Interpol announced as headliners for NME Awards Tour

Paul Banks, lead singer of Interpol

Interpol have been announced as headliners for this year's NME Awards Tour.

The New York indie band will be supported by emerging bands Temples, Royal Blood and Circa Waves.

The tour takes place in eight venues around the UK starting in Glasgow on 18 March and ending at Brixton Academy in London on 27 March.

Interpol are working on new material for their fifth album, which is due out later this year.

Temples

Psychedelic rockers Temples (above), who hail from Kettering in Northamptonshire, have had an impressive 12 months.

They supported the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park last year and have been praised by Noel Gallagher as the best new band in the UK.

Temples' debut album Sun Structures is due to be released in February.

Royal Blood were the only rock act to make it on to the BBC's Sound of 2014 longlist.

The duo come from Brighton and have been compared to Queens of The Stone Age and The White Stripes.

Opening the NME Awards tour will be Liverpudlian indie-pop four piece Circa Waves.

Tickets go on sale at 09:00 on 24 January

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