The Kooks to play Shockwaves NME Awards show

Brighton band set for London gig

The Kooks are the latest band to join the Shockwaves NME Awards Shows.

The band, who release second album ‘Konk’ in April, will play one of their first gigs of 2008 at the London Astoria on February 25 with support coming from One Night Only and Pete And The Pirates. Tickets are onsale now.

The nationwide Shockwaves NME Awards Shows line-up so far is as follows.

The Shockwaves NME Awards Shows 2008 in London are:

Hard-Fi (KOKO, February 6)

The Pigeon Detectives, Black Kids, The Rascals (Astoria, 7)

Nine Black Alps (KOKO, 8)

The Twang (Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 9)

Les Savy Fav, Future Of The Left, Los Campesinos! (Astoria, 10)

Babyshambles, The Courteeners, Tinseltown (Brixton Academy, 11)

Richard Hawley, Maps, Vincent Vincent And The Villains (Astoria, 12)

New Young Pony Club, Metronomy, Blood Red Shoes (KOKO, 12)

Simian Mobile Disco, The Whip, Friendly Fires, Turzi (Astoria, 13)

Black Francis, XX Teens, Ipso Facto (KOKO, 13)

Justice, Late Of The Pier, The Teenagers (Astoria, 14)

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. (KOKO, 15)

The Horrors, Crystal Castles, These New Puritans (Astoria, 16)

Dizzee Rascal (Shepherds Bush Empire, 17)

Hadouken!, Cut Copy, Ali Love (KOKO, 18)

The Gutter Twins (KOKO, 21)

CSS, Wild Beasts (Astoria, 23)

Enter Shikari (Astoria, 24)

The Kooks, One Night Only, Pete And The Pirates (Astoria, 25)

The Wombats, To My Boy, Glasvegas (Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 25)

The Young Knives (Astoria, 26)

Band Of Horses, Sons And Daughters, MGMT (KOKO, 26)

Kate Nash (Astoria, 27)

The Hold Steady (KOKO, 27)

Reverend And The Makers (Roundhouse, 26)

Gallows, Anti Flag, Fucked Up (Astoria, 29)

Meanwhile the shows in Glasgow are:

The Cribs (Barrowland, February 1)

Richard Hawley (ABC, 9)

Black Francis (Garage, 10)

Babyshambles (Barrowland, 13, 14)

The Wombats (Barrowland, 21)

CSS (Barrowland, 24)

Young Knives (Classic Grand, 29)

And in Manchester:

Justice (Academy 2, 7)

Richard Hawley (Academy, 8)

Babyshambles (Apollo, 10)

Black Francis (Academy 2, 12)

Dizzee Rascal (Academy, 19)

The Wombats (Academy, 22)

Young Knives (Academy 2, 27)

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to

NME.COM/GIGS now, or call the NME ticketline on 0871 230 1094.

Details of the full bills for each show will be announced on NME.COM soon.