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NME Awards Tour 2013 - The Big Picture

By Kevin EG Perry

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Posted on 28 Feb 13

 
 

Earlier this month I went on the road with Django Django, Miles Kane, Palma Violets, Peace and crack NME photographer Andy Willsher. Starting in Newcastle, Manchester and Leeds, the NME Awards Tour then freewheeled around the country before reaching an explosive finale at London's Brixton Academy. Here's some of the best shots Andy got when granted Access All Areas...

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

As headliners Django Django get the biggest dressing room on the opening night in Newcastle, but this does mean everyone piles into their room for the class of '13 group shot. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME








Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Peace meet a fan, but you don't want to know what that photo was of. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Miles and Django break the ice. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

The pressure's on Peace to open the tour, but they make it look easy. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

While backstage Palma Violets crack the drinks open. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

The crowd in Newcastle know that the weekend starts on Thursday. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

The sharply-suited Miles Kane army are blown away by their hero. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

After a late night in Manchester, Palma Violets catch up on some rest, recuperation and smoking in the tour van. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Miles Kane gives it his all even in soundcheck... Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

...but that doesn't mean he's not as addicted to his phone as the rest of us. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Peace get into their stride in Manchester. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Miles Kane gets a sweat on. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Django Django limber up before their boisterous Manchester show. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

All over in Manchester - bar the clearing up. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Miles Kane and Harry from Peace share the love in Big Hands. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

The boys are back in the bus for the short drive from Manchester to Leeds. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Will and Pete stretch out. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Warming up and drinking heavily: what dressing rooms were made for. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Palma Violets are going up. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Circle pits are opening everywhere during Palmas' set - it's more like a festival crowd than a typical gig. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

One of the most riotous shows of the whole tour: the Palmas end their set with fan favourite 'Brand New Song'. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Chilli takes a leap of faith... Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

...while Sam ends up in Will's drumkit. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

While drunk, Doug from Peace likes to climb over things. Like balconies... Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

...and DJ booths. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

In London, Harry from Peace puts other bands in the shade. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Chilli gets down on his knees... Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

...which seems to please a packed Brixton Academy. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

So Chilli jumps down to bridge the gap. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Django Django bring the tour to a euphoric climax. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Last day of term vibes. Back to reality. But where's Miles Kane got to? Photo: Andy Willsher/NME







 
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