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The Enemy to commemorate 10th anniversary of debut album with tour

It’s been ten years since The Enemy released their first album, We’ll Live and Die In These Towns and yesterday, the band unveiled plans to celebrate the occasion.

It’s hard to believe that ten years ago, The Enemy hit the scene with their first and what many fans would say was their best album, We’ll Live and Die In These Towns.

Sadly after four albums in eight years, the Coventry band called it a day, with a farewell tour to say goodbye to their fans taking place last autumn. The flurry of shows included a stop in Liverpool at the O2 Academy back in September, which appeared to be the last time we’d get to hear anything from The Enemy live again.

Yesterday morning though, frontman Tom Clarke, posted on the bands Facebook page that given the occasion, it’d be wrong not to celebrate their debut record turning the big 1-0.

Clarke had to say; “it would be wrong then to let its tenth anniversary pass without so much as a nod to its importance. That’s why I’m inviting fans to some very intimate shows to celebrate the songs from the debut, stripped back to their bare essentials and played acoustically.

The idea is to play all of the songs from that first record as they were written acoustically, in an up close and personal environment with the people who love them, as well as playing a few tracks which The Enemy never really performed live because they didn’t fit into the electric sets.

Like Interpol, who also recently announced they’ll be touring to celebrate their first record, Turn On The Bright Lights turning ten and The Wombats hinting they might do something to acknowledge their debut album A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation reaching the same milestone. Tom plans to hit the road with his acoustic guitar to play the album in its entirety at intimate venues across the country.

Along the way, The Enemy frontman will be coming back to Liverpool, performing the tracks from We’ll Live and Die In These Towns, such as ‘Had Enough‘ at the Arts Club on July 2nd. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9am from Ticket Web.

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After the announcement, Tom then touched on the topic of a potential solo record. “There have been a LOT of people asking about a solo record on the run up to this announcement. I’m writing songs everyday, as I always have, whether I’m ready to turn that into a record and engage with the music industry again I’m really not sure yet, but for now lets just say you never know!…

So no solo plans in the near future for the singer but at least we haven’t seen the last from The Enemy just yet.

Check out the dates for the We’ll Live and Die In These Towns 10-Year Anniversary Tour below.


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