And you can get your tickets exclusively for the Brixton Academy show via NME.COM...

If you thought the upcoming NME AWARDS shows couldn’t get any better, then think again.

We can exclusively reveal that we’re kicking off a month of top-notch rock action with an exclusive show from White Stripes.

The number one live act on the planet will kick off 2004 in unforgettable style with a date at London Brixton Academy on January 30.

As the show is sure to sell out fast, you can get priority ticket access through NME.COM between December 29 and 31. Tickets will be limited to two per person. Can you think of a better way to start the year?

To get tickets, [url=]click here after then or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.

Meanwhile, the rest of the NME Awards shows line-up is taking place as the awards date – February 12 – draws near. Hotly-tipped Britpackers The Ordinary Boys have been added to the bill of The Sleepy Jackson’s show at Hammersmith Palais (February 13), whileSnow Patrol

’s Astoria date (February 11) sees support from Hope Of The States, Pretty Girls Make Graves and Kid Symphony.

Finally, the little-known Eagles Of Death Metal will be joining Peaches, Distillers and Queens Of The Stone Age

at Brixton Academy (February 11). Little known, that is, apart from their drummer Josh Homme, who’s taking time out from the day job in [a][/a]. NME imagines backstage security will be tight, since last time we broached the subject of photographing Josh with girlfriend Brody Dalle, he politely threatened us with violence.