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Now booking - the best tours of 2012

  • Here's a whole load of reasons to be excited - some amazing tours have been announced for the coming months. Keep an eye on NME.COM/tickets for all the latest. Spiritualized will be airing tracks from new album 'Sweet Heart Sweet Light' when their UK tour kicks off on March 16th.

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    Added: 05 Mar 2012

  • Oddball collective Of Montreal commence a short but sweet UK tour on April 22nd - head to our news story for full details and tickets.

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    Added: 05 Mar 2012

  • Odd Future, who recently revealed they've been working with Kanye West and release their new LP 'OF Tape Volume 2' next month, hit the road on March 28th at Birmingham's O2 Academy. Get tickets.

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    Added: 05 Mar 2012

  • New Order are back on the road. The legends start off in Manchester on April 24th, before heading all over the country and ending up in Nottingham on May 8th. They then appear at a handful of festivals. Check dates and get tickets.

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    Added: 05 Mar 2012

  • Not only are Major Lazer one of the must-see acts of the year this year, they're actually playing some dates with The Toddla T Sound and digi-genius Unicorn Kid. Tickets available here.

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    Added: 05 Mar 2012

  • Madonna might set embarrassing new heights in ticket prices for her shows, but they're usually worth top dollar. Catch her Madgesty at Hyde Park or in Edinburgh in July - tickets available now.

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    Added: 05 Mar 2012

  • The mighty Kanye West and Jay Z come to the UK this summer and they aint fucking around with the venues. London's O2, the Manchester Arena, Birmingham's LG and the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield are where you'll catch them if you best the crowds.

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    Added: 05 Mar 2012

  • The full baggy revival fest starts in May as The Happy Mondays and Inspiral Carpets kick off their tour in Newcastle on the 3rd. Most cities get a look in before the former also play V Festival.

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    Added: 05 Mar 2012

  • Expect choruses a mile wide and anthems aplenty as Coldplay come to town. Coventry on May 29th is when the fun begins, but the hardest working guys in showbiz are playing a fair few dates.

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    Added: 05 Mar 2012

  • Head to one of Noah & The Whale's shows this month or next for a chance to see Obama rocking out at the front. The president recently revealed they're iPod favourites. Then again, he maybe has more important things to do.

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    Added: 05 Mar 2012

  • Bombay Bicycle Club's April tour is selling fast, so you'd best get buying if you want to see them this time round.

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    Added: 05 Mar 2012

  • Blink 182 are touring the country with Angels & Airwaves from April 9th, so fans of frentic pop punk and dick jokes might want to point their eyes this way pronto.

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    Added: 05 Mar 2012

  • This June sees Best Coast back in town to promote their forthcoming and "emo-sounding" (apparently) second album. Find out what Beth means by this at any one of the new dates.

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    Added: 05 Mar 2012

  • Alabama Shakes were one of the breakout bands from last autumn's CMJ festival, and their riotous southern rock will be mesmerising this May - get tickets.

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    Added: 05 Mar 2012

  • The Modfather recently derided The Stone Roses for reforming and revealed he'd never reform The Jam, so we'd best get used to seeing the man on his todd - which is no bad substitute really. Grab Paul Weller tickets now.

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    Added: 05 Mar 2012

  • Noel Gallagher treats fans to not only High Flying Birds tracks but if they behave themselves the odd Oasis tune too. Grab tickets to his September tour before they sell out.

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    Added: 24 Oct 2011