The Enemy will play two hometown headline shows at Coventry Cathedral Ruins on 21st and 22nd May to coincide with the release of their third album ‘Streets in the Sky’ on 21st May. The band will also be performing an exclusive warm-up show at London’s Borderline on 18th April before their headline gig at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 24th May.
The shows at Coventry Cathedral Ruins will follow the bands homecoming show at S7VEN nightclub in February which sold out in seconds and was packed with fans who featured on the video for the free download song ‘Gimme The Sign’. The Enemy will celebrate the release of their third album in their hometown of Coventry on the Monday and Tuesday of the week of release and the gig promises a host of new songs along with lots of the bands hit tracks and a few special guests.
The Enemy will also be performing a warm-up gig on 18th April at London’s Borderline and with a capacity of only 300, the show will be a sell-out. The tiny gig will precede their headline show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 24th April where they will perform to 2000 people.
‘Streets in the Sky’ is the bands third album and according to the band, their best yet. Frontman Tom Clarke says:
“Streets In The Sky is the result of more than a years hard work from lots and lots of people. I’m more proud of it than any album we’ve ever made. It sounds massive and the songs are some of the best we’ve written. I can’t wait to see what the public make of it”.
Recorded in London and LA with Joby J. Ford from seminal US punk band The Bronx, the 12-track album has the signature Enemy anthemic guitar sound yet it is much heavier than the last two albums. It is packed with huge songs from the catchy and forceful free download single ‘Gimme The Sign’ to the instantly catchy anthemic song ‘Bigger Cages (Longer Chains)’ to the melodic and punchy track ‘This Is Real’. New single ‘Saturday’ is a summer anthem in the making with a singalong chorus that is just made to be chanted from the football stadium to the festival fields to the pub on a night out. The Enemy are set to make their mark again in 2012 and ‘Streets in the Sky’ is just the start. The video for the new single ‘Saturday’ can be seen exclusively on VEVO from Thursday 5th April.
The full album tracklisting is confirmed as:
Gimme The Sign
Bigger Cages (Longer Chains)
Like A Dancer
Come Into My World
This Is Real
Turn It On
It’s A Race
Get Up And Dance
Make A Man
The Enemy formed in hometown Coventry in 2006 by three friends; Andy Hopkins (24, bass), Liam Watts (23, drums) and Tom Clarke (23, vocals/guitar). Their first single ’40 days, 40 nights’ sold out all 1000 copies of its limited edition 7” in less than a day and signaled only the start for The Enemy. Their debut 2007 album ‘We’ll Live and Die in These Towns’ charted at #1 selling over 600,000 copies with big singles ‘Away From Here’ (Top 10) and ‘Had Enough’ (Top 5) gaining the band an army of diehard fans. Their second album ‘Music For The People’ was released in 2009 and charted very strongly at #2 with hit ‘Be Somebody’ continued to be used on ITV’s FA Cup coverage.
To date, the band have sold over half a million tickets for their live gigs and along with their own headline dates and festival appearances, they have performed with the likes of Oasis, Kasabian, Manic Street Preachers and Stereophonics. The band will be performing four UK tour dates this May alongside the Coventry and London Borderline shows and will also be appearing at summer festivals including T in the Park and V Festival. Full tour dates are as follows:
Thur 18th London Borderline
Sat 05th Leeds Live at Leeds
Mon 21st Coventry Cathedral Ruins
Tue 22nd Coventry Cathedral Ruins
Wed 23rd Manchester Academy
Thu 24th London Shepherds Bush Empire
Fri 25th Glasgow Barrowlands