ShockWaves NME Awards Tour 2006 – the dates revealed

And tickets go on sale tomorrow

Without it the likes of Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand and Kaiser Chiefs might have never have invaded your listening space – and judging by the fact it sells out faster and faster each year, it’s the best new bands showcase around.

And now it’s back. Get ready, because tickets for the 2006 ShockWaves NME Awards Tour are available tomorrow and if the riotous scenes of last year’s bash were anything to go by, it’s going to be unmissable.

With the dates now out, the line-up will be exclusively revealed in next week’s NME. However, we can confidently say the most talked about new bands around have been clamouring to get on the tour.

Tickets for the 2006 tour are on sale via NME Tickets. Click back tomorrow morning for a link, or call them on 0870 1 663 663.

The dates are as follows:

Dublin Ambassadors (January 24)

Belfast Ulster Hall (25)

Glasgow Academy (27)

Edinburgh Corn Exchange (28)

Newcastle Academy (29)

Nottingham Rock City (31)

Leeds University (1)

Liverpool University (2) Manchester Academy (4)

Sheffield Octagon (7)

Birmingham Academy (8)

Norwich UEA (9)

Cardiff Great Hall (11)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (12)

Bristol Academy (13)

Portsmouth Guildhall (15)

Brighton Dome (16)

London Carling Brixton Academy (17)