Elbow announce UK tour with John Grant, find out how to get tickets

Elbow announce UK tour with John Grant, find out how to get tickets

Manchester band released their seventh album Little Fictions earlier this year

Elbow have announced a UK arena tour for March 2018, with tickets on sale Fri 8 Sep at 9am.

The Manchester band, who earlier this year celebrated the release of their seventh studio album Little Fictions, will perform five dates across the UK.

The shows kick off at Glasgow's SSE Hydro on Fri 2 Mar, after which the band play Birmingham's Genting Arena, Manchester Arena and Leeds' First Direct Arena, before finishing up at London's O2 Arena on Wed 7 Mar.

Elbow formed in Bury in the early 1990s, and after a couple of false starts (and name changes) released their debut album Asleep in the Back in 2001. Cast of Thousands and Leaders of the Free World followed, before the band became a household name with the release of 2008's The Seldom Seen Kid. It won the Mercury Music Prize and, in 'One Day Like This', came with an anthem ready for festival main stages and uplifting television montages.

The band's latest album Little Fictions contains the singles 'Magnificent (She Says)', 'All Disco', and 'Gentle Storm' – the video for which features Benedict Cumberbatch.

An already exciting tour is given an extra boost with the addition of American singer-songwriter John Grant, who'll open for Elbow each night. Initially rising to prominence as lead singer of The Czars, Grant has released three solo albums to critical acclaim, 2010's Queen of Denmark, 2013's Pale Green Ghosts and 2015's Grey Tickles, Black Pressure.

Elbow UK tour dates 2018:
Fri 2 Mar – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Sat 3 Mar – Genting Arena, Birmingham
Sun 4 Mar – Manchester Arena
Tue 6 Mar – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Wed 7 Mar – O2 Arena, London

Tickets for Elbow go on sale at 9am on Fri 8 Sep.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending.


Strangely uplifting indie miserablists from Manchester. Elbow are Guy Garvey (lead vocals, guitar), Craig Potter (keyboard, piano, backing vocals, Mark Potter (guitar, backing vocals), Pete Turner (bass guitar, backing vocals and Alex Reeves (drums, percussion).

Brighton Centre

Tue 7 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 1515

Castle Square, Ludlow

Fri 26 Jul


Co-op Live, Manchester

Tue 14 May

Prices to be confirmed

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