Prize Draw: Elbow

Johnny James, Managing Editor
Tom Sheehan

Prize Draw: Elbow at Night & Day Cafe, Manchester 1 January 1970 — 31 August 2020 Tickets from £5 — Book now

Win tickets to a one-off, intimate Elbow gig at Night & Day, which will raise money for grassroots music venues as part of the Passport: Back To Our Roots project.

Passport: Back To Our Roots is a nationwide series of one-off gigs by some of the UK’s biggest artists, supporting the independent venues that form the foundations of the UK’s live music scene. There are three Manchester band’s involved; Everything Everything will perform at Bedford Esquires, Slow Readers Club will play Hedben Bridge’s Trades Club, and Night & Day will host a rare intimate set by Elbow.

Few bands can lay claim to a career that spans more than 20 years. Even fewer can make that claim without changes to personnel. Operating as Manchester’s best-kept secret until 2008, the Bury-formed band struck gold with their fourth album, The Seldom Seen Kid. Pairing aching balladry with swaggering blues, it sold a million copies and won them that year’s Mercury Prize.

Ever since then, Elbow have released a steady stream of richly-praised albums (they’re still the only band to score four consecutive 9/10 album reviews in NME), and have toured the world over numerous times, including headlining major festivals. Their last album, Giants of All Sizes (2019), was described by the Guardian as “a rich vision of broken Britain”, and “richer and stranger than anything they’ve released since their commercial breakthrough”.

A consistent champion of both Manchester and of independent venues, lead-singer Guy Garvey says he is “very proud to be involved” in the Passport: Back To Our Roots project. “This is a simple way of looking after the very roots of British music and will result in some powerful, joyous shows when we can at last see each other again.”

Elbow’s Night & Day show will take place whenever social distancing rules are eased and “normal” gigs can return, with the organisers tentatively suggesting sometime between March and September 2021. To be in with a chance of going, simply make a £5 donation to the fundraising project via the button below, before 31st August. You will then be entered into the prize draw to win entry for you and a friend.

Best of luck!

Prize Draw: Elbow at Night & Day Cafe, Manchester 1 January 1970 — 31 August 2020 Tickets from £5 Book now

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