Jarvis Cocker asks fan to choose his support acts

Former Pulp man calls on fans 'Impeccable tastes'

Jarvis Cocker has asked his fans to choose the support acts for his forthcoming European tour.

Cocker is due to play a series of shows across the continent later this month, beginning at Milan’s Magazzini Generali on January 18.

Posting on his Blog he wrote: “I need help regarding these upcoming shows – I’d like to get interesting support acts from the locality of each concert and thought you might have some suggestions.

“So if you know of good bands/performers in or around Milan, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Hamburg, Copenhagen or Stockholm please let me know. The performers MUST be local ‘cos the promoters can’t provide much of a fee for performing.”

He added: “I know you guys have impeccable taste so I’ll trust you to not recommend any stinkers.”

The mainland European dates are at:

Milan Magazzini Generali (January 18)

Vienna FM4 Fest at the Arena (20)

Amsterdam Paradiso (22)

Brussels Ancienne Belgique (24)

Cologne Live Music Hall (25)

Hamburg Gross Freheit (27)

Copenhagen Vega (28)

Stockholm Berns (29)

Cocker will also play the following UK dates next month:

Sheffield Plug (February 16)

London Astoria (17) ShockWaves NME Awards Show

Manchester Academy (19)

Glasgow ABC (20)

To check ticket availability and get all the lastest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS, now.