Sunday, November 30, 2008

War Child & NME Music Awards UK Tour dates announced






The Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2009
Event date: Thursday 29th January - Saturday 21st February 2009
Location: UK Nationwide

WAR CHILD IS OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER OF SHOCKWAVES NME AWARDS TOUR 2009!

The Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2009
Event date: Thursday 29th January - Saturday 21st February 2009
Location: UK Nationwide

WAR CHILD IS OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER OF SHOCKWAVES NME AWARDS TOUR 2009!
War Child is proud to announce that we have been chosen as the official charity partner of the fantastic Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2009!! With a sterling line-up of talent headlined by Scottish rebel rousers Glasvegas and also featuring Friendly Fires, White Lies and Florence and the Machine, the tour which kicks off in Liverpool on January 29th, looks set to be the most exciting to date!Having championed the likes of Coldpay, The Killers and the Arctic Monkeys, next year’s Shockwaves NME Awards Tour is back bigger than ever with Scottish rebel rousers Glasvegas scooping the much coveted headline slot ready to take their uplifting indie anthems to seventeen towns across the country this New Year.Offering formidable support are Hertfordshire indie-dance outfit Friendly Fires, West London three piece White Lies, and flamboyant South London songstress Florence And The Machine.Since winning the prestigious Philip Hall Radar Award at last year’s Shockwaves NME Awards, Glasvegas have been tipped for the top by industry insiders, the release of the self-titled debut album storming to number two in early September. Frontman James Allan said: “We’ll bring champagne instead of Buckfast. Imagine Motley Crue on an NME Awards tour!” Following closely behind will be the Friendly Fires who played at last year’s Army of You gig for War Child, with guitarist Edd Gibson giving a nod to some interesting collaborations whilst on the road: “We might get a ‘Feed The World’-style thing going on!”Meanwhile White Lies fuels rumours of on-stage partnerships with singer Harry McVeigh declaring: “We get on well with Glasvegas and Friendly Fires. We’ve got something in mind…” Kicking off proceedings with the opening slot, Florence And The Machine is keen to bring some friendly banter to the tour bus, Florence adding: “It’s good to have some rivalry. We’ll all be trying to outdo each other, which pushes each band to be better!” The Shockwaves NME Awards Tour hits the road in Liverpool on 29th January and tickets are onsale NOW at www.NME.com/gigs so be sure to grab one quick before they’re all gone….. SHOCKWAVES NME AWARDS TOUR 2009 dates in full:
Thurs 29th Jan

Liverpool University
Fri 30th Jan

Glasgow Academy
Sun 1st Feb

Newcastle Academy
Tues 3rd Feb

Sheffield Academy
Wed 4th Feb

Birmingham Academy
Fri 6th Feb

Manchester Academy
Sun 8th Feb

Leeds Academy
Tues 10th Feb

Engine Shed, Lincoln
Wed 11th Feb

Nottingham Rock City
Thurs 12th Feb

Norwich UEA
Sat 14th Feb

Cardiff University
Sun 15th Feb

Bristol Academy
Mon 16th Feb

Brighton Dome
Tues 17th Feb

Oxford Academy
Thurs 19th Feb

Portsmouth Pyramid
Fri 20th Feb ----------

Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sat 21st Feb ----------

Brixton AcademyThe 17 date extravaganza is an established must-see on the music calendar and is a precursor to the infamous Shockwaves NME Awards 2009, which will take place at the legendary home of rock ‘n’ roll, Brixton Academy on Wednesday 25th February 2009.Tickets available from HOTLINK - www.nme.com/gigs or NME Ticketline 0871 230 1094 from 9am Wed, November 12

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