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MTV Spanking New Tour - Wolfmother to headline


Story by Jack Foley

LIVE act of the moment, Wolfmother, will join the line-up for MTV’s Spanking New Tour this November, including a date in London.

Following blistering Spanking New sets in Birmingham earlier this year, MTV2 will once again champion ¡Forward Russia! and Fields on a tour that will encompass seven major cities across the UK & Ireland.

The cities in question are Glasgow, Dublin, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and London.

MTV2 are delighted to welcome headline act, Wolfmother, to the tour. The Sydney three-piece, described by their own website as “a rock ’n’ roll wet dream”, and reinforced by NME’s testimony, “they’re the real deal”, have set music pages alight since they stormed into the UK with their debut album last year.

They will join their UK counterparts on the Spanking New Music Tour to celebrate the influence of live, new music.

Since first supporting the two bands in Spanking New Music Week in April, MTV2 continue to regularly playlist their material and are excited to offer a platform to unleash their sound to audiences throughout the UK & Ireland this autumn.

Joining Wolfmother, ¡Forward Russia! and Fields, will be one of the UK’s most hotly tipped bands for 2006, The Maccabees.

Spanking New Music Tour dates for November 2006:
5 – Glasgow Carling Academy
6 – Dublin Olympia
8 – Leeds University
9 – Manchester Academy
10 – Birmingham Carling Academy
12 Bristol Carling Academy
15 – Brixton Carling Academy

MTV’s Spanking New Music Week is now in its fourth year and fast becoming the opportunity for music fans to catch bands and solo artists before they break into the mainstream.

The Kooks, Editors, Kasabian, Mystery Jets and Bloc Party are just a few examples of artists who have went on to carve out significant successes.

For more information on the Spanking New Music Tour, please go to

Tickets go on sale from Friday, July 7 and are available from 0871 2200 260.