NME Awards Tour 2013

NME's annual Awards Tour has returned with announcements for February 2013. Headlining this year is Django Django, with their psychedelic revival and folk-futurism, the band have responded saying that by February they will have new songs ready to perform. Django Django are flanked by 'the new modfather' Miles Kane whose second album is set for release next year. Some people have already commented that it was strange not to see Miles as the headliner, however he said that playing he has been waiting to play this tour for years; he is just looking forward to getting on the road and playing the gigs.

Django Django

Miles Kane

Third on the bill are Palma Violets, the underground breakout stars who captivated music fans earlier this year when they attracted so much attention, seemingly from nowhere. Their regular basement gatherings quickly caught the attention of record labels and the music press. Their biggest achievement this year has been signing to Rough Trade, and now they are off on the NME Awards Tour.

Palma Violets

The opening band are Peace (who are also my favourite new band right now). Much has been said about Birmingham's newest wave of talent and you have probably heard them already, but not realised it was them. Watch out for Peace as you will be humming their songs throughout the whole of 2013.



Tour Dates

Newcastle 02 Academy February 7
Manchester Academy 1 February 8
Leeds 02 Academy February 9
Glasgow 02 Academy February 11
Nottingham Rock City February 12
Liverpool 02 Academy February 13
Norwich UEA February 15
Birmingham 02 Academy February 16
Cardiff Uni Great Hall February 17
Bristol 02 Academy February 19
Bournemouth 02 Academy February 20
Brighton Dome February 21
London 02 Academy Brixton February 23

Ticket pre-sales began at 9am this morning (Wednesday November 28) however there may still be tickets left if you are lucky.

What do you think of the line-up? Do you agree with the choice of headliner/opening act? Comment below.

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