Elbow fans are in for a treat as the band has announced dates as part of Forest Live, where acts perform in woodland settings around the country. As part of a summer concert series, the band will be performing on Sunday, June 25 at Sherwood Pines Forest, Near Mansfield and on Friday, July 7 at Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley.
Elbow's rise to fame over the past two decades has seen them become one of the most important bands in contemporary British music.
Since their debut album, 2001s 'Asleep At The Back' their stature has grown with subsequent releases such as 'Cast of Thousands', 'Leaders Of The Free World', 'The Seldom Seen Kid', 'Build A Rocket Boys' and 2014s 'The Take Off And Landing Of Everything' that debuted at the top of the U.K. charts.
Front man Guy Garvey's story-telling lyrics have honed their unique identity and sound to establish the band a passionate fan base and critical acclaim on their musical journey including two Ivor Novellos and a BRIT award for Best British Band.
Renowned for the intimacy of their live shows, stand-out gigs include Glastonbury Festival's sunset slot with a trio of sets on the Pyramid Stage, taking part in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games performing their classic track 'One Day Like This' and recreating their Mercury Prize winning album, 'The Seldom Seen Kid', with the BBC Concert Orchestra from the world famous Abbey Road Studio One. Elbow's seventh studio album 'Little Fictions' will be released on 3rd February.
Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England's forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife.
During Forest Live's 16-year history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.
Elbow will also perform on Thursday, June 15 at Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire; Saturday, June 17 at Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Saturday, June 24 at Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorkshire; Thursday, June 29 at Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk, and Friday, June 30 at Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
Tickets £41.50 (plus £4.65 booking fee) from 9am on Friday, January 20 by calling 0300 068 0400. Alternatively, buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music