Get your tickets for Secret Machines, Black Lips and more now
With the likes of Gaslight Anthem, Secret Machines, Metronomy and Simian Mobile Disco also headlining shows, now is your chance to bag tickets for the first wave of London shows that take place in January and February.
More dates and support acts will be announced soon.
The Shockwaves NME Awards shows 2009 confirmed so far are:
Franz Ferdinand – Heaven (January 20)
The Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner, The Polar Bear Club – Shepherds Bush Empire (February 8)
Ida Maria – KOKO (11)
Simian Mobile Disco, Chrome Hoof – KOKO (12)
Mystery Jets, Little Boots – Shepherds Bush Empire (13)
Black Lips, Vivian Girls – Islington Academy (15)
Secret Machines – Islington Academy (16)
Iglu And Hartly – Islington Academy (17)
Tricky – Shepherds Bush Empire (20)
The Wombats – Shepherds Bush Empire (23)
Metronomy – KOKO (24)
The gigs take place in the run-up to the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009, set to take place at the UK capital’s Brixton Academy on February 25.
Meanwhile you can take part in the awards yourself. Tickets are on sale now for the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour with Glasvegas, White Lies, Friendly Fires and Florence And The Machine and for the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London, which will be headlined by the 2009 Godlike Geniuses, The Cure.
Head to NME.COM/Awards for full information.