DAT’S EXCELLENT NEWS!

And it features guest vocals from the Von Bondies ladies...

The Datsuns have announced details of a new single that will accompany their headline appearance on the NME AWARDS TOUR 2003.

As previously reported, the UK tour will also feature Polyphonic Spree, Interpol and The Thrills.

The 13-date event, which traditionally showcases hot new talent and tours annually during January and February, precedes the prestigious NME Carling Awards, to be held next year in London on February 13.

Now, The Datsuns have announced that ‘Harmonic Generator’ will be released on February 3 via V2. It will be released on two CDs and 7″ single and features backing vocals from Carrie and Marcie from The Von Bondies. Additional tracks are currently unconfirmed.

The dates for the Tour are:

Dublin Ambassador Theatre (January 24) (The Polyphonic Spree not appearing)

Glasgow Barrowlands (26)

Newcastle Northumbria University (27)

Birmingham Academy (28)

Sheffield Foundry (30)

Liverpool University (31)

Manchester Academy (February 1)

Leeds Metropolitan University (3)

Nottingham Rock City (4)

Norwich UEA (5)

Portsmouth Pyramid (7)

Cardiff University (8)

London Astoria (9)

Tickets are available from NME.COM by [url=]clicking here, or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663. Calls are charged at national standard rate.

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The NME Awards Tour has become famous for unveiling major new rock talent. Last year’s tour featured Coral, Lostprophets, JJ72

and Andrew WK. Past stars of the tour include Starsailor, Coldplay, Stereophonics and [a][/a].