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NME Awards Tour And Beyond - A Month Of Incredible Live Music

By Luke Lewis

Posted on 29 Feb 12

 
 

The NME Awards Tour 2012 ended in glorious style earlier in the week, with headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Tribes, Metronomy and Azealis Banks giving great performances. Plus of course a series of incredible NME Awards shows have been taking in place in London for the last few weeks. Here are the photo highlights.

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Sam Halliday and Alex Trimble from headliners Two Door Cinema Club rock out. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME

Two Door Cinema Club play to a rapturous crowd during the closing night of the tour at London's O2 Brixton Academy. Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME



Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME

"Even the ginger one!" How cheeky can you get? Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME



Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME

Alex Trimble and Sam Halliday from Two Door Cinema Club previewed tracks from their forthcoming second album during the Brixton date of the show. Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME



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Sam Halliday, Alex Trimble and a crutches bound Kevin Baird have a fag break out by their tourbus. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

The new tracks Two Door Cinema Club played included 'Handshake','This Is Moon' and 'Sleep Alone'. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Metronomy leader Joe Mount wearing his trademark flashing light prop. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Oscar Cash, Joe Mount and Gbenga Adelekan from Metronomy rock out during 'The Look'. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME

Metronomy played a mix of new tracks from 2011's 'The English Riviera' album and some older tracks from 'Nights Out'. Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

"This is where we've hidden the vodka!" Metronomy's Joe Mount and Gbenga Adelekan inside their tourbus. It ain't all glamour...Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Tribes' Johnny Lloyd has spotted something wacky on our cameraman's lens. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Tribes' Miguel Demelo was very proud to have discovered the "C" chord. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Tribes' Johnny Lloyd and Dan White share a moment on stage. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Tribes' Johnny Lloyd joins Two Door Cinema Club's Alex Trimble and Kevin Baird admire the Beverly Knight poster. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



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Tribes' Johnny Lloyd chats to the crowd at the O2 Brixton Academy on the final night of the tour. Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME



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Tribes' Johnny Lloyd presses some fan flesh at Brixton. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME

Tribes' Miguel Demelo attempts to get some 'me time' in the midst of the madness. Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Azealia Banks brought along her own Central Perk style coffee shop sign. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME

Azealia Banks sports a rather fetching furry pink jacket backstage. Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME



Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Azealia Banks' set included covers of Amy Winehouse's 'Valerie' and the Prodigy's 'Firestarter'. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

Frank Carter debuted his new band Pure Love during a Valentine's Day show at London's Bush Hall. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME



Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

Pure Love's songs were more melodic than Gallows'. During the show Frank Carter said: "I learned how to sing didn't I?" Photo: Dan Dennison/NME



Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

Swedish duo Icona Pop played London's Lexington on February 9th. Photo: Dan Kendall/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

The Black Keys headlined Alexandra Palace with support from Band Of Skulls. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

A Howler fan gets inventive with a customized T-shirt. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Mid set a horrified The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach remembers last nights 'dwarves in the tourbus' incident. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Ryan Jarman from The Cribs rocks out during the closing NME Awards 2012 Show. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

The Cribs fans inevitably go crowd surfing wild during their set. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

The Cribs debuted songs from their forthcoming new album 'In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull' during the show at London's ULU. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Ryan Jarman settles down on the floor for a solo. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

"Johnny who?" Ryan Jarman chats with eager Cribs fans after their show. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Marina And The Diamonds unveiled her Electra Heart persona at her O2 Shepherds Bush Empire show. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Proud Marina fans show off their personalised tickets. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Marina And The Diamonds debuted songs from her forthcoming second album 'Electra Heart'. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

Alabama Shakes headlined London's Boston Arms. Actor Russell Crowe was in attendance. Photo: Dan Kendall/NME



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Kurt Vile does his best 'Otto The Bus Driver' impression at London's Koko. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME



Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Backstage after his show, Kurt Vile relaxes on one of Koko's famous red sofas. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME



Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Eugene McGuinness unveiled his snazzy new direction during his show at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME



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Matthew Hayward from Band Of Skulls plays a double drum roll during their headlining XOYO show. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME



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Will Daunt of Zulu Winter rocks out intensely during their show London's Cargo.Photo: Gideon Marshall/NME



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S.C.U.M's Tom Cohen whips his microphone aloft during their Bush Hall show with Big Deal and Toy. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME



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The Drums' Jonathan Pierce taunts the crowd at London's Roundhouse by telling them that he's the only guy wearing a red jacket. Photo: Annika Mottershaw /NME



Photo: Annika Mottershaw /NME

Jacob Graham and Jonathan Pierce from The Drums do their best 'model faces' backstage at London's Roundhouse. Photo: Annika Mottershaw /NME



Photo: Annika Mottershaw /NME

Drums fans show their ability to do the 'finger point' dance. Well done everyone. Photo: Annika Mottershaw /NME



Photo: Annika Mottershaw /NME

Photo: Annika Mottershaw /NME



We caught up with Two Door Cinema Club, Metronomy, Tribes and Azealia Banks in this behind the scenes video:



 
 
 
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