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Band will appear on the bill alongside alongside Drenge, Ratboy and Bugzy Malone

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Pre-sale tickets to see Bloc Party headline next year's NME Awards Tour 2016 with Austin, Texas are available now.

Bloc Party will head out on the road along with Drenge, Ratboy and Bugzy Malone in January 2016.

The annual tour will begin in Cardiff on January 29, stopping off in Southampton, Bristol, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Cambridge and London before a final gig on February 12 at Birmingham's O2 Academy. Scroll below to see the dates in full.

Exclusive ticket pre-sale began at 9am today (Wednesday, November 4) here. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday (November 6).

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Bloc Party release their new album 'Hymns' ahead of the tour dates. The album, which includes the single 'The Love Within', is out on January 29 and is available to purchase with your gig ticket today as a standard or deluxe CD.

Drenge will be touring in support of their recent second album 'Undertow', while up-and-comers Rat Boy and Manchester grime MC Bugzy Malone will complete the bill on all dates.

Mike Williams, editor-in-chief of NME, says of the news: "The line-up for the NME Awards Tour 2016 with Austin, Texas is amazing for UK music fans – where else next February could you see three of the most exciting, game-changing new artists around, as well as a bona fide festival headliner in such an intimate setting?"

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Previous years have seen the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Florence + The Machine and more embark on the NME Awards Tour.

In pictures: NME Awards Tours through the years, featuring Florence, Coldplay, Kaisers, Klaxons and more.

The NME Awards Tour with Austin, Texas dates are as follows:

Cardiff, Great Hall (January 29)
Southampton, O2 Guildhall (January 30)
Bristol, O2 Academy (February 1)
Nottingham, Rock City (February 2)
Newcastle, O2 Academy (February 4)
Glasgow, Barrowland (February 5)
Manchester, Academy (February 6)
Leeds, O2 Academy (February 8)
Cambridge, Corn Exchange (February 9)
London, O2 Academy Brixton (February 11)
Birmingham, O2 Academy (February 12)


To check the availability of NME Awards Tour with Austin Texas tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.

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