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NME Awards Tour bands revealed
Glasvegas
James Allan and co will top the bill on next year's tour

Glasvegas will headline the 2009 Shockwaves NME Awards Tour, which showcases new music.

Joining the Glaswegians on the national jaunt will be Friendly Fires, White Lies and Florence And The Machine.

Bands who have previously featured on the tour include Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party and Arctic Monkeys.

The dates begin in Liverpool on 29 January and conclude at London Brixton Academy on 21 February.

Tour history

The first NME Tour took place in 1995 and featured Veruca Salt, Marion, Skunk Anansie and 60 Ft Dolls.

Since then the tour has been credited with launching the careers of Stereophonics, The Coral, Interpol and The View.

Celebrating what has been a hugely successful 2008 for the band Glasvegas will top the bill on the 2009 tour.

Currently enjoying success with their new single Paris St Albans disco-pop threesome Friendly Fires will support.

THE TOUR WILL VISIT:
Liverpool University (29 Jan)
Glasgow Academy (30)
Newcastle Academy (1 Feb)
Sheffield Academy (3)
Birmingham Academy (4)
Leeds Academy (8)
Lincoln Engine Shed (10)
Nottingham Rock City (11)
Norwich UEA (12)
Cardiff University (14)
Bristol Academy (15)
Brighton Dome (16)
Oxford Academy (17)
Portsmouth Pyramid (19)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (20)
London Brixton Academy (21)

White Lies will release their eagerly awaited debut album Lose My Life just before the tour begins on 12 January.

Meanwhile the infamous 'opening slot' - having previously played host to the likes of The Ting Tings, Franz Ferdinand and Coldplay - will be filled by London songstress Florence Welch, aka, Florence And The Machine.

The tour will see Friendly Fires and White Lies reunited having already joined forces earlier this year on the NME New Music Tour.

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 12 November at 9am.



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