NME AWARDS TOUR WITH AUSTIN, TEXAS WITH
18-27 MARCH 2014
TICKET PRESALE ON AT 9AM WEDNESDAY 22 JANUARY 2014
GENERAL SALE AT 9AM ON FRIDAY 24 JANUARY 2014
Packed to the brim with the hottest music, the NME Awards Tour 2014 with Austin, Texas returns for 2014. Interpol, Temples, Royal Blood and Circa Waves are all confirmed to perform on the legendary tour, which kicks off in Glasgow on 18 March and ends in London on 27 March. Tickets go on presale at 9am on Wednesday 22 January via www.NME.COM and are available on general sale from 9am on Friday 24 January.
New York rockers and kings of the post-punk revival, Interpol will headline the NME Awards Tour 2014 with Austin, Texas. The band’s fashionably dark atmospheric sound coupled with intricate guitars, Paul Banks’ somber baritone and a striking visual presence make Interpol an unmissable headliner. Expect hits ‘Slow Hands’, ‘Obstacle 1’, ‘NYC’ and ‘Evil’ plus a first look at some new material.
They supported the Rolling Stones last year and now Temples have secured the main support slot on the infamous tour. The Brit psychedelic four-piece have gained critical-acclaim over the past 12 months and will bring crowds a taste of sixties vintage pop. The band’s debut album ‘Sun Structures’ is due for release 10 February.
Nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2014 and due to support the Arctic Monkeys this summer, noise-rock band Royal Blood will also be hitting the road with NME in March. The hotly-tipped two-piece pack a powerful punch live and are set for great things in 2014.
Securing the sought-after NME Awards Tour opening slot is Liverpool quartet Circa Waves. The band have made quite a name for themselves already with single ‘Get Away’ chosen as ‘Hottest Record in the World’ by Radio One’s Zane Lowe.
NME editor, Mike Williams, says: “Here at NME we are always championing the best new talent, so securing three of Britain’s most in demand breakthrough bands to kick off proceedings for the tour is totally exciting. Backed up with the world-beating return of Interpol – one of the most important bands to come out of New York ever – is also a massive coup for us.”
The NME Awards Tour is one of the most important events in the music calendar and has been instrumental in launching the careers of some of the biggest acts in music, including Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and Florence + The Machine.
The first leg of the NME Awards Tour 2014 begins at Glasgow’s O2 Academy on 18 March before travelling to Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol and wrapping up at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 27 March.
The NME Awards Tour 2014 with Austin, Texas concludes two months of awe inspiring music events from the 2014 NME Awards season, including the NME Awards Shows which kick off on 3 February running up until 25 February at venues across London and the NME Awards 2014 night on the 26 February at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
Tickets go on presale at 9am on Wednesday 22 January via www.NME.COM and are available on general sale from 9am on Friday 24 January. Tickets include a 50p donation to Teenage Cancer Trust.
18 March Glasgow O2 Academy
19 March Leeds O2 Academy
20 March Manchester Academy
22 March Liverpool O2 Academy
23 March Nottingham Rock City
25 March Birmingham O2 Academy
26 March Bristol O2 Academy
27 March London O2 Academy Brixton
Visit www.NME.com for further information.
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About the NME Awards
Dating back to 1953 (a year after the launch of NME), the NME Awards has remained one of the most important and prestigious events for British music fans. Some of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll history have performed at the NME Awards, including: Ronnie Scott (’53), The Beatles (’63/4), Rolling Stones (’66), The Who (’66), Noel Gallagher (’03), New Order (’05), Ian Brown (’06), The Cure (’09), Dave Grohl (’11) and Johnny Marr (’13).
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