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Your chance to meet Funeral For A Friend, The Rapture and Franz Ferdinand...

Funeral For A Friend, Rapture and Franz Ferdinand will be appearing at a string of exclusive signing sessions when the NME AWARDS TOUR kicks off at the end of this month.

The three bands, who alongside Von Bondies, will be tearing through a town near you with the hottest tour of the year, are to make special appearances at Virgin Megastores in Glasgow, Leeds, Portsmouth and Cardiff.

Before the show at the Glasgow Academy on January 26, the bands will head over to the city’s Buchanan Street store. The signing times are:

16.00 – 16.45 Franz Ferdinand

16.45 – 17.30 Rapture

17.30 – 18.15 Funeral For A Friend

The signing sessions will then hit Leeds Virgin Megastore (February 2) followed by Portsmouth (6) and Cardiff (8).

The timings for the Leeds, Portsmouth and Cardiff dates are as yet to be confirmed, but keep checking NME.COM, [url=] virgin.com/megastores or the stores themselves for further details.

The NME Awards Tour dates are:

Newcastle Northumbria University (January 25)

Glasgow Barrowlands (26)

Birmingham Academy (27)

Sheffield University Foundry (29)

Liverpool University (30)

Manchester Academy (31)

Leeds University (February 2)

Nottingham Rock City (3)

Norwich UEA (4)

Portsmouth Pyramids (6)

London Brixton Academy (7)

Cardiff Great Hall (8)

For ticket availability, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.