This NME Awards review was written by Steven Loftin, a GIGsoup contributor
It’s that time of year again. The NME Awards Tour. It’s an annual event which usually brings together a combination of both upcoming artists and those who are established. It’s a great chance to see acts in reasonably sized venues you otherwise would not. Previous years headline acts have included The Killers, The Cribs, Stereophonic and even Andrew WK. The tour is synonymous with being, mostly, varied in genre and showcasing talents from across the musical spectrum.
This year the ever evolving and electric Bloc Party are headlining after releasing their fifth album ‘Hymns’ on the 29th January. There’s also grunge-rock duo Drenge, touring in support of their second album ‘Undertow’ along with upcoming Ratboy who sings about everything that concerns the younger generation in a fresh way and finally completing the bill is Bugzy Malone who is bringing Grime back to where it should be.
The NME Awards Tour is calling at:
02 Feb 2016 – Nottingham Rock City
04 Feb 2016 – Newcastle O2 Academy
05 Feb 2016 – Glasgow Barrowland
06 Feb 2016 – Manchester Academy
08 Feb 2016 – Leeds O2 Academy
09 Feb 2016 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
11 Feb 2016 – London O2 Academy Brixton
12 Feb 2016 – Birmingham O2 Academy
This is going to be another killer year for what is now an institution on the annual events scene. Make sure you don’t miss out on this tour.