The Enemy reunite and announce 15th-anniversary tour for 2022

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The Enemy credit:Bang Showbiz
The Enemy credit:Bang Showbiz

The Enemy are reuniting for a 2022 UK tour to mark the 15th anniversary of their 2007 debut LP 'We'll Live And Die In These Towns'.

Frontman Tom Clarke surprised fans at his solo homecoming 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 rock band's three sold-out farewell shows in the city in 2016.

And fans in attendance were given the chance to buy tickets for their upcoming gig at the venue on October 28, 2022, which will be the final date of their comeback tour, by scanning QR codes dotted around the place - and it's already sold-out.

The tour in honour of the milestone of their chart-topping seminal album will kick off on September 22 in Leeds.

In a statement, the 'It's Automatic' group said: “2022 marks the 15th anniversary of ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’ and six years since we all played together. Over the last decade-and-a-half we’ve watched fans begin to really treasure those songs and we’re asked on an almost daily basis if there is any chance of the three of us getting back on stage together, so we know how much this will mean to the fans.

“What we weren’t expecting was quite how excited we would all be to play together again. There’s a lot of anticipation and excitement from the three of us to go out and play, just us, the songs and the fans. We really can’t wait!”

Taking to Twitter following the gig, Tom admitted the response from fans has been "life-affirming".

He wrote: "I never imagined the love and excitement that would be forthcoming today. I knew it would be well received, but this has been life affirming. I hope we do you all proud. X. (sic)"

For the 10th anniversary of the platinum-selling record - which boasted hit singles including 'Had Enough' and 'Away From Here' - in 2017, the 35-year-old Indie star embarked on an intimate tour in honour of the LP, which saw him perform some songs live that were never played at their shows because they were so stripped back.

The Enemy called time on their 10-year spanning career after a six-date run in 2016.

Tickets for all shows except for Coventry go on general sale from 10am on Friday, November 5th. The tour features special guests Little Man Tate (all shows except for Sheffield, Cardiff and Norwich) and Wide Eyed Boy.

The Enemy's 2022 tour dates are:

September

22nd - Leeds, O2 Academy

23rd - Newcastle, O2 City Hall

24th - Sheffield, O2 Academy

29th - Manchester, O2 Ritz

October

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)

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