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THE ENEMY
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The Enemy met their original manager John Dawkins under the Coventry City crest of the Ricoh Arena after a game between Coventry and Celtic for the Richard Shaw Testimonial. On May 15 2006, Xfm Scotland DJ Jim Gellatly gave them their first airplay, downloading "40 Days and 40 Nights" direct from Myspace.

In 2006 the band were the opening act at Coventry's Godiva Festival, and again played the event in July 2007 as second headliners beneath the Super Furry Animals. They first gained acclaim when they were mentioned in NME as the act most likely to "break your windows" for 2007. They supported The Fratellis, Kasabian, The Paddingtons, Ash, Manic Street Preachers and Stereophonics on their UK tours.

Their single, "Away From Here/a>" entered the charts at number 8 and its follow-up "Had Enough" entered the charts at number 4, their highest placing to date.

Building on their rapid exposure, The Enemy appeared on the NME 2007 Rock 'N' Roll Riot Tour during September and October 2007 along with Lethal Bizzle and The Wombats as well as the Jersey Live Festival. They also supported The Rolling Stones on the last night of their European tour at the O2 Arena.

March 2008 saw the band start production on their second album and playing six nights in a row at the London Astoria.

In April 2008 the band played at Coventry's Ricoh Arena, selling out two nights. The next month they supported Kaiser Chiefs at Elland Road Stadium. They then headlined the Godiva Festival on July 5, 2008, a 30,000 capacity free gig in Coventry's War Memorial Park. They played Reading & Leeds Festivals on the main stage in August. Along with Kasabian they will also be special guests on The Oasis 2009 Stadium Tour, the largest ever tour of open air venues.

They have been confirmed along with Kasabian as support for Oasis on their 2009 stadium tour, being the sole support during the Ricoh Arena gig in The Enemy's hometown of Coventry. In March and April 2009 the band embarked on their own UK & Ireland tour, playing to 70 000 people , with Twisted Wheel as support as well as Kid British..

HOT PRESS - "It would appear that working-class Coventry trio The Enemy are now officially the next big thing." 

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