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The Automatic let Scots star at 'hometown' show

Last night (February 2) The View swapped billing with The Automatic at the Carling Academy in Glasgow.

This meant the Dundee rockers headlined above the ‘Monster’ stars on the Shockwaves NME Awards Indie Rock tour. The View‘s debut album ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’ entered the album chart at Number One last Sunday (January 28).

In a statement, The View said: “The View have such a loyal and vocal support up in Scotland, it was decided to swap billing with The Automatic. As it’s the first time they’ve been back to Scotland since reaching Number One, the idea was to let them celebrate in style with their home country crowd.”

The tour, which also features The Horrors and Mumm-Ra, continues tonight (February 3) at Manchester Academy. Also tonight, the Shockwaves NME Awards Indie Rave Tour featuring Klaxons, CSS, New Young Pony Club and The Sunshine Underground, begins at the Ambassador in Dublin.

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