This week's NME cover stars follow up our ShockWaves Awards tour with some dates of their own...

BLOC PARTY have announced details of their biggest ever UK shows.

The band, who are the cover stars of this week’s NME, which is out today in London and Wednesday nationwide (January 12), will follow their appearance on the ShockWaves NME Awards Tour with dates in March.

The tour visits:

Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (March 1)

Sheffield Leadmill (2)

London Forum (4)

Portsmouth Pyramid Rooms (5)

A single, ’So Here We Are’, is out on January 31.

For ticket availability, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.