The Horrors plot debut headline tour

It's their own nightmare before Christmas

The Horrors have announced their first ever headline tour for December.

Fresh from their eventful stint with The Fratellis on the O2 NME Rock’N’Roll Riot Tour, the nu-goth upstarts head out in their own right next month.

Talking to fans via the band’s MySpace page, frontman Farris Rotter said: “We’re really happy to be doing our first own proper headline tour. We’ve tried to pick interesting venues, and a couple of great support bands. I think we’re doing a new fanzine in the new year too, so look out for that.”

These unusual venues are as follows:

London Café 1001/1002 (December 5)

Southend Chinnerys (6)

Birmingham (9)

Machester Satan’s Hollow (10)

Glasgow Oran Moor (11)

Edinburgh The Vaults (12)

Newcastle The Global (13)

For ticket availability, visit NME.COM/gigs.

The Horrors’ single ‘Count In Fives’ was released this week, meanwhile see next week’s issue of NME – on newsstands from November 8 – for a full report on the band’s eventful week in New York.