Kasabian kick off Shockwaves NME Awards 2007

Proceedings get off to a rocking start

Kasabian have opened this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards with a stunning live performance.

The band kicked proceedings off at Hammersmith Palais in London today (March 1) with a two-song set including ‘Empire’ and ‘Stuntman’.

Other live performances scheduled for today include The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, The View, a Beth Ditto and Jarvis Cocker duet and Godlike Geniuses Primal Scream.

For all the latest rolling news, backstage gossip and spats from the Shockwaves NME Awards 2007 go to NME.COM/Awards.

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Meanwhile get next week’s special edition issue of NME out on UK newsstands from March 7 for the ultimate coverage of the Shockwaves NME Awards 2007.