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Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008: The Cribs on bill

The Cribs

Story by Jack Foley

THE Cribs (pictured right) and Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong are among the bands just confirmed to play the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008.

They will be joined by the hotly-tipped likes of Does It Offend You Yeah? and The Ting Tings for the 19-date jaunt, which kicks off at Belfast’s Mandela Hall on January 29.

The tour will be rounded off with a rousing night at London’s Brixton Academy on February 22. Previous Shockwaves NME Tours have been filled with some of the biggest bands of today, including Kaiser Chiefs, Coldplay and Franz Ferdinand – all three of whom played the opening slot.

That honour goes to The Ting Tings, who shone at Glastonbury and recently supported Reverend & The Makers on the road.

The full tour dates are (all 2008):

29 – Belfast Mandela Hall
30 – Dublin Ambassador Theatre

1 – Glasgow Barrowland
2 – Manchester Academy
3 – Newcastle Carling Academy
4 – Lincoln Engine Shed
6 – Birmingham Carling Academy
7 – Liverpool University
8 – Leeds University
11 – Sheffield Octagon
12 – Nottingham Rock City
13 – Norwich UEA
15 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
16 – Leicester University
17 – Oxford Carling Academy
19 – Bristol Carling Academy
20 – Cardiff University
21 – Portsmouth Pyramid
22 – London Brixton Academy

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