As Two Door Cinema Club embark on their extensive sold out UK tour, the band announce a nationwide search for local heroes.

Encouraging fans to send in stories and nominate their friends, Alex, Sam and Kev will pick out a local hero from each city on the tour to win two tickets to that show. The band will also share the winner’s story on their website and furthermore, Alex Trimble will take portrait photographs of each hero to display in an online exhibition after the tour. Entry details below.

"We're searching every city and town we play in for local heros to get to our shows on this UK tour. We want to hear fan stories and celebrate the people who give back to their local community or put themselves on the line for other people. We always hear amazing stories from fans wherever we travel to and this time round we want to draw attention to them and share them with more people. We can't wait to hit the road" said Alex Trimble.

From carers to homebound soldiers, to emergency services personnel to tales of individual bravery, stories and local hero nominations should be sent to the following email addresses for each regional show. Each story should be accompanied by contact details of the nominated local hero. The band also want fans to share their stories over Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #TDCCLocalHero.

24 - O2 Academy - Newcastle -
25 - O2 Apollo - Manchester -
28 - Guildhall - Southampton -
29 - Rock City - Nottingham -
31 - Cardiff University - Cardiff -

01 - O2 Academy - Birmingham -
04 - Music Hall - Aberdeen -
05 - Barrowlands - Glasgow -
07 - O2 Academy - Leeds -

Each winner will be contacted by the band two days ahead of each show with further details.

The band have begun 2013 with a bang, seeing their debut album ‘Tourist History’ achieve Platinum sales in the UK and their new album ‘Beacon’ going Gold. Following their January/February UK tour they are then set to play their biggest UK show to date at Alexandra Palace in London to over 10,000 people - a show which sold out five months upfront.