elbow are set to headline a major outdoor concert this summer, in the stunning grounds of Audley End, in Saffron Walden, Essex, on Sunday 4th August.

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

elbow are undoubtedly one of Britain’s most loved and respected bands. After earning early support from the late John Peel with their debut EP Noisebox, elbow’s popularity soared. Over the past two decades, the Mancunians have released numerous no.1 albums, most notably their 2008 Mercury Prize-winning effort ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, a multi-platinum selling record that opened the floodgates for further accolades, including an NME Award, Mojo Award, BRIT Award and a several Ivor Novello prizes.

Throughout their 30-year history, elbow’s critical reception has remained impressively consistent. elbow is the only band to receive four consecutive 9/10 reviews from NME for their first four records and this year, as they release their tenth studio album, an opening performance on the Graham Norton Show gives an early indication that this is a group that remains at the top of their game.

Recorded in 2023 at the band’s individual studios, Migration Studios, Gloucestershire, and finalised at the band’s 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 Guy 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 that its predecessor.

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 have since toured the world, earning a reputation for their euphoric live performances that continue to captivate audiences.

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Fans of elbow can expect to hear material from the band’s new album along with anthemic hits from their back catalogue such as ‘One Day Like This,’ ‘Grounds for Divorce’ and ‘Open Arms’.

Tickets for the show will be available on pre-sale on Wednesday, 28th February at 9am. Customers MUST pre-register at https://arep.co/p/elbow-audleyend for pre-sale access. Tickets will then go on general sale on Friday, 1st March at 9am from http://www.axs.com/heritagelive.

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”.

Previously announced for the Heritage Live concert series at Audley End are Madness with the Lightning Seeds on Fri 2nd Aug 2024 and Richard Ashcroft with Ocean Colour Scene on Saturday 3rd Aug 2024. The shows at Audley End are becoming a firm staple in the summer events calendar, with locals around Essex and Cambridgeshire anticipating the line-ups each year and audience members travelling from up and down the country for concerts at the beautiful site.

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