Various punters stand in for Guy Garvey as 'Elbow Karaoke' goes down a storm in Atlanta...

ELBOW replaced ill vocalist GUY GARVEY with fans at a show in ATLANTA earlier this week.

The group were considering cancelling the date at the Atlanta Cotton Club (March 13) because Garvey was suffering from a heavy cold.

However, word got around the city that the group were looking for a replacement for the evening, and a number of fans took up the challenge and joined them on stage for ‘Elbow Karaoke’ to perform their favourite song.

A bemused Garvey helped the volunteers with a lyric sheet and acoustic guitar.

Elbow have just announced more US tour dates, with Pete Yorn. The shows are are: Santa Ana Galaxy Theater (April 2)

San Diego 4th and B (4)

Las Vegas House Of Blues (5)

Salt Lake City Club X Scape (6)

Lawrence Granada Theater (8)

St. Louis Mississippi Nights (9)

Columbia Blue Note (10)

Minneapolis First Avenue (15)

Milwaukee The Rave (16)

Chicago Barrymore Theater (17)

South Bend Heartland (19)

Portland Crystal Ballroom (24)

Elbow return to the UK for festival appearances later this year.