Plus Black Lips, Simian Mobile Disco, Gaslight Anthem for gigs
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.
More dates and support acts will be announced soon.
Tickets for the awards shows go on sale from 9am (GMT) tomorrow (November 26) exclusively through NME and NME.COM.
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 & Hartly – Islington Academy (17)
Tricky – Shepherds Bush Empire (20)
The Wombats – Shepherds Bush Empire (23)
Metronomy – Koko (24)
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.