Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008: line-up revealed

And you can get tickets exclusively through NME.COM

The Cribs, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, Does It Offend You, Yeah? and The Ting Tings are the bands who will play the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008.

The dates will kick off on January 29 at Belfast Mandela Hall – and you can get your tickets exclusively through NME.COM.

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Speaking about the tour, The Cribs‘ frontman Ryan Jarman said: “It feels so exciting. Whenever I go on tour I say I’m going to war – and this is a very exciting war!”

The coveted opening slot, which has been in previous years filled by Kaiser Chiefs, Coldplay and Franz Ferdinand, is being taken by The Ting Tings.

Drummer and vocalist Jules De Martino said: “We’re chuffed to bits. We’ve got the legendary first spot – we’re going to have a right blast then party for the rest of the night. It’s going to be our year highlight, even though it starts in January.”

The Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008 dates are as follows:

Belfast Mandela Hall (January 29)

Dublin Ambassador Theatre (30)

Glasgow Barrowland (February 1)

Manchester Academy (2)

Newcastle Carling Academy (3)

Lincoln Engine Shed (4)

Birmingham Carling Academy (6)

Liverpool University (7)

Leeds University (8)

Sheffield Octagon (11)

Nottingham Rock City (12)

Norwich UEA (13)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (15)

Leicester University (16)

Oxford Carling Academy (17)

Bristol Carling Academy (19)

Cardiff University (20)

Portsmouth Pyramid (21)

London Brixton Academy (22)

To check ticket availability for the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008 and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.