The band will play tonight's show at the Manchester Academy...

FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND have confirmed that they will be playing tonight’s NME AWARDS TOUR show at the MANCHESTER ACADEMY(January 31).

The band were forced to cancel their last two headlining gigs at Sheffield University (January 29) and Liverpool University (30) after singer Matt Davies was struck down with flu.

However, a spokesperson for the band told NME.COM that Matt would be fine to play tonight’s Manchester show.

The Rapture have been filling the headline slot while Matt has been recovering, while other members of FFAF have been turning up at the venues to meet and greet fans.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Funeral For A Friend have been quick to reschedule their Sheffield date, and will now play the Leadmill on February 9. A new Liverpool date is expected to be announced in the coming days.

The NME Awards Tour along with The Von Bondies and Franz Ferdinand – continues at:

Manchester Academy (31)

Leeds University (February 2)

Nottingham Rock City (3)

Norwich UEA (4)

Portsmouth Pyramids (6)

London Brixton Academy (7)

Cardiff University (8)