Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015, the annual tour will begin in Sheffield on February 19, stopping off in Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Manchester, Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol and Portsmouth before a final gig on March 4 at The Forum in Kentish Town, north London.
An exclusive NME.com ticket pre-sale begins on Wednesday (November 19) at 9am, with tickets going on general sale on Friday November 21 at 9am. All tickets include a 50p donation to Teenage Cancer Trust.
Palma Violets bass player Chilli Jesson said of the tour. “I think this will go down as one of the greatest package tours that NME has had. I’m really excited to be going on tour with bands I really respect and listen to in my own time. Amazing Snakeheads are the best live band I saw all last year and last time I saw Fat White Family they made the place absolutely light up. They’re bands that are giving everything.”
Meanwhile, NME editor Mike Williams, said: “Every year this tour brings together the most breathtaking acts new music has to offer, and 2015 is no different. I think next year’s line-up showcases everything that’s great about British rock music right now, and so to have these four eclectic bands all head out on the road together in our 20th year of putting the tour on is especially thrilling.”
The NME Awards Tour with Austin, Texas dates are as follows:
Sheffield, Leadmill (February 19)
Leeds, O2 Academy (2)
Newcastle, O2 Academy (21)
Glasgow, O2 ABC (22)
Nottingham, Rock City (24)
Manchester, Ritz (26)
Oxford, O2 Academy (27)
Birmingham, Institute (28)
Bristol, O2 Academy (March 2)
Portsmouth, Pyramids (3)
London, Forum (4)
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The NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas take place on February 18, 2015 at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
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