THE BAND ARE CONFIRMED TO PERFORM AT THE NME AWARDS 2016 WITH AUSTIN, TEXAS CEREMONY ON 17 FEBRUARY
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NME is proud to announce that Sheffield five-piece Bring Me The Horizon, lauded by critics as one of the most ambitious modern rock acts of their generation, will receive a special award: the NME Innovation Award. As well as accepting their award in person, the band will take to the stage for a thrilling performance as part of the ceremony at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 17 February. Fans will have opportunity to get their hands on sold out Pit tickets by signing up to a ballot via NME.com/tickets from now until Wednesday 27 January. Successful applicants picked at random will be able to buy tickets when they go on sale on Friday 29 January.
Formed in 2003 after meeting at local shows in their native Sheffield, Bring Me The Horizon have amassed an incredibly loyal army of fans and critics over the years, their latest release ‘That’s The Spirit’ hit #1 on the US album chart, as well as Canada and Australia and narrowly missed out on the top spot in the UK, where it reached #2. With influences cited throughout their career as diverse as metal, hardcore, electronica and classical, they have made no secret of the fact that they’ve always set out to revive and reinvent the modern rock genre.
Speaking of the Award, Oli Sykes from Bring Me The Horizon said: “We are extremely excited to be invited to play the awards, this year is full of new experiences, and us playing outside of our comfort zones, this is no exception and we couldn’t be more up for it.”
Mike Williams, editor-in-chief of NME says: “Awarding Bring Me The Horizon with this years Innovation Award was a complete no brainer for NME. Their live shows are absolutely mind-blowing and as a band, they have an incredible amount of creative energy. This sees them innovate time and time again, crossing over from the metal world into the mainstream whilst retaining what made them great in the first place. 2016 is going to be a huge year for the band and we’re honoured that the NME Awards with Austin, Texas will kick start it for them.”
As well as appearing at the ceremony in February, Bring Me The Horizon recently announced their first arena tour for Autumn 2016 including London’s O2, as well as a one-off show at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall in April, for a set complete with full orchestral backing in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.
The NME Awards with Austin, Texas season kicks off on January 29 with NME Awards Tour 2016 with Austin, Texas, renowned for showcasing breaking acts such as The Killers,
Florence + The Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood, and way back in 2000, newly crowned Godlike Geniuses, Coldplay. This year’s NME Awards Tour 2016 with Austin, Texas will mark the return of Bloc Party as they showcase both their new line up and new material from their forthcoming album ‘Hymns’. Supporting Bloc Party will be the hotly tipped Drenge, Rat Boy and Bugzy Malone.
The NME Awards Shows 2016 with Austin, Texas has once again delivered an incredible line-up of music’s brightest stars for 2016. The NME Awards Shows 2016 with Austin, Texas will see acts such as Blossoms, Kid Wave, Spring King, Alex G, VANT, Boots, Together Pangea, Crows, Pretty Vicious, Suede, The Magic Gang, Declan McKenna, Mystery Jets, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Swim Deep and The Strypes descend on London venues throughout February.
The nominations for the NME Awards 2016 With Austin, Texas were revealed in December, following thousands of votes from NME readers. The shortlist saw The Libertines and Wolf Alice lead the pack with six nominations a piece, including the categories of ‘Best British Band, ‘Best Live Band’ and ‘Best Track’, hot on both bands’ heels were Foals, who received four nominations. Fans are continuing to vote in their thousands in the hope of seeing their favourites crowned NME Award winners. Voting is open now at http://www.nme.com/awardsvote and closes on Sunday 31st January.
Tickets for the NME Awards Tour 2016 with Austin, Texas, the NME Awards Shows 2016 with Austin, Texas and the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas are all available from NME.com/tickets. 50p from each ticket sold will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.
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