November 28, 2012 20:00

Elbow confirm 'gap year' hiatus and debut new song Elbow Tickets

The band have been playing new track 'Challenge' on their current arena tour

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Elbow

Elbow have confirmed that they will be taking a musical hiatus.

During the band's gig at Nottingham's Capital FM Arena earlier this week (November 26), frontman Guy Garvey told the crowd: "We're taking a gap year."

During the set, reports the Worksop Guardian, Elbow also debuted a new song which they played again last night (November 27) at Wembley Arena. "At the moment it's called 'Challenge'," said Garvey. Scroll down to watch fan-shot footage of the song.

Garvey recently spoke to The Sun and talked about a possible break for the band.

He said: "We've got our arena tour this November and December, which will be like a farewell party. We've already done six songs for the next album, then we'll come back to finish it next year."

The frontman is taking a break from Elbow for most of 2013 to concentrate on writing music for a new stage musical adaptation of King Kong, after he was asked to join the writing team by Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja.

"As soon as the tour ends I'm off to New York for six months. Where better to write songs for a King Kong musical than the place it's set?"

Elbow play Birmingham NIA tonight (November 28) and then Liverpool's Echo Area on November 29, before heading to their Manchester hometown on December 1. They will finish up at London's The O2 on December 2.

To check the availability of Elbow tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

Read More On This Artist

Elbow Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


Elbow tickets on sale from
09:00 on 05 Sep 2014

Buy Elbow Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Elbow tickets on sale from
08:00 on 05 Sep 2014


Elbow tickets on sale from
09:00 on 05 Sep 2014

Buy Elbow Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Elbow tickets on sale from
08:00 on 05 Sep 2014


Elbow tickets on sale from
09:00 on 05 Sep 2014

Buy Elbow Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Elbow tickets on sale from
08:00 on 05 Sep 2014


Elbow tickets on sale from
09:00 on 05 Sep 2014

Elbow tickets on sale from
08:00 on 05 Sep 2014


Elbow tickets on sale from
09:00 on 05 Sep 2014

Elbow tickets on sale from
08:00 on 05 Sep 2014


Elbow tickets on sale from
09:00 on 05 Sep 2014

Elbow tickets on sale from
08:00 on 05 Sep 2014

back to top

More News
Justin Bieber facing new charges following arrest for dangerous driving and assault
Cypress Hill talk new album's 'pretty tripped-out' sound
New Order sign to Mute Records for new album
Run The Jewels reveal 'RTJ2' album tracklist and artwork
Faith No More readying first new album in 18 years
Arctic Monkeys, Twin Atlantic among AIM Awards winners
Chvrches announce Mansionair as next release on their Goodbye Records label
Project to combat sexual harassment at gigs launches UK-wide campaign
Billy Corgan says Smashing Pumpkins may split after forthcoming 2015 albums
Sleater-Kinney to release career-spanning vinyl boxset 'Start Together' in October
Fat White Family unveil new track 'I Am Mark E Smith' – listen
Royal Blood say they're 'still scratching our heads' over Number One album
Foals to return to Glastonbury to play Pilton Party bash
The Coral confirm details of 'lost' album 'The Curse Of Love'
Interpol admit they haven't been in contact with former bassist Carlos D since his departure
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway says 'now feels right' time to start recording new album
‘Baywatch’ theme tune singer Jimi Jamison dies, aged 63
Apple and FBI to investigate reports iCloud hack was behind nude photo leaks
Elbow announce London and Manchester ‘theatre’ shows for 2015
Kanye West previews new song 'Awesome' in 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'...
CeeLo Green deletes Twitter account following rape comments
Jessie Ware reveals new song 'Want Your Feeling' – listen

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
05 Feb 2015 O2 Apollo Manchester

Elbow Tickets on sale from
09:00 on 05 Sep 2014

Buy Elbow Tickets

05 Feb 2015 O2 Apollo Manchester Manchester

Tickets not currently available.

Elbow Tickets on sale from
08:00 on 05 Sep 2014

06 Feb 2015 O2 Apollo Manchester

Elbow Tickets on sale from
09:00 on 05 Sep 2014

Buy Elbow Tickets

More Tickets

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today