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Elbow to play second Cornish show at Eden Project

By WMNjackieb  |  Posted: April 03, 2014

By Jackie Butler


Elbow will now perform on two consecutive nights at the Eden Sessions in Cornwall in July

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Elbow have announced a second summer concert at the Eden Sessions after tickets for their first date sold out. The Manchester five-piece will now play at the iconic Cornish venue on Tuesday, July 15, in addition to their show the previous night.

As with the original gig, tickets will initially be available only to Cornwall and Devon residents, who can buy them from 6pm on Thursday, April 10. Everyone else, except the Sessions' Inside Track club members who can jump the queue today, will have to wait until 6pm on Tuesday, April 22.

The Eden Project shows will be a welcome return to Cornwall for Elbow who made their Eden debut in 2003.

The band - brothers Mark and Craig Potter, Richard Jupp, Pete Turner and frontman singer Guy Garvey, who also hosts an acclaimed weekly radio show on BBC 6 Music - recently released their sixth studio album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, which scored them their first UK number one. It follows 2011's platinum-selling Build a Rocket Boys! and 2008's triple-platinum The Seldom Seen Kid, which won the Mercury Music Prize.

Elbow have been lavished with critical plaudits and awards, including a BRIT Award for Best British Group, the NME Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music and two Ivor Novello Awards.

Their track One Day Like This was used during the Beijing Olympics in 2008, and the BBC commissioned the band to compose the theme for their coverage of London 2012 games. First Steps was recorded with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the band performed at the Olympics closing ceremony.

Also on the Sessions bill this year are Dizzee Rascal (June 21), Ellie Goulding (July 8 – sold out) and Pixies (July 9), with acts to be announced soon.

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