Who will be following in Klaxons' footsteps?

The wait is almost over – tonight we reveal the line-up of the ShockWaves NME Awards Tour 2008.

The bands performing on the annual jaunt to celebrate the run-up to our annual awards extravaganza will be announced exclusively via NME.COM at 7pm tonight (November 12).

A renowned springboard for the careers of some of our biggest bands, in recent years the tour has featured the likes of Klaxons, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Bloc Party and Franz Ferdinand.

Tickets will go onsale on Friday (November 16), and you will have the chance to buy priority tickets through NME.COM.

Meanwhile, check back tonight for the exclusive announcement of the bands who will be playing on the first great tour of 2008.