Djangos unchained – NME’s legendary awards tour rolls into Glasgow

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FORGET the fab four – the fantastic four are on their way to Glasgow on Monday as the city plays host to a quartet of the hottest bands around.

The NME Award Tour 2013 stops off at the O2 Academy and features a star-studded line-up – Django Django, Miles Kane, Palma Violets and Peace.

Django Django are ready to go supernova after releasing a scorching debut album last year. It was a thrilling mix of psychadelia, chiming guitars, clever wordplay and catchy beats.

Watch out for classic cuts such as the mesmerising ‘Hail Bop’ and the glitchy pop song ‘Default’.

One of the stars of 2012, Miles Kane takes the main support slot on the NME Awards Tour, bringing his boundless energy and charisma to the stage in advance of his forthcoming second album.

Having made a huge name for himself in the past year, Miles has established himself as a tour de force in the live arena, performing tracks from his Top 20 debut, ‘Colour of The Trap’, including singles ‘Rearrange’, ‘Come Closer’ and the frenzy-inducing ‘Inhaler’.

South London’s Palma Violets emerged from nowhere in 2012 to become one of the most hyped and exciting new bands in a decade.

Singles ‘Best of Friends’ and ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ are taken from the band’s forthcoming album, which is currently being recorded with Pulp bassist Steve Mackey.

Taking the prestigious NME Awards Tour opening slot are Birmingham’s Peace. The band gained high praise for clever, confident and ambitious debut EP ‘Delicious’, and have recently toured with Manic Street Preachers and The Mystery Jets.

The band’s brand new single ‘Wraith’ was released on Columbia Records last month.

One of the most important events in the music calendar, the NME Awards Tour has been instrumental in launching the careers of some of the biggest acts in music today, including Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and Florence + the Machine.

NME editor Mike Williams says: “This is undoubtedly one of the strongest and most exciting bills we’ve ever put together and I can’t wait for it all to get started!”

The four bands will play this Monday, February 11, at Glasgow O2 Academy.

Tickets are available from:

* www.NME.com/tickets or 0844 858 6765

* www.gigsandtours.com

* www.ticketmaster.co.uk

* 24hr CC hotline 0844 110 051 / 0844 826 2826

It is an SJM Concerts presentation in association with DF Concerts and Metropolis Music.

All tickets include a 50p donation to Teenage Cancer Trust.