The bands will mark new album release with exclusive dates…

ELBOW have announced their first live dates since completing the recording of their new album.

The Manchester band release their third LP ’Leaders Of The Free World’ on September 5 and accompany this with two intimate dates.

The band play:

London Koko (Sep 6)

Manchester Ritz (8)

For ticket availability, [url=]go to NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.

Also as previously reported, the band will premier the DVD that accompanies the new album tomorrow (July 6) at the National Film Theatre in London.

To buy tickets – priced at £8.20, concessions £6.25 – contact the NFT Box Office on 0207 928 3232. Elbow fans will be able to get discount by quoting ’Leaders’ when making a booking.