Suede, Swim Deep, Mystery Jets and more announced for NME Awards Shows with Austin, Texas

Special gigs take place in London throughout February 2016

Suede, Swim Deep and Mystery Jets are among the acts playing NME Awards Shows 2016 with Austin, Texas.

The line-up of gigs, which also includes headline dates from The Strypes, Boots and Blossoms, will take place at various venues around London in February next year.

The Strypes will start the series of shows with a performance at The Garage on February 1. Newcomers Vant will perform at The Lexington the following night.

Later in the month, Suede will headline the O2 Forum (February 12). NME’s current Godlike Genius recipients will play a special gig as part of the showcase, with their critically-acclaimed ‘Night Thoughts’ live set where the band performing the full album behind a projection of the accompanying feature film. They will follow this with a storming second set of classics, fan favourites and rarities.

Meanwhile Mystery Jets make their live return in Brixton with a gig at the Electric venue on February 16 where they will perform material from new album ‘Curve Of The Earth’.

Swim Deep play an intimate gig at Tuffnel Park Dome on February 24 while King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard hit Electric Ballroom on February 18.

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Elsewhere, Boots will headline XOYO (February 4) while Spring King play live at 100 Club on February 16.

Meanwhile, new bands such as Kid Wave, Crows, Pretty Vicious, Declan McKenna and Public Access TV all headline shows in the run. More live shows will be announced shortly.

Pre-sale tickets for the shows are available from 9am on Wednesday December 2. Tickets go on general sale on Friday December 4 at 9am.

The NME Awards Shows 2016 with Austin, Texas are as follows:

The Strypes, The Garage (February 1)
VANT, The Lexington (February 2)
Boots, XOYO (February 4)
Together Pangea, Moth Club (February 5)
Kid Wave, Oslo (February 7)
Crows, The Black Heart (February 10)
Pretty Vicious, Dingwalls (February 11)
Suede, The Forum (February 12)
Declan McKenna, Barfly (February 15)
Spring King, 100 Club (February 16)
Mystery Jets, Brixton Electric (February 16)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Electric Ballroom (February 18)
Swim Deep, Tuffnel Park Dome (February 24)
Public Access TV, Birthdays (February 25)
Blossoms, Scala (February 25)

Voting for the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas has begun. You can vote now for your favourite artist to help them get nominated in a range of categories at next year’s awards.

Music fans can cast their votes across categories including Best British Band, Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas, Best Album supported by HMV, Best British Solo supported by Pilot Pens, Hero of the Year and many more from today (November 3). Those votes will be compiled into shortlists, with the final nominations announced later this year.

To vote, head to www.nme.com/awardsvote.

The awards vote follows the announcement of the NME Awards Tour 2016 with Austin, Texas. Bloc Party, Drenge, Rat Boy and Bugzy Malone are all confirmed to play.

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