'Love Burns' kicks off 2002 in rocking style...

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB have confirmed they are to release a new single to coincide with their appearance on the NME CARLING AWARDS TOUR 2002.

The group will release ‘Love Burns’ on January 21 via Virgin. Additional tracks are currently unconfirmed, but the release roughly coincides with their slot alongside Andrew WK, Lostprophets and The Coral on the NME Carling Awards Tour.

The eagerly anticipated annual event sees four of the best new bands around together on one bill and touring the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland.

The tour starts at the Dublin Ambassador Theatre on January 26, and continues at: Glasgow CMU (27)

Newcastle University (28)

Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (29)

Sheffield University (31)

Liverpool University (February 1)

Manchester University (2)

Leeds Metro University (4)

Leicester De Montfort University (5)

Norwich UEA (6)

Portsmouth Pyramid (8)

Bristol University (9)

London Astoria (10)

For tickets, which are on sale now priced £10.50 in advance/£11 advance London, ring the NME 24-Hour Ticketline on 0870 1 663663. Calls are charged at national standard rate.

Tickets are also being sold via the NME.COM ticketshop. For tickets, [url=]click here.

For more on the tour, including interviews with the bands involved, see this week’s NME, which is out now.