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Elbow warm up for arena tour with gig in Hull

19 March 2024

Elbow will celebrate the release of their brand new album with a warm up gig at Connexin Live, Hull this May.

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Elbow perform at Connexin Live on Sunday, 5 May before the band head out on a full UK Arena tour.

Tickets for this event go on general sale at 10am on Friday.

The band previously performed a sold out show at the same venue in September 2021, a long rescheduled gig due to the Covid pandemic.

Elbow’s second visit to Connexin Live will see them performing songs from new album ‘AUDIO VERTIGO’ which is released this Friday.

‘AUDIO VERTIGO’ differs in vibe from recent Elbow albums. There’s a back alley, pool hall, Lou Reed swagger to many of the tracks. Heavy on stomp, swing and infectious oil-can funk beats, the rhythmic backbone that powers the album was created by producer and keyboardist Craig Potter working with drummer Alex Reeves. Guitarist Mark Potter’s knack for deploying both John Squire style riffs and John Martyn level delicacy decorates the tracks whilst bass player Pete Turner’s subtle playing underpins it all with flourishes of Afrobeat melody showcasing his continued inventiveness. The sense of freedom and fun pervades across the tracks.

‘AUDIO VERTIGO’ is still recognisably Elbow, long term fans will hear moods and shapes from the band’s long career, but the old and new are delivered with a confidence and urgency that reflects the mood in the camp.

“We are restless.” Singer Guy Garvey explains. “There’s a lot wrong with the country and the world. But we decided not to reflect but to distract. The frustrations are there but it’s all channelled. Generally, we had a blast making it because the lads are at the height of their collective evil musical genius. AND they’re actually getting funnier! We found these grooves playing together in little garagey rooms again. Gnarly, seedy grooves that pulled some very dark memories and humour from me.”

Standing and seated tickets will be available from www.connexinlivehull.com or by visiting new official ticketing partner AXS. VIP and hospitality upgrades are also available for all shows, email hull@eu.asmglobal.com for further details.