NME Awards Tour 2014: Interpol and Temples confirmed
Story by Jack Foley
INTERPOL, Temples, Royal Blood and Circa Waves are all confirmed to perform at this year’s NME Awards Tour 2014 with Austin, Texas.
The event kicks off in Glasgow on March 18 and ends in London on March 27.
Tickets go on presale at 9am on Wednesday, January 22 via www.NME.COM and are available on general sale from 9am on Friday, January 24.
New York rockers and kings of the post-punk revival, Interpol will headline the tour dates and are expected to play classic hits such as Slow Hands, Obstacle 1, NYC and Evil plus a first look at some new material.
Having supported the Rolling Stones last year, Temples have now secured the main support slot on the infamous tour. The Brit psychedelic four-piece have gained critical-acclaim over the past 12 months and will bring crowds a taste of their 60s vintage pop. The band’s debut album Sun Structures is due for release on February 10.
Nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2014 and due to support the Arctic Monkeys this summer, noise-rock band Royal Blood will also be hitting the road with NME in March, while Liverpool quartet Circa Waves have made quite a name for themselves already with single Get Away being chosen as ‘Hottest Record in the World’ by Radio One’s Zane Lowe.
NME editor Mike Williams commented: “Here at NME we are always championing the best new talent, so securing three of Britain’s most in demand breakthrough bands to kick off proceedings for the tour is totally exciting. Backed up with the world-beating return of Interpol – one of the most important bands to come out of New York ever – is also a massive coup for us.”
The NME Awards Tour 2014 with Austin, Texas concludes two months of music events from the 2014 NME Awards season, including the NME Awards Shows which kick off on February 3.
Tickets include a 50p donation to Teenage Cancer Trust.
The tour dates are (all March 2014):
18 – Glasgow O2 Academy
19 – Leeds O2 Academy
20 – Manchester Academy
22 – Liverpool O2 Academy
23 – Nottingham Rock City
25 – Birmingham O2 Academy
26 – Bristol O2 Academy
27 – London O2 Academy Brixton