ShockWaves NME Awards Tour 2007 on sale now

It's double the noise as two line-ups hit the road

The ShockWaves NME Awards 2007 is to feature two full tours for the first time in its history.

Instead of a single line-up heading around the country from January, two separate tours will hit the road, splitting into two groups of four bands: one a bunch of rock’n’roll hellraisers, the other

a selection of party-mad indie ravers.

The rock line-up is headlined by The Automatic, with The View, The Horrors and Mumm-Ra joining the gang.

The indie rave line-up, meanwhile, is fronted by Klaxons, with CSS, The Sunshine Underground and New Young Pony Club all grabbing their glowsticks and joining the bill.

“The ShockWaves NME Awards Tour has become the stuff of legend over the last few years and the event won an award itself in 2006!” explained NME editor Conor McNicholas of the decision to unleash two line-ups on the public.

“The tour has always sold out incredibly quickly, leaving some fans disappointed, so this year we wanted to do something really special – give fans double the bands and double the tour. In fact, there are so many great bands on the scene at the moment we’d never have been able to get it down to four anyway.”

Tickets are available exclusively from 9am tomorrow (November 28) through NME Tickets on 0870 1 663 663 or through our exclusive links.

For more on the indie rock tour, including the dates and an exclusive link to buy tickets, click here.

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