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Tickets for the SHOCKWAVES NME AWARDS TOUR 2005 are on sale exclusively for NME.COM users now.

Running through January and February, the annual tour has become a coveted benchmark for bands on their way to the big time. It starts a month of celebrations that will culminate with the Shockwaves NME Awards on February 17.

Past years have seen Interpol[/a], Coral and [a][/a] win new fans on the tour before rocketing to the big time.

You can find out this year’s exclusive line-up by checking next week’s NME, out November 17.

Tickets go on sale to the public that same day, but NME.COM is offering priority booking for our users now, to make sure you don’t get left behind. You can get tickets now by clicking [url=]here.

The dates are:

Northumbria University (January 19)

Glasgow Academy (20)

Nottingham Rock City (23)

Birmingham Academy (24)

Liverpool University (25)

Leeds University (27)

Manchester Academy (28)

Norwich UEA (31)

Bristol Academy (February 1)

Brighton Dome (2)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (4)

Southampton Guildhall (5)

Cardiff University (6)

London Brixton Academy (9)