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Elbow return to Eden 11 years on

By LeeTrewhela  |  Posted: March 18, 2014

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ELBOW have been confirmed for the 2014 Eden Sessions – with the band ensuring the initial run of tickets are only available to residents of Cornwall and Devon.

The Bury five-piece will be playing at the Eden Project on Monday, July 14.

Elbow join Ellie Goulding (July 8 – sold out) and Dizzee Rascal (June 21) on the bill for the 2014 Eden Sessions with ASUS Transformer Book. More acts will be announced soon.

The show will follow the release of their No 1 sixth studio album The Take Off And Landing Of Everything.

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Their latest album follows 2011’s platinum-selling Build a Rocket Boys! and 2008’s triple-platinum Mercury Prize-winning The Seldom Seen Kid.

What’s On editor Lee Trewhela said: “This gig comes 11 years after they last played Eden when they supported PJ Harvey.

“I remember drunkenly accosting frontman Guy Garvey exclaiming they’d released the album of the year in Cast Of Thousands. He was thankful if a bit taken aback (and possibly in fear for his life). I was a bit previous as they’ve gone on to release better albums, including their omnipresent masterpiece The Seldom Seen Kid.

“As everyone who has seen them in concert will attest, Elbow are a mighty live proposition. Playing their everyman anthems in the surrounds of the Eden Project should make for a very special night indeed.”

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, as well as being nominated for the Mercury Prize on three separate occasions, winning the award in 2008.

Rita Broe, Eden’s marketing director, added: “Eden is immensely proud to welcome national treasures Elbow back to Cornwall. This is a real coup and will be an absolutely unmissable event.”

Elbow have requested that fans in Cornwall and Devon get the first opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the rest of the country on April 22. This means that everyone who wants tickets from March 25 to April 21 must have a payment card billing address in either Cornwall or Devon. All members of the Inside Track club will get early access to tickets as usual.

Tickets to the Elbow Eden Session cost £40 plus £5 booking fee and go on sale to Inside Track members today (Tuesday March 18), and on sale to residents of Cornwall and Devon at 4pm on Tuesday, March 25 and to everyone else at 6pm on April 22.

To buy Inside Track membership, go to www.edensessions.com. Sessions gig tickets can be purchased online or through the Eden box office on 01726 811972.

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  • nickthompson  |  March 21 2014, 12:52PM

    Great band, so are their support band " *******s".

  • westwelsh  |  March 18 2014, 7:25PM

    Why "Cornwall and Devon"? Devon is an English county.

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