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Elbow Returning To New Zealand In June

Elbow Returning To New Zealand In June

C.C. / Friday 21st February, 2020 8:00AM

Multiple award winning UK rock veterans elbow make their triumphant return to Aotearoa this coming June, playing a special all ages Auckland Town Hall event supported by Californian songwriter Jesca Hoop. Formed back in 1997 and now with eight studio albums under their collective belts, singer Guy Garvey and the gang will regale fans with songs from their new record Giants Of All Sizes, which released to significant global acclaim in late 2019, along with a career-spanning selection of favourites for their first NZ show in six years. Winners of the Mercury Prize for their 2008 album The Seldom Seen Kid and now into their third decade as a group, elbow's latest long player sees them explore dark thematic territory, described by Garvey as “bruised as f*ck, sonically unabashed and concerned with mourning, dissatisfaction, unrest and death. An angry, old, blue lament but one that finds ultimate salvation in family, friends, the band and new life.


elbow
with special guest Jesca Hoop

Thursday 4th June - Auckland Town Hall, Auckland (all ages)

Live Nation presales available from 11.00am Monday 24th February 24 to 10.00am Wednesday 26th February
General public tickets available from 11.00am,Wednesday 26th February via Live Nation

Experience the video for 'Empires' from elbow's new album Giants Of All Sizes...


Watch elbow's epic live performance of 'White Noise White Heat' on The Late Late Show with James Corden last month...


Check out the clip for elbows huge hit 'One Day Like This', from 2008's The Seldom Seen Kid...


Press release:

One of England’s most revered bands, elbow, has announced their long-awaited return to New Zealand this June.

Touring in support of their third UK #1 album, Giants of All Sizes, elbow will take to the stage of Auckland’s Town Hall on Thursday, June 4 for their first New Zealand shows since two spellbinding nights in 2014.

Crafted over more than two decades of recording and touring together, elbow’s sublime live performances navigate through a magnificent, elevating journey of wistful reflection to euphoria, haunting fragility to lush harmonies, soothing to thunderous, guided by Guy Garvey’s soulful vocals and lyrics.

Joining elbow is Manchester-based, Californian-born singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jesca Hoop, as special guest.

The band’s eighth studio album, Giants of All Sizes marks a deliberate lyrical departure from recent elbow albums, which include the UK #1s Little Fictions (2017) and The Take Off and Landing of Everything (2014).

Giants of All Sizes provides “an antidote to the current situation through positive anthems” with an album that is, in Guy words, “a bruised record, bruised as f*ck, sonically unabashed and concerned with mourning, dissatisfaction, unrest and death. An angry, old, blue lament but one that finds ultimate salvation in family, friends, the band and new life.”

On June 4, the Auckland audience can expect to hear Giants of All Sizes tracks live for the first time, as well as bathe in the warm embrace of fan and band favourites drawn from throughout their stellar career.

Special guest Jesca Hoop’s career has spanned six albums of finely crafted song writing, sung with a unique intelligence and an unparalleled voice, notably 2017’s acclaimed Memories are Now and her current album, Stonechild. Produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, This is the Kit, Aldous Harding), the album features 11 tracks including singles ‘Outside of Eden’ and ‘Red White and Black.

Links
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Thu 4th Jun
Auckland Town Hall, Auckland







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