4th Dec, 2016

The Enemy announce two more farewell shows in Coventry

Coventry Editorial 13th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE ENEMY have announced two more Coventry shows on their farewell tour after tickets sold out in just one minute.

The Coventry trio will play their final two gigs at The Empire on Far Gosford Street on October 7 and October 8.

Announcing the new shows, they wrote on Facebook: “Coventry show SOLD OUT in a minute.

“Two new Coventry shows just announced and on sale NOW via see tickets

“AMAZING support.”

The announcement comes just days after frontman Tom Clarke revealed the band are splitting up.

In a farewell message to fans on Facebook, he wrote: “Ten years ago in 2006 my two best friends and I stepped into a rehearsal room and The Enemy was born.

“Over a decade we created four albums and toured them successfully around the world.

“For a number of reasons the dates we are announcing in 2016 will be the last time we take to the stage as The Enemy, at least for the foreseeable future.”

Blaming less exposure on radio, fatherhood and ‘health issues’, Tom and fellow band members Liam Watts and Andy Hopkins thanked loyal fans for their continued support.

The band were the opening act at the Godiva Festival 2006 and went on to play the festival for the next two years – headlining the Electric Stage at the 2008 festival.

The Enemy released four albums, sold over 1 million record, and played to sell-out tours across the country.

Thanking their fans, Tom added: “They drove this band, they provided the fire for this decade long journey.

“I have always loved them and I always will. They’ve kept me going at times when I thought nothing else might.

“To all Enemy fans, I adore you.”

Tickets for The Enemy’s final shows went on sale this morning (April 13) and are available from www.seetickets.com