News: Elbow Confirms Additional Australian Tour Dates2 min read
(AUS) Due to overwhelming demand for tickets during the current pre-sale, Elbow have confirmed second Sydney and Melbourne shows for their East Coast tour, ahead of tickets going on general sale this Friday morning.
Elbow will play at The Sydney Opera House on Saturday October 25 and now a second show on Sunday October 26. Similarly in Melbourne, Elbow will play in at The Forum, on Wednesday October 29 in addition to the previously announced Tuesday October 28 tour. These shows follow the release of their latest album, ‘The Take Off and Landing of Everything’. Tickets for this new show, as well as tickets for the previously announced shows, go on general sale at 10am tomorrow, Friday August 1. For complete details, visit: www.livenation.com.au
Recently completing a UK arena tour and currently playing select festival dates, including last month’s Glastonbury festival and upcoming V Festival dates, Elbow return after an absence of more than two years for shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and at the iconic Sydney Opera House.
The band produces live shows as brilliantly as they do albums. Revered for their emotive tunes, they craft melodies simultaneously rousing and melancholy; rich layers of orchestration skillfully intertwined with beautifully eloquent, sentimental lyrics, highlighted by Guy Garvey’s almost angelic, unmistakably Mancunian vocals.
Elbow’s sixth studio album, ‘The Take Off and Landing of Everything’ (out now through Universal Music), delivered the band the highest charts debuts of their career including the top spot in both the UK and Ireland, and #12 on the Australian ARIA chart.
Elbow has consistently delivered superb albums: 2011’s platinum release ‘Build A Rocket Boys!’, the million selling ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, ‘Leaders of the Free World’, ‘Cast of Thousands’ and back where it all began with their 2001 debut, ‘Asleep In the Back’.
The band has received critical acclaim and garnered numerous awards including two Ivor Novello awards plus a Brit Award for Best British Band, Mojo and NME awards, as well as the Mercury Music Prize. In further acknowledgement of their popular and critical respect, the band recorded the BBC’s theme tune for the London Olympics Games and performed at the Closing Ceremony filling the stadium with two anthemic songs: ‘Open Arms’ and the Mojo Magazine’s Song of 2009, ‘One Day Like This’.
Elbow is, and always has been: Guy Garvey on vocals, Mark Potter on guitar, Pete Turner on bass, Craig Potter on keyboards and Richard Jupp on drums, and performing together on stage they are not be missed.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, SYDNEY – SATURDAY OCTOBER 25 & SUNDAY OCTOBER 26 (NEW SHOW!)
THE FORUM, MELBOURNE – TUESDAY OCTOBER 28 & WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29 (NEW SHOW!)
THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE – THURSDAY OCTOBER 30