NME Shows – First bands announced

Details of the ShockWaves NME Awards Shows 2006 are here!

The 2006 ShockWaves NME Awards Shows are set to take over London for two weeks next year – and here are the first bands who’ve signed up.

NME will stage gigs across the capital in February in the run-up to the ShockWaves NME Awards. Each night will feature a stunning line-up, with each gig aiming to showcase the bands everyone will be taking about in 2006.

Opening on February 10 at KOKO will be Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, while other headliners include The Zutons at the same venue (February 14), The Magic Numbers at the Brixton Academy (February 16), Editors at London Astoria (22) and Nine Black Alps at Hammersmith Palais (24).

The confirmed shows so far are:

February 10 – KOKO

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Dr Dogg

February 14 – KOKO

The Zutons

Vincent Vincent & The Villains


February 16 – Brixton Academy

The Magic Numbers

The Concretes

Shout Out Louds

February 20 – KOKO

Biffy Clyro

Guests TBC

February 22 – Astoria


Guests TBC

February 24 – Hammersmith Palais

Nine Black Alps

Test Icicles

The Longcut


Tickets for all shows go on sale on Tuesday morning.

For Clap Your Hands, click here.

For The Zutons, click here

For Biffy Clyro, click here

For Editors, click here

For Magic Numbers, click here

For Nine Black Alps, click here