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NME ShockWaves Awards Shows 2007 - Amy Winehouse and Shins join bill

Amy Winehouse

Story by Jack Foley

AMY Winehouse, American disco-punkers The Gossip and
Oregon four piece The Shins have all been added to the line-up for the 2007 ShockWaves NME Awards Shows in London.

They will join the likes of Regina Spektor, Maximo Park and Kings of Leon for the month-long series of shows.

Commenting on her performance, Amy Winehouse said: “I can’t wait to play the show! My manager just told me I was playing and I asked him who would be headlining and he said I would. I couldn’t believe it! I’m so excited!”

Winehouse plays the Astoria on February 19, while one of Zach Braff’s favourite bands, The Shins, headline the same venue on February 25.

The ShockWaves NME Awards Shows have a hard-earned reputation for showcasing the very best in both new and established music talent.

The 2007 shows, which were first announced by the NME on Monday, December 5, will take place over a three-week period ahead of this year’s awards on March 1.

Maximo Park will make their live return at The Astoria on February 22, while Regina Spektor will play the same venue on February 16. Kings Of Leon play The Astoria on February 26.

Proceedings get underway at KOKO in Camden on February 12 with Larrikin Love.

Tickets for the latest gigs are now on sale and 50p from every ticket sold will go to global-warming initiative Global Cool.

The list of shows so far is (all February 2007):
12 – Larrikin Love at Koko
14 – The Holloways at Koko
15 – The Spinto Band at Koko
16 – Regina Spektor at Astoria
19 – Amy Winehouse at Astoria
20 – The Long Blondes at Astoria
21 – Maximo Park at Astoria
24 – The Gossip at Astoria
25 – Howling Bells at Koko
25 – The Shins at The Astoria
26 – Kings Of Leon at Astoria
26 – The Young Knives at Shepherds Bush Empire
27 – The Maccabees at Koko
27 – We Are Scientists at Astoria
28 – The Rapture at Astoria
28 – ¬°Forward Russia! at Koko

Tickets are on sale now for all of the shows.