And we'll be on the road with them this year...

SHACK, Coldplay and Campag Velocet are to play the NME Premier Tour in January next year.

One other act is yet to be confirmed on the bill, which will tour the UK in the build-up to the annual NME Premier Awards.

The tour calls at:

Glasgow QMU (January 17) Leeds Metro University (18) Newcastle University (19) Leicester De Montfort University (21) Manchester University (22) Sheffield University (23) Cardiff University (25) Bristol University (26) Norwich UEA (27) Oxford Brookes University (29) London WC2 Astoria (30)

Line-ups for the week-long run of NME Premier Shows at the Astoria will be unveiled over the coming weeks on nme.com.

All the Astoria shows will be broadcast live on nme.com. An offshoot website dedicated to the NME Premier Shows, Tour and Awards P formerly known as The Brats P is also being developed.

Tickets for the tour are #8.50 around the UK, #10 in London.

Get tickets for The NME Premier Awards Shows through the nme.com Virgin Cola Ticketshop – click here

Or call the 24-Hour NME Virgin Cola Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663. Calls are charged at national standard rate.