13 – Leicester, o2 Academy
15 – Llandudno, Cymru
16 – Liverpool, o2 Academy
18 – Bristol, o2 Academy
19 – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
20 – Norwich, UEA
23 – Glasgow, Barrowland
24 – Aberdeen, Beach Ballroom
25 – Inverness, Ironworks
26 – Preston, Guildhall
28 – Northampton, Roadmender
29 – Southampton, Guildhall
30 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange

February 2019
1 – Birmingham, o2 Academy
2 – Leeds, o2 Academy
3 – Manchester Academy
4 – Newcastle, o2 Academy