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Get ready to rock in Brum; The Give It A Name tour hits the NIA in April Music.

BRITAIN'S biggest indoor rock event is heading for Birmingham.

The Give It A Name tour plays the NIA on April 27, 28 and 29.

Headliners HIM, Jimmy Eat World and Brand New will be joined by more than two dozen acts, including Juliette and the Licks, The All-American Rejects and Senses Fail.

They will perform on two stages which will be side by side in the NIA.

Shows will begin at 3pm on April 27 and 1.30pm on April 28 and 29.

Day tickets are pounds 32.50, three day tickets pounds 80, from 0870 909 4144.

The running order is:

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

Main Stage: Jimmy Eat World, A.F.I, Thursday, Sparta, Hit The Lights, The Receiving End Of Sirens. Second Stage: Hello Goodbye, The Audition, mewith-outYou, MXPX.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

Main Stage: HIM, The Used, Alexisonfire, Juliette and The Licks, From First To Last, Mindless Self Indulgence, Cry For Silence. Second Stage: The Sleeping, Ignite, Kill Hannah, Lost Alone.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

Main Stage: Brand New, The All-American Rejects, New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack, Enter Shikari, Senses Fail, Madina Lake. Second Stage: Saosin, Kevin Devine, Mae, Kids in Glass Houses.

More acts are set to be confirmed.

Finland's HIM were formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Linde, and bassist Mige Amour.

The band have released five full length albums to date - Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 (1997), Razorblade Romance(1999), Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights (2001), Love Metal (2003) and Dark Light (2005).

Dark Light broke the band in the United States, debuting in the top 20 of the Billboard Top 200 and spawning two major rock hits, Wings Of A Butterfly and Killing Loneliness.

In the summer of 2005 they played the mainstage of Download Festival at Don-ington Park with Black Sabbath and Velvet Revolver.

A new album is set for release in September or October this year.

Formed in 2001 in Long Island, Brand New have built a massive cult following, largely from a notorious live show and relentless touring.

The band released their new album, The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me, in November. Their two previous albums have sold over 850,000 copies worldwide.

A Brixton Academy gig last September, their first UK show since 2003, sold out in one day with no advertising.

Since forming in Mesa, Arizona, in 1993 Jimmy Eat World have released five studio albums, Jimmy Eat World (1994), Static Prevails (1996), Clarity (1999), Bleed American (2001) and Futures (2004).

By 2001 the four-piece was a widely adored but underappreciated band capable of drawing capacity crowds all over the world, but unable to find a record deal to their liking.

Having just been unceremoniously spit out of the major label machinery, the band opted to record a new album entirely on their own.

The gambit more than paid off, with the resultant Bleed American (later re-titled Jimmy Eat World) selling over 1.3 million copies in the US.

Since the release of 2004's Futures the band have spent their time on the road including a tour in 2005 with Green Day, after which they headed home to start working on their sixth album.

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ROCKERS...Juliette and the Licks will rock your socks off.' GIG... Brand New (above) and Jimmy Eat World.
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