New categories added to US NME Awards

Have your say by voting ahead of this year's ceremony

The north American leg of the NME Awards has grown today (March 20), with the announcement of six new categories – plus the ceremony itself will be broadcast live.

Following the British awards last month, a brand new ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on April 23 at the El Rey Theatre.

Joining the previously announced awards are new prizes to reward north American talent.

The new categories are:

American Alternative/Indie Album Of The Year

Best New American Alternative/Indie Band

Best New American Alternative/Indie Live Act

Best Video

Best Film

Best TV Show

That means the full categories for the awards are now:

Best American Alternative/Independent Band Of The Year

Best American Alternative/Independent Solo Artist

Best American Alternative/Independent Track

Best New American Alternative/Independent Solo Artist

Best International Alt/Indie Band

Best International Alt/Indie Solo Artist

Best International Alt/Indie Live Act

Best International Alt/Indie Album

Best International Alt/Indie Track

Best New International Alt/Indie New Band

Best New International Alt/Indie Solo Artist

Best New International Alt/Indie Live Act

American Alternative/Indie Album Of The Year

Best New American Alternative/Indie Band

Best New American Alternative/Indie Live Act

Best Video

Best Film

Best TV Show

Have your say now by going to NME.COM/USAawardsvote and casting your votes for the long list. We will then count up your votes and announce the shortlist of nominations on April 7.

Meanwhile, the ceremony is not the only awards tradition that is heading over the Atlantic.

The legendary NME Awards Tour, which has given a first leg up to the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, The Killers, and most recently this year saw The Smiths’ legendary guitarist Johnny Marr hit the road playing with The Cribs, launches in north America this April.

Kate Nash is headlining, with more acts to be announced very soon. You can buy Kate Nash US tickets on NME.COM now.