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Elbow return with new album and tour (2008)


Story by Jack Foley

ELBOW are back. Following a two year hiatus since their last UK tour in February 2006, the band return to the live circuit with a comprehensive set of dates in April 2008.

The band have been busy recording their fourth studio album, The Seldom Seen Kid, which is released in March 2008 through Fiction Records.

As with predecessor Leaders of The Free World, they recorded the new album at Manchester’s Blueprint Studios but with keyboardist Craig Potter taking on production and mixing duties.

The new shows will be a first opportunity for fans to hear tracks from the new album in a live context and the band are looking forward to getting back on the road.

They are currently in live rehearsals and are promising their most spectacular shows yet.

The tour dates are (all April 2008):

4 – Glasgow ABC
5 – Newcastle Academy
6 – Leeds Metropolitan University
8 – Oxford Academy
9 – Bristol Colston Hall
10 – Birmingham Academy
12 – Sheffield Octagon
13 – Manchester Academy
14 – Nottingham Rock City
15 – London Brixton Academy

Tickets go on sale from 9am on Tuesday, December 18 and cost £15 (except London, £18) plus booking fee.