Elbow are a British alternative rock band from Bury, consisting of Guy Garvey, Craig Potter, Mark Potter and Pete Turner, best known for the Mercury Prize winning album, ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.
Formed in 1990, under the name Soft, the band released their debut album, 'Asleep in the Back', in 2001 via V2. ‘Cast of Thousands’ was released in 2003, and ‘Leaders of the Free World’ in 2005, but it was their fourth album, ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, released in 2008, that gave them wider acclaim.
The album hit #5 in the UK Albums Chart, and won the Mercury Prize in 2008. ‘Build a Rocket Boys!’ came out in 2011 and hit #2 in the chart, and their last album, ‘The Take Off and Landing of Everything’, was released in 2014, and gave the band their first #1. The band released their latest album, 'Little Fictions', in February 2017.
The band have headlined their own shows and tours across the UK, Europe and the US, and have played some massive festivals including Glastonbury, V Fest, BST Hyde Park, Rockwerchter, Kendall Calling, and loads more.
Elbow are among the names confirmed for Manchester's Sounds Of The City Festival in July 2019. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Went to the 'Take off and Landing'. First time ever seeing Elbow and loved every minute. Guy Garvey has tremendous rapport with the audience even at a massive event. The trouble is when you live on the edge of the world like we do in Norfolk, a concert involves a few hundred £ for travel and overnight accommodation. Norwich is a nice place, Elbow.
Mon 6th Feb 2017
Elbow are like that piece of well-worn furniture in the corner of your living room: familiar, comforting and snug. Right now, their music is a safe haven from the political madness engulfing the world.