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NME Awards Shows 2013: Tim Burgess, Dinosaur Jr and Hurts among line-up

NME Awards 2013

Story by Jack Foley

HURTS, Tribes, The Cribs, Tim Burgess, Dinosaur JR, Toy, Everything Everything and more are all confirmed for the annual NME Awards Shows in London next year.

Taking place from February 1-26, 2013, at various venues throughout the capital, tickets go on pre-sale at 9am on Wednesday, November 5 at, with general sale at 9am on Friday, November 7.

Kicking things off are Canadian power-trio Metz on February 1, 2013, capitalizing on their name to bring loud impressive rock on the opening night of the infamous NME shows.

Dinosaur Jr will inject some alt-rock with monumental levels of pure guitar noise, and following sold out shows on both sides of the pond, Camden rockers and winners of ‘Best New Band’ at the 2012 NME Awards Tribes return to treat fans to hits like We Were Children, Sappho and tracks from their forthcoming new album.

The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess will be performing songs from Oh no I Love You, his first solo album in nine years, while the line-up also includes Manchester duo Hurts, the critically-acclaimed Toy, revered art-pop foursome Everything Everything, Dublin quartet Kodaline, all female post-punk band Savages, and bringing chaotic collage pop from Canada is Doldrums.

Voting for the 2013 NME Awards opens on Tuesday, December 5, 2012.

NME readers can vote in 24 categories including Best British Band, Best International Band, Best Solo Artist, Best New Band, Best Album, Music Moment of the Year and more.

Full details available at

The dates are (all February 2013):

1 – Metz, Birthdays
4 – Dinosaur Jr, Electric Ballroom
5 – Gabriel Bruce, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
6 – Tribes, Secret venue in EC1
7 – Hurts, Heaven
12 – Toy, Scala
13 – Everything Everything, Heaven
14 – Kodaline, Dingwalls
20 – Doldrums, Corsica Studios
21 – Savages, Electric Ballroom
21- Tim Burgess, Birthdays
22 – The Cribs, London O2 Academy Brixton
25 – Fiction, Electrowerkz
25 – Fidlar, The Garage
26 – Jagwar Ma, Birthdays