ELBOW CONFIRMED TO OPEN UP FOR U2 AT THIS YEAR’S GLASTONBURY & ARE FEATURED ON THE COVER OF UK’S Q MAGAZINE THIS MONTH

ELBOW CONFIRMED TO OPEN UP FOR U2 AT THIS YEAR’S GLASTONBURY & ARE FEATURED ON THE COVER OF UK’S Q MAGAZINE THIS MONTH.

‘BUILD A ROCKET BOYS!’ OUT DIGITALLY IN THE U.S TODAY.

+ SEE EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE LIVE FROM THE BLUEPRINT STUDIOS IN MANCHESTER BELOW.

‘build a rocket boys!’ DIGITAL RELEASE

OUT IN ALL GOOD N. AMERICAN STORES LATER THIS SPRING

Elbow are now also confirmed to provide warm up for U2’s headline slot at Glastonbury this summer.

The band – who released their fifth album ‘build a rocket boys!’ digitally in the US today – were confirmed to be hitting the Pyramid Stage by event organiser, Emily Eavis via Twitter: “We’re delighted that the mighty Elbow have confirmed.”

The quintet are to appear prior to Bono and co on the Friday night (June 24th).

Coldplay and Beyonce are set to headline the remaining two nights.

CATCH ELBOW LIVE IN THE US AT COACHELLA APRIL 16TH, 2011!

Watch Elbow perform ‘Open Arms’ from ‘build a rocket boys!’ live from the Blueprint Studios in Manchester

Listen exclusively to ‘Jesus Is A Rochdale Girl‘ live at Spin.com

“Expansive yet intimate, ornate yet seductive, this is capital-A Art rock without pretense, but with tremendous heart.” – SPIN Magazine

“What Elbow excel at is alighting on small details and burnishing them into things of wonder” – The Guardian 3/3

“Guy Garvey and pals return with another anthem-in-waiting, a mountain of soaring melodies and chime-sprinkled choruses.” – The Times

“This record is wide awake with bright ideas, casual quirks and most importantly, songs that are sure to become lifelong pals rather than passing acquaintances.” – Guitar Magazine

“‘build a rocket boys! isn’t a reaction to anything. It’s neither Top-5-be-damned experimental noise terror nor 11 string-soaked attempts to rewrite ‘One Day Like This’. It’s simply another excellent Elbow record.” – Q Magazine

“A beautiful, willfully understated record. ‘build a rocket boys!’ is the rare sound of a band at ease with themselves, ostensibly left to their own devices… It reminded me of something that was common in the ‘70s but you seldom hear on records these days: freedom.” – Word Magazine

“Cranky percussion that recalls Grounds For Divorce, before strings and Potters electronic bleeps and chirrups send it somewhere completely different.” – Q Magazine

“The toast of the north are charging their glasses for their first album as a bona fide arena band.” – NME

“Where most songwriters mine obvious seams, plucking the same basic chords on the public’s heartstrings, Garvey explores the minor notes. His lyrics poke around in grey areas, explore complex themes and overlooked emotions, and – key to Elbow’s appeal – champion the everyday.” – Observer (feature)

“Bona fide arena fillers” – Evening Standard

“Subtle and arresting as ever” – The Sun

“This is one of the best things the boys have produced in a long time… a massive album.” – Zoo

“An extraordinarily hopeful album, imbued with all the empathy we’ve come to expect from Elbow” – Time Out

“Almost single-handedly proving there’s plenty of life in ‘rock’ yet” – Heat’s Hot List

“Swooning sentiment, mournful hymns, and lullabies for tough times” – The Daily Mirror

“A soaring, orchestral suite of songs that were accessible, even catchy, without ever quite sounding like anyone else” – The Times

“Harnesses the emotion, even the beauty, of the everyday” – The Sunday Times

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