The Enemy, Lethal Bizzle and The Wombats hit the road together in Oxford

Crowds squeeze in as the O2 NME Rock'N'Roll Riot Tour launches

The Enemy kicked off this year’s O2 NME Rock’N’Roll Riot Tour with a storming set in Oxford tonight (September 27).

Playing the newly opened Carling Academy in the city, the band stormed through songs from their debut album ’We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’, enjoying loud sing-a-longs from the audience.

With Liverpool’s The Wombats opening the show, they avoided the fate of many support bands by attracting a large crowd to the venue early to see them. Also, Lethal Bizzle made the most of the swelling numbers, leading the crowd through chants of, “Fuck the police,” as he played forthcoming single ’Police On My Back’ during an incendiary set.

The Enemy then brought out Oxford’s more tuneful side, with the Coventry three-piece enjoying a venue full of backing singers for the likes of ’Had Enough’, before rounding things off with a storming encore of ‘Happy Birthday Jane’ and closer ’You’re Not Alone’.

The Enemy played:

’Away From Here’

’40 Days & 40 Nights’

’Pressure’

’Technodanceophobic’

’Had Enough’

’Fear Killed The Youth Of A Nation

’Aggro’

’Don’t Shed A Tear’

’We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’

’This Song’

’It’s Not Ok’

‘Happy Birthday Jane’

’You’re Not Alone’

For more on the tour including backstage blogs go to NME.COM/rockandrollriot now.

The tour now continues at the following dates:

Leeds University (28)

Cambridge Junction (29)

Cardiff Great Hall (30)

Newcastle Academy (October 1)

Inverness Ironworks (3)

Aberdeen Music Hall (4)

Glasgow Barrowlands (5)

Dundee Fat Sams Live (6)

Middlesbrough Town Hall (8)

Nottingham Rock City (9)

Manchester Academy (10)

Norwich UEA (11)

Keele University (13)

Wolverhampton Civic Hall (14)

Southampton Guildhall (15)

London Brixton Academy (17)

Birmingham Academy (20, 21)

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS, now.