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Elbow Announce Second Auckland Show

Elbow Announce Second Auckland Show

Monday 13th February, 2012 11:27AM

Tickets for Elbows' long awaited first New Zealand show were snapped up within  hours of going on sale on Friday.  But good news if you missed out as they've added a second show on the following night with tickets available from today...

Elbow with guests Boy & Bear

Wednesday 28th March, Powerstation (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 29th March, Powerstation (ON SALE NOW)

Press Release:

New Zealand Concert March 2012 with special guests Boy & Bear

SECOND & FINAL CONCERT ANNOUNCED FOR THURSDAY 29 MARCH

British band Elbow, adored by fans and critics alike will make their much anticipated debut visit to New Zealand to perform at Auckland’s Powerstation on Wednesday, March 28.

Also, just announced this week, Australian wunderkind quintet Boy & Bear will join Elbow as their special guests.

Tickets for Elbow’s first show at the Powerstation went on sale this morning and are all but sold out, responding to fan demand a second show has now been announced on Thursday, 29 March, tickets for the second show will go on sale Monday, 13 February at 9.00am.

Boy & Bear are riding high following the phenomenal success of their debut, platinum album “Moonfire”. The band who were nominated for seven Aria’s last November walked away with a total of five accolades including; Best Album, Best Group, Breakthrough Artist Album (Moonfire) and Single (Feeding Line).

Boy & Bear deliver aching harmonies, delicate acoustic textures; natural, honest music and lyrics that resonate with the listener.

Elbow delivered four mesmerising Australian performances last July, including sold out shows in Melbourne and Sydney and a remarkable set at the Splendour in the Grass festival, so expectations are high for their first ever New Zealand show.

Elbow consistently deliver impeccable, brilliant live shows.

“Elbow are as close to a perfect live band any punter could hope for…” Fasterlouder

The band’s graceful, lush orchestral sounds – a gently sublime mix of the intricately elegant, poignant, and elative, rousing crescendos – serve up stunning renditions from their five-album repertoire. Up front, Guy Garvey fills the room with his angelic vocals, undeniable stage presence and natural charisma; his generous between-song banter building a strong rapport between band and audience.

“‘Open Arms’ was triumphant, ‘Station Approach’ possessed an almost hypnotic jubilation and set closing ‘One Day Like This’ was positively euphoric.” Drum Media

“We think we may have gone to musical heaven…” Inpress

2011 marked Elbow’s 20-year anniversary and the release of their fifth studio album, ‘Build A Rocket Boys’.

‘Build A Rocket Boys’ follows debut album ‘Asleep in the Back’, ‘Cast of Thousands’, ‘Leaders of the Free World’ and their fourth album, the 2008 Mercury Music Prize winning ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’.

Don’t miss Elbow, one of Britain’s shining musical lights along with Australian rising stars, Boy & Bear live this March.

AUCKLAND THE POWERSTATION WEDS 28 & THURS 29 MARCH





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