Whites Lies and Florence duet as Shockwaves NME Awards Tour continues

Glasvegas and Friendly Fires also play as tour rolls into Manchester

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White Lies and Florence And The Machine performed a duet last night (February 6th) on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour in Manchester.

Playing the city's Academy venue, singer Florence Welch joined the London band onstage midway through their opening song 'Unfinished Business'.

Adding her unique touch to the song, Florence was thanked by White Lies front man Harry McVeigh, who announced: "She's the greatest singer on this tour".

Fan footage of the duet can be viewed below.

The favour was later returned by White Lies at Florence And The Machine's secret gig at the nearby Lost & Found club night, a set that was watched by locals The Courteeners and tour mates Friendly Fires.

Florence And The Machine's first set of the night, meanwhile, kick-started the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour gig to a packed venue.

Accompanied by a harp, the London singer previewed tracks from her forthcoming debut album, including previous single 'Kiss With A Fist', before closing with 'Dog Days Are Over'.

Next up, White Lies ran through songs from their Number One album 'To Lose My Life', including 'Farewell To The Fairground' and previous singles 'To Lose My Life' and 'Unfinished Business'.

Friendly Fires then kept the crowd dancing with an energetic display and stylish light show.

Playing songs from their self-titled debut album, the St Albans band ended with an extended samba style version of their 2008 single 'Jump In The Pool', where they were joined on stage by six percussionists.

Later on, headliners Glasvegas took to the stage, with front man James Allan referencing locally-born singer Morrissey with the quip: "Manchester, nothing to answer."

The Glaswegians opened the set with previous single and crowd favourite 'Geraldine', then followed up with 'Lonesome Swan' and other tracks from their self-titled 2008 album.

Also finding time to squeeze in 'Fuck You, It's Over' from their Christmas mini-album 'A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss)', they closed with the anthemic 'Daddy's Gone'.

Glasvegas played:

'Geraldine'
'Lonesome Swan'
'It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry'
'Fuck You, It’s Over'
'Polmont On My Mind'
'Flowers And Football Tops'
'Ice Cream Van'
'Go Square Go'
'Daddy's Gone'


The Shockwaves NME Awards Tour plays a second date tonight (February 7) in Manchester. Go to NME.COM/Awards/Tour for full information.

To check the availability of Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2009 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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