The Enemy launch Ibiza Rocks 2008

Tom Clarke and co play first Ibiza Rocks gig of the year

The Enemy played the first Ibiza Rocks gig of 2008 last night (May 31) at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel on the Balearic island.

Tom Clarke and co played on an outside stage in the hotel courtyard, next to a swimming pool and a teeming bar. Earlier in the day bassist Andy Hopkins had enjoyed a swim and a game of catch in the pool, much to the delight of nearby fans.

Prior to The Enemy’s set rain fell down heavily while support band Underground Heroes played, but the weather cleared up in time for the headline band’s show.

“Welcome to the best hotel in the world,” frontman Tom Clarke said before leading his band through a set including ’40 Days And 40 Nights’, ’You’re Not Alone’ and ’Happy Birthday Jane’.

The Enemy included new song, ’Sing When You’re In Love (Sing When You’re Out Of Love’ during the set.

The show was rapturously received by the crowd, who cheered and sang along to the words loudly. After set closer ’Away From Here’ the band headed out to the bar to join in the party.

“This is a great gig,” Clarke told NME.COM. “Some gigs feel a bit like work, some are fun – and this one was definitely on the fun scale of things.”