Maccabees, Bombay Bicycle Club, Big Pink, Drums for Shockwaves NME Awards Tour

Bands set for February gig run

The Maccabees, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Big Pink and The Drums are set to head out on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2010, NME.COM can announce.

The four bands will comprise next year’s line-up, with the 14-date run kicking off on February 4 at the Newcastle O2 Academy and wrapping up at the O2 Academy Brixton in London on February 20.

The MaccabeesFelix White told NME.COM that he was looking forward to heading up the tour, having been a regular at past NME Awards tours.

“I remember me and Hugo [White, guitarist], went to the Bloc Party, Futureheads, Kaiser Chiefs tour [in 2005, which also featured The Killers],” he said. “We were like, ‘Shit, that’s how it’s done’.

“I remember being ridiculously excited about The Futureheads. That was a time when the possibility of what you could do with your mates and guitars, realising how you did that and it being achievable, became real. Those tours put that in front of you.”

The Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2010 calls at:

Newcastle O2 Academy (February 4)
Glasgow Barrowland (5)
Manchester Academy (6)
Leeds O2 Academy (7)
Nottingham Rock City (9)
Norwich UEA (10)
Birmingham O2 Academy (11)
Cardiff University (13)
Bristol O2 Academy (14)
Brighton Dome (15)
Bournemouth O2 Academy (16)
Portsmouth Pyramids Centre (18)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (19)
Brixton O2 Academy (20)

Tickets go on sale at 9am (GMT) on Friday (November 13). A pre-sale begins today (November 9) from 11am.

To check the availability of Shockwaves NME Awards Tour tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.