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Singer 'can't wait' to hit the road on NME Awards jaunt

Kate Nash is set to kick off her first full tour of north America in April – and NME is going along for the ride.

The singer will hit the road on the NME Awards Tour, which starts in Atlanta on April 15 and will see Nash playing right across the country for the first time following just a handful of US gigs last year.

More information on the NME Awards 2008 can be found in NME.COM’s dedicated US Awards section.

Nash, whose debut album ’Made Of Bricks’ debuted in the Top 40 of Billboard Top 200 Chart after topping the UK charts in 2007, said she is looking forward to the chance to play to a wider US audience.

“It’s pretty cool to be touring America, I’m really excited, I can’t wait,” she told NME.COM. “I’m really looking forward to playing Chicago and the places I’ve never been because it’ll be really fun to explore America a bit more.”

Announcing the link up with NME, Editorial Director Steve Sutherland explained: “NME is very pleased to bring the Awards Tour to America and we fully intend this to be the first of many thrilling annual events. These tours are famous every year in the UK for showcasing great new talent with Coldplay, Stereophonics, The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Klaxons and Arctic Monkeys reaping the benefit of appearing before mental NME audiences up and down the land.

“And what better way of launching the NME Awards Tour in north America than by presenting Kate Nash? Kate’s a great favourite among NME readers, our online audience and our staff alike and her appearance on the magazine’s front cover last summer was a great success. We know Kate is brilliant live and now you lucky people in the States are going to find out for yourselves. Enjoy!!”

Kate Nash’s NME Awards Tour visits the following venues:

Atlanta Variety Playhouse (April 15)

Asheville The Orange Peel (16)

Washington DC 9:30 Club (17)

Towson Recher Theatre (18)

Philadelphia Trocadero (19)

Boston Paradise Rock Club (21)

New York City Webster Hall (23)

Coachella Festival (26)

Toronto The Phoenix (28)

Detroit St Andrew’s Hall (30)

Chicago Vic Theatre (May 2)

Minneapolis First Avenue (3)

Boulder Fox Theatre (5)

Vancouver Richard’s On Richards Cabaret (8)

Seattle Showbox At The Market (9)

Portland Wonder Ballroom (11)

San Francisco The Fillmore (13)

Tickets are on sale now exclusively through NME.COM, just click on the individual venue above to access the box office.

More information on the NME Awards 2008 can be found in NME.COM’s dedicated US Awards section.