Rat Boy is giving up-and-coming bands the chance to support him on his upcoming tour.
The Essex musician, whose real name is Jordan Cardy, will tour the UK during September, with shows in Sheffield, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, London, Oxford, Birmingham, Portsmouth, Cambridge and Bristol.
Ahead of the 10-date stint, Cardy has announced a competition for local bands to open for him at each of his upcoming tour dates. Fans can enter the competition via Facebook.
“We support local music and we feel very lucky to be in this position. If you want to support a show in your town post a link to your band below and we will listen through and message one of you,” Cardy says in a statement.
“Sorry we can’t get you all on! If we don’t pick you we will still play your band on the PA pre-show as people walk in.”
Rat Boy’s UK tour dates are as follows:
Sheffield, The Leadmill (September 16)
Manchester, Albert Hall (17)
Newcastle, University (18)
Glasgow, O2 ABC (19)
London, O2 Forum Kentish Town (22)
Oxford, O2 Academy 1 (23)
Birmingham, O2 Institute (24)
Portsmouth, The Wedgewood Rooms (26)
Cambridge, Junction (27)
Bristol, Anson Rooms (28)
In February, Rat Boy won Best New Artist at the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas.
Cardy was presented with the award by Libertine Carl Barat and Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo. The singer was soaked in beer by his bandmates as he marched up onstage.
Accepting the award, he said: “Thank you very much I really appreciate this, cheers, thank you to everyone who voted.”