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Elbow to return to Audley End this summer for outdoor concert in Heritage Live series





Elbow are set to make a triumphant return to Audley End this summer for an outdoor concert.

The multi-platinum-selling band fronted by Guy Garvey will perform a selection of their biggest anthems along with material from new album Audio Vertigo, due out on March 22.

Elbow last appeared at the stately home near Saffron Walden in 2022 and will be back on Sunday August 4 – completing a Heritage Live concert series weekend bill that kicks off with Madness and The Lightning Seeds on the Friday (August 2) and Richard Ashcroft and Ocean Colour Scene on the Saturday (August 3).

Elbow at Audley End
Elbow at Audley End

Elbow have developed into one of Britain’s most respected bands after earning early support from the legendary, late BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel for their debut EP Noisebox.

Over the past two decades, the Mancunians have released No 1 albums, most notably their 2008 Mercury Prize-winning The Seldom Seen Kid.

The multi-platinum-selling record opened the floodgates for further accolades, including BRIT, Mojo and NME awards and several Ivor Novello prizes.

Elbow
Elbow

Over the past three decades, Elbow’s critical acclaim has remained impressively consistent as the only band to receive four consecutive 9/10 reviews from the NME for the first four records.

This year, as the musicians release their 10th studio album, an opening performance on BBC One’s Graham Norton Show gave an early indication of enduring popularity.

Recorded in 2023 at the band’s home Migration Studios in Gloucestershire and finalised at their facility at Blueprint Studios, Salford, the new album marks a significant step change for the group following 2021’s Flying Dream 1.

In the words of lead singer and lyricist Garvey, Audio Vertigo was built from “gnarly, seedy grooves created by us playing together in garagey rooms” and is both more direct and sonically varied by purpose than its predecessor.

Elbow
Elbow

As a live band, Elbow are hard to beat. Their 2011 Glastonbury performance on the Pyramid stage is widely regarded as one of the best in the festival’s history.

The band has since toured the world, earning a reputation for euphoric live performances that continue to captivate audiences with anthemic tunes such as One Day Like This, Grounds for Divorce and Open Arms.

Tickets went on general sale on Friday (March 1) at http://www.axs.com/heritagelive.

Audley End House
Audley End House

Promoter Giles Cooper, of GCE Live, said: “We can’t wait to stage this show for Elbow in the beautiful grounds of Audley End. They are such an iconic band and we’ve no doubt this will be such an amazing night to remember for many years to come. Remember to get your tickets early as this show will undoubtedly sell out.”



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