Band make it to Shockwaves NME Awards show with five minutes to spare

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Pete And The Pirates were caught up in a plane flight drama last night (February 25).

The band only made their slot at the Shockwaves NME Awards show gig last night at the London Astoria by seconds after being forced to find alternative means of transport.

The aeroplane the Reading band had been scheduled to fly back to the UK on after a gig in Italy was grounded due to excessive fog, meaning that the band had to hastily alter their schedule.

After some frantic rescheduling the band managed to get on an alternative flight and walked onstage at the Astoria with only five minutes to spare before their slot would have been pulled.

The band went on to perform a well-received set of melodic indie pop before The Kooks performed their headline slot.

Pete And The Pirates will then hit the road again in with Let’s Wrestle and Artefacts For Space Travel on the Stolen Recordings tour:

The dates are:

April dates:

Nottingham Rescue Rooms (April 8)

Birmingham Bar Academy (9)

Liverpool Bar Academy (10)

Bristol The Cooler (12)

Manchester The Ruby Lounge (14)

To check the availability of Pete And The Pirates tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

The Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 take place this Thursday (February 28) at a special ceremony in London. Follow all the action here, head to NME.COM/awardsvote for full details.