Band have good news as they equal Blur's venue record
The Enemy continued their six-night residency at London‘s Astoria with a storming set last night (April 2).
Supported by Lowline, the band powered through a set based around debut album ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’ on their fifth night at the venue, equalling Blur‘s record for consecutive shows at the concert hall.
With a particularly rowdy start, the Coventry trio barely needed to utter a word as the likes of ‘It’s Not OK’ and ‘Pressure’ worked the sold-out crowd into a sweaty mess.
Having urged those standing on the balconies and at the sides of the venue to get involved, frontman Tom Clarke had the whole room clapping in unison for ‘Had Enough’.
Ahead of the album’s title track, which had the whole crowd signing in unison, Clarke highlighted the venue’s plight.
The Astoria has an uncertain long-term future, but the singer told the crowd he had heard news that the venue may be secure for the next five years having just signed a new lease.
With ‘This Song’ getting a similarly loud reception, ‘Away From Here’ managed to increase the volume, transforming the song into a bona fide anthem, before they left the stage ahead of the encore.
When they returned the band showcased new track ‘Sing When You’re In Love (Sing When You’re Out Of Love)’, demonstrating their growing maturity as songwriters.
They followed it with a classic anthem – Sex Pistols‘ ‘God Save The Queen’.
“We’ve played five record-breaking nights at the Astoria,” declared Clarke, ahead of closing track ‘You’re Not Alone’. “You’ve been the best fucking crowd… so far!”
The Enemy played:
‘It’s Not OK’
’40 Days And 40 Nights’
‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’
‘Away From Here’
‘Sing When You’re In Love (Sing When You’re Out Of Love)’
‘Happy Birthday Jane’
‘God Save The Queen’
‘You’re Not Alone’