Elbow announce "Grounds For Divorce" single + live shows

Elbow will be playing a very intimate show at the Porchester Hall in London on 12th February, 2008 their first UK show in over a year. They'll be performing a number of tracks from new album 'The Seldom Seen Kid' for the first time ever.

Only 500 tickets are being put on sale - you can order tickets for Porchester Hall here. UPDATE - TICKETS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT!

They then return to the UK touring circuit in April after that long hiatus, promising something 'extra special' for these long awaited dates, which are listed below.

The band has announced the first single from their fourth studio album, 'The Seldom Seen Kid', on March 10th, 2008. "Grounds For Divorce" is a welcome return from the band, driven by a thunderous riff courtesy of guitarist Mark Potter that reminds listeners of Elbow's love of the heavy as well as the delicate. To an extent, this is Mark's track, the riff having been in his armoury for some years waiting for the right song to let it shine.

The last two years have seen Elbow go through a rollercoaster of emotions. Two new additions to the Elbow family have arrived in the form of children for Mark and his brother Craig whilst contractual issues saw the band studio bound since their last UK tour in 2006 awaiting a now completed change of label. The time was well spent in the recording, mixing and production of 'The Seldom Seen Kid', with keyboardist Craig Potter firmly claiming the producer’s chair. As the band members began recording the album, their good friend and respected singer songwriter Bryan Glancy died, leaving a shadow over many in Manchester including the Elbow boys.

"Grounds For Divorce" lyrically is affected and inspired by that loss. Whilst other tracks on 'The Seldom Seen Kid' are elegies to a lost friend, the single is about the initial aftermath, the desire to flee the situation, find another life and wipe the slate clean of all the emotional entanglements that come with the death of a close friend. It also rocks.

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Elbow April 2008 tour dates:

Dates could be added or changed! Go to Elbow's Official Website for the latest tour dates and information.

April 2008

Friday 4 Glasgow ABC, 0844 844 0444
Saturday 5 Newcastle Academy, 0844 477 2000
Sunday 6 Leeds Metropolitan University, 0113 244 4600
Tuesday 8 Oxford Academy, 0844 477 2000
Wednesday 9 Bristol Colston Hall, 0117 922 3686
Thursday 10 Birmingham Academy, 0844 477 2000
Saturday 12 Sheffield Octagon, 0114 222 8777
Sunday 13 Manchester Academy, 0161 832 1111
Monday 14 Nottingham Rock City, 0115 822 1314
Tuesday 15 London Brixton Academy, 0844 477 2000
020 7734 8932

Monday 21 Dublin, Vicar Street, 0870 998 8888
Tuesday 22 Belfast, Mandela Hall 0818 719 390

Tickets 15 GBP (18 GBP London) plus booking fee. 24hr CC hotline: 0871 2200 260.

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