The Enemy are reuniting for a UK tour in 2022 to mark the 15th anniversary of their 2007 debut LP “We’ll Live And Die In These Towns”.
Frontman Tom Clarke surprised fans during his comeback solo show at HMV Empire Coventry on Saturday (30.10.21) by bringing out bassist Andy Hopkins and drummer Liam Watts for their first live performance since the three farewell concerts at the sold-out rock band in the city of 2016.
And fans in attendance were given the opportunity to purchase tickets for their next concert on location on October 28, 2022, which will be the final date of their comeback tour, by scanning the QR codes scattered around the venue – and it’s already. complete.
The tour in honor of the milestone event of their flagship chart-topping album kicks off on September 22 in Leeds.
In a statement, the band ‘It’s Automatic’ said, “2022 marks the 15th anniversary of ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’ and six years since we’ve all performed together. Over the past decade and a half , we’ve seen the fans start to really treasure these songs and we’re asked almost daily if there’s a chance that the three of us will come back on stage together, so we know how much that will mean to the fans.
“What we weren’t expecting was how excited we would be to play together again. There’s a lot of anticipation and excitement from the three of us going out and playing, just us, the songs and the fans. We can’t wait!
Speaking to Twitter after the concert, Tom admitted that the response from fans was “life-affirming.”
He wrote: “I never imagined the love and excitement that would be coming today. I knew it would be well received, but it has been a life affirming. Hope we give you back. all proud. X. (sic) “
For the 10th anniversary of the platinum record – which featured hit singles including “Had Enough” and “Away From Here” – in 2017, the 35-year-old independent star embarked on an intimate tour in honor of the LP , who saw him perform live songs that were never played on their shows because they were so stripped down.
The enemy ended his 10-year career after a series of six dates in 2016.
Tickets for all shows except Coventry will go on general sale from 10 a.m. on Friday, November 5th. The tour includes special guests Little Man Tate (all shows except Sheffield, Cardiff and Norwich) and Wide Eyed Boy.
The Enemy 2022 tour dates are:
22nd – Leeds, O2 Academy
23rd – Newcastle, O2 Town Hall
24 – Sheffield, O2 Academy
29th – Manchester, O2 Ritz
1st – Bristol, O2 Academy
2nd – Cardiff, Tramshed
5th – Norwich, UEA
7th – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
8th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
13th – Leicester, O2 Academy
14th – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
20th – Liverpool, O2 Academy
21st – Glasgow, O2 Academy
22nd – Edinburgh, O2 Academy
28th – Coventry, HMV Empire (SOLD OUT)