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Elbow Tour Schedule

British alternative rock band Elbow has been winning over fans since they first started playing together nearly a quarter of a century ago. Their firey brand of indie rock and Brit pop has influenced scores of bands who came after them and provided for several classic albums over the course of their career. Sure, Elbow's recordings are great and what really led them to international acclaim but it is their live performances that really keep the fans coming back. In fact it could be argued that you have not truly experienced the music of Elbow the way it was meant to be heard until you see them live. Fortunately, Elbow are on their way to North America and StubHub has tickets for every stop.

The first stop on Elbow's North American tour is set for May 11th at 930 Club in Washington D.C. and is followed by a show on the 12th at Royale Boston and one on the 13th at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Shows in New York, Toronto, Chicago, Minneapolis, Vancouver, Portland, and Oakland follow before the tour wraps up in Los Angeles with a show at the Wiltern on May 28th. Elbow are also slated to play both weekends of the Gorge Festival in George, Washington. The first weekend of the festival is from May 23rd through May 25th while the second takes place from July 4th through July 6th. Be sure to check back on StubHub regularly as Elbow will likely be adding more tour dates soon.

About the Band

The quintet first got together in 1990 and played music together for several years before finally deciding on the name Elbow in 1997. They were initially signed to Island Records and recorded a debut album which was never released due to the band being dropped after changes were made at the record label. The band was not dissuaded and went back to work recording The Noisebox EP, The Newborn EP, and The Any Day Now EP on an independent label. Attention from the EPs led to the band signing with V2 Records and released their debut album Asleep in the Black in 2001. The album went on to be nominated for a BRIT Award and a Mercury Prize. The band has since released five more albums: Cast of Thousands, Leaders of the Free World, The Seldom Seen Kid, Build A Rocket Boys!, and 2014's The Take Off and Landing of Everything. They have won several awards including the Mercury Prize and BRIT Awards. The band continues to recod and tour and remain one of the most vital alternative rock acts to come out of England.


Elbow's 2007 album The Seldom Seen Kid proved to be their biggest selling album to date. Although their debut album had been nominated for awards, it was The Seldom Seen Kid that finally won the Mercury Prize, an honor that the band claimed was the best experience of their lives thus far. ALl of the attention heaped upon the band after the release of The Seldom Seen Kid led to them playing major music festivals like Glastonbury and seeing their fan base increase exponentially. Suddenly Elbow was one of the biggest bands in Great Britain and a major force on the international alternative rock scene.

The Experience

It is not often that a real international superstar act comes to town and when that opportunity arises, you would be well advised to jump at it. This is precisely the case with Elbow. Maybe you have just heard of this talented band or perhaps you have been waiting for months if not years for this night to come and finally as the lights lower you begin to see Elbow taking the stage. The audience roars with applause as Sam Smith approaches the mic. A hush falls over the crowd as Guy Garvey thanks them and the band launches into a fan favorite from Asleep in the Black, Cast of Thousands, Leaders of the Free World, The Seldom Seen Kid, Build A Rocket Boys!, or The Take Off and Landing of Everything. Maybe the band even does a cover The crowd once again erupts and sings and dances along to hits throughout the night. This is your chance to see a true international superstar and favorite of the genre, and Sam Smith definitely exceeds expectations. Sam Smith has an ability to connect with the audience and enthrall with his that is not always found in modern pop music. Do not miss the chance to see Sam Smith when he hits your town.


The musicians in Elbow have been playing together since they were in high school and originally used the name Mr. Soft. They changed their name to Elbow after watching an episode of The Singing Detective on BBC in which Philip Marlowe says that elbow is the most sensual word in the English language.

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