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Peter Doherty, Glasvegas and Florence get set for the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009

  • The moshpit salutes Peter Doherty during his Shockwaves NME Awards show, Sunday February 22. The Awards take place on Wednesday February 25. Preparations are already underway - head to NME.COM/AWARDS to check the latest behind-the-scenes developments. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • During his Shockwaves NME Awards show last night Doherty kept chat to a minimum aside from introducing his guests plus asking the crowd what they thought of his "brand new set" before playing a one-song encore of The Libertines' 'Time For Heroes'. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Peter Doherty onstage at the Shepherds Bush Empire, Sunday February 22. The solo star was playing a Shockwaves NME Awards show. The sold-out crowd featured The Who's Roger Daltrey, TV presenter Tim Lovejoy and footballer Gareth Ainsworth - the player/coach for Doherty's favourite team, Queen's Park Rangers. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Doherty, wearing a dark suit and hat, opened the show with an acoustic rendition of The Libertines' 'Music When The Lights Go Out'. Later he was joined by Coxon plus Babyshambles bandmates Drew McConnell and Adam Ficek, as well as a three-piece string section. Later in the set guests including singer Dot Allison, producer Stephen Street (who played guitar) and guitarist John Robinson made appearances onstage. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Graham Coxon joins Peter Doherty onstage at the Shepherds Bush Empire. Coxon, who plays guitar on Doherty's forthcoming solo album 'Grace/Wastelands', played for most of the set, which also included solo acoustic stints from the Babyshambles man plus a rendition of The Libertines classics 'What A Waster' and 'Time For Heroes'. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Peter Doherty kicked off his solo UK tour last night (February 22) by playing a Shockwaves NME Awards show at the London Shepherds Bush Empire, at which he was joined by guests including Blur's Graham Coxon. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Ex-Lovers appear on stage at the Shockwaves NME Awards show at the London Shepherds Bush Empire last night (Sunday February 22). The London-based duo were first on the bill supporting Peter Doherty. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • White Lies, O2 Academy Brixton, February 21. The black-clad band were second on, after Florence And The Machine. They are up for Best New Band at the Shockwaves NME Awards on Wednesday. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • As Glasvegas ended their headline set the crowd was treated to an explosion of confetti and glitter. Afterwards guitarist Rab Allan said the tour had been "special". Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Glasvegas bring the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour to an epic conclusion, O2 Academy Brixton, Saturday February 21. They closed with debut single 'Daddy's Gone' but remained on stage for several minutes afterwards to soak up the delirious applause. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Glasvegas headline the final night of the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009. Backstage after the show the band distributed Tunnocks Tea Cakes (a Scottish delicacy) as well as bunches of flowers. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Florence gets carried away by security after diving into the moshpit during her show at the O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday night. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Florence and Friendly Fires join forces, Saturday February 21. Florence's dad was in attendance at the aftershow party and insisted on addressing her loudly as "Flossie!" for all to hear.

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  • Friendly Fires and Florence cosy up for the climactic night of the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour, which has been right round the UK in preparation for the ceremony on Wednesday (February 25).

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  • At the aftershow party, James Allan of headliners Glasvegas praised Florence Welch of support act Florence And The Machine: "Florence is so special and one of the best female singers I've ever heard. She's such a good laugh." Pic: Tom Oxley

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