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Frontman of Manchester band says he is struggling to remember new album lyrics

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Elbow frontman Guy Garvey has admitted he uses a teleprompter on stage to help him remember lyrics to the band's songs.

Garvey, who recently released new album 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything' alongside his bandmates, admitted needing help remembering the words to his songs during a recent interview with Absolute Radio DJ Geoff Lloyd.

In the interview, Garvey claimed that the dense nature of the lyrics makes remembering everything difficult but admits that he used to mock others who used similar tools in the past.

"There are still plenty of mistakes. I've still not learnt all my lyrics yet, I've got a teleprompt," said Garvey. "It has become a little bit of a habit; I used to mock older front men for having them. But now if I haven't got the teleprompter, I start panicking and I forget my words. Two and a half thousand words the last album was.''

Elbow embark on an eight-date arena tour following the album's release in April. They will play:

Birmingham LG Arena (April 5)
Glasgow The Hydro (6)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (8)
Manchester Phones 4 U Arena (9)
Leeds First Direct Arena (11)
Liverpool Echo Arena (12)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (14)
London The O2 (16)


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