The band head out on an extensive UK tour to support the release of 'Asleep In The Back'...

NME CARLING AWARDS stars ELBOW have announced details of a new single ‘RED’, a debut album and their biggest UK tour to date.

Elbow’s new album, ‘Asleep At The Back’ is released on May 7 via V2. ‘Red’ will precede it on April 23. The single will be backed by new tracks ‘Vum Garda’ and ‘About Time’, as well as acoustic versions of ‘The Crow’ and ‘Newborn’ across the formats.

To coincide with the release, the band will embark on a major UK tour, which calls at: Aberdeen Glow 303 (April 24)

Edinburgh Venue (25)

Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (26)

Newcastle Northumbria University (27)

Sheffield Leadmill (28)

Leeds Cockpit (30)

Leicester Princess Charlotte (May 1)

Stoke Sugarmill (2)

Liverpool University (4)

Dublin Music Centre (5)

Cardiff Club Ifor Bach (7)

Bristol Fleece & Firkin (8)

Exeter Cavern (9)

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (10)

Oxford Zodiac (12)

Brighton Pressure Point (13)

Bedford Esquires (14)

London ULU (16)

Northampton Roadmenders (17)

Wolverhampton Varsity (18)

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The band will also support the Manic Street Preachers at their Manchester Apollo shows on March 27-28.