It's your chance to find out why people are calling him the best singer/songwriter of the decade...

Elliott Smith, one of the stars of the NME Premier Awards Shows in January, visits the UK later this month for two shows at London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (April 21) and Manchester University Hop & Grapes (22).

Support on both dates comes from Seattle’s hotly tipped Modest Mouse and Ben & Jason.

We’ve got a pair of tickets for each of the shows to give away to the readers who can answer a simple (but obviously not insultingly so) question.


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Answers must arrive by 15 April 1999

The prize does not include transport to or from the venue, overnight accommodation, backstage access or any privilege over and above admission to the show. is not responsible for expenses incurred should either of the shows be postponed or cancelled. Winners will be notified by e-mail when the competition has closed.

The Editor’s decision is final. Tickets for the shows are available from‘s 24-hour ticketline on 0870 121 0125 or click here to go to our online gig guide and ticket service.