Strange choice of supports... I can't imagine Django Django headlining Brixton. I mean they're good, but...?!
NME AWARDS TOUR 2013
LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR NME’S LEGENDARY TOUR
STARTS IN NEWCASTLE ON 7 FEBRUARY 2013
London, Monday 26 November 2012: DJANGO DJANGO, MILES KANE, PALMA VIOLETS and PEACE are today announced for the legendary NME Awards Tour 2013, which kicks off at Newcastle’s
O2 Academy on 7 February 2013 and ends at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 23 February. Tickets go on pre-sale on Wednesday 28 November and are available at www.nme.com.
One of the most important events in the music calendar, the NME Awards Tour has been instrumental in launching the careers of some of the biggest acts in music today, including Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and Florence + the Machine, and 2013 is set to be one of the best years yet.
Critically acclaimed Django Django will headline the NME Awards Tour 2013. The band’s self-titled debut album has been widely praised and was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize, and they’re ready to bring their modern psychedlia to the masses.
One of the stars of 2012, Miles Kane takes the main support slot on the NME Awards Tour, bringing his boundless energy and charisma to the stage in advance of his forthcoming second album. Having made a huge name for himself in the past year, Miles has established himself as a tour de force in the live arena, performing tracks from his Top 20 debut, ‘Colour of The Trap’, including singles ‘Rearrange’, ‘Come Closer’ & the frenzy-inducing ‘Inhaler’.
South London’s Palma Violets emerged from nowhere in 2012 to become one of themost hyped and exciting new bands in a decade, and after a few shows in their basement and fewer on the road, they’ve proved that they’re worth it. Singles ‘Best of Friends’ and ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ are taken from the band’s forthcoming album, which is currently being recorded with Pulp bassist Steve Mackey.
Taking the prestigious NME Awards Tour opening slot are Birmingham’s Peace. The band gained high praise for clever, confident and ambitious debut EP Delicious, and have recently toured with Manic Street Preachers and The Mystery Jets. The band’s brand new single ‘Wraith’ is released on Columbia Records on 13 January.
NME editor, Mike Williams says: “2012 has been an incredible year for music, and 2013 promises to be even better, not least for Django Django, Miles Kane, Palma Violets and Peace, the four amazing bands heading up the NME Awards Tour 2013. This is undoubtedly one of the strongest and most exciting bills we’ve ever put together, and I can’t wait for it all to get started!”
The first leg of the NME Awards Tour 2013 begins at O2 Academy Newcastle on 7 February and runs until 23 February travelling to Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Nottingham, Liverpool, Norwich, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Bournemouth, Brighton before ending at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
Four of the hottest acts in one incredible tour! Exclusive ticket pre-sale begins at 9am on Wednesday 28 November at NME.com/tickets . Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 30 November.
Day Show Date Venue Name
Thu 07 Feb 13 Newcastle O2 Academy
Fri 08 Feb 13 Manchester Academy 1
Sat 09 Feb 13 Leeds O2 Academy
Mon 11 Feb 13 Glasgow O2 Academy
Tue 12 Feb 13 Nottingham Rock City
Wed 13 Feb 13 Liverpool O2 Academy
Fri 15 Feb 13 Norwich UEA
Sat 16 Feb 13 Birmingham O2 Academy
Sun 17 Feb 13 Cardiff Uni Great Hall
Tue 19 Feb 13 Bristol O2 Academy
Wed 20 Feb 13 Bournemouth O2 Academy
Thu 21 Feb 13 Brighton Dome
Sat 23 Feb 13 London O2 Academy Brixton
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Exclusive ticket pre-sale begins at 9am on Wednesday, 28th November at NME.com/tickets.
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 30th November.
Tickets available from:
www.NME.com/tickets or 0844 858 6765
24hr CC hotline 0844 110 051 / 0844 826 2826
Maximum four per person.
An SJM Concerts presentation in association with DF Concerts and Metropolis Music.
All tickets include a 50p donation to Teenage Cancer Trust (Registered Charity 1062559 in England and Wales, SC039757 in Scotland)
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