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Elbow announce homecoming concert
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Elbow's gig in Manchester will be their last before they head into the studio

Elbow have announced plans to play a one-off 'homecoming' gig in Manchester.

The band will be performing at the MEN Arena on September 18 for their last gig before they head into the studio.

Frontman Guy Garvey told Newsbeat: "We're doing this gig to cap off an amazing couple of years with a homecoming party.

"It's the biggest show we've even done in Manchester and everyone we love and everyone we've grown up with is going to be in that room on that night."

The concert caps off the most successful period in the Bury five-piece's history after their 2008 album The Seldom Seen Kid picked up the Nationwide Mercury Prize and earned them a Brit Award for best British band.

"It's going to be more like a party which means our brand of melancholy, introspective rock might not be the perfect dancing music," Garvey joked.

On the success of their fourth record he added: "We've just had the most amazing year so it is kind of the last show before we disappear again for a couple of years and try and better the record we've had so much success with.

"We thought we'd go out with a big bang before we knuckle down."

Tickets for the gig will go on sale at 9am on Friday (1 May).



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