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The Specials will be speaking on NME Radio tonight (February 3) as tickets for their Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust go on sale today.

Ticket for the show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on March 29 went on sale exclusively through NME.COM this morning.

To check the availability of The Specials tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now.

The show is taking place to mark the fact the band will received the newly christened The Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at this year's Shockwaves NME Awards on February 24.

To discuss the award, the show and their 30 year career in music, the band will be speaking to NME Radio's Chris Martin tonight from 7pm (GMT).

To tune in, head to Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727, DAB nationwide or NME.COM/radio.

Meanwhile get this week's issue of NME, on UK newsstands now, for a cover story interview with The Specials and a look back at their outstanding career.

Head to NME.COM/awards for the latest on the 2010 [b]Shockwaves NME Awards[/url].

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