Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2009 line-up and dates on the way

Stay tuned for the full details of the influential tour

The line-up and dates for the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2009 will be announced on NME.COM tomorrow (November 11) at 10am (GMT).

The tour has a reputation for helping to launch the careers of new bands, with the likes of The Ting Tings, Franz Ferdinand (pictured), Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs and Bloc Party having appeared on the bill in previous years.

Check back on NME/COM tomorrow from 9am (GMT) to find out who will be heading out on the next tour, the tour dates and how to get tickets.

Meanwhile, it was previously announced that on February 26 The Cure will headline the NME Big Gig 2009. The show will be the day after the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 take place at the London Brixton Academy.

To check the availability of Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig 2009 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now.