After ten years, one of Britain’s best loved, home grown indie talents have announced they will disband in 2016, but not before they have one last hurrah and bring their stunning back catalogue of anthems to the live arena for the Last Orders tour.
Since forming in Coventry in 2006, The Enemy hae produced three Top 10 albums and 2015 release, It’s Automatic, which peaked at Number 21 in the UK charts. Early successes include the debut single ’40 days, 40 nights’ selling out all 1000 copies of its limited 7″ in under 24 hours; platinum debut album We’ll Live and Die in These Towns charting at Number 1 with singles ‘Away From Here’ (Top 10) and ‘Had Enough’ (Top 5) gaining the band an army of loyal fans. The second album Music For The People was released in 2009 and charted at Number 2, achieving gold status, and third full length Streets In The Sky (2012) shot straight into the Top 10. Industry recognition in the form of a Q Award (Best New Act), XFM Award (Best British Debut Album) and NME Award (Best New Band) coupled with strong record sales (1,000,000 to date) and passionate live performances on sell out tours are just a few highlights from The Enemy’s decade together.
Announcing the news, The Enemy said:
“As we stand on stage for the last few times on this tour, I’ll be cherishing the last fleeting moments of a decade that has shaped who we all are, bands and fans alike. We all know what we’ll be sharing. Come, bring your hearts, bring your lungs and leave with our songs, take them onto the streets and into your lives and keep them alive for us forever”.
Special guests to be announced.
Thursday 15 September – O2 Ritz, Manchester
Friday 16 September – O2 Forum, Kentish Town
Saturday 17 September – The Empire, Coventry
Saturday 24 September – Newcastle, O2 Academy
Sunday 25 September – Leeds, O2 Academy
Monday 26 September – Glasgow, O2 ABC
Tickets available from ticketweb.co.uk – O2 priority presale Wednesday 13 April – 9am. General sale Friday 15 April – 9am
Tom Clarke (lead vocals/guitar), Liam Watts (drums), Andy Hopkins (bass guitar, vocals)