Elbow Loosening Up For US Tour, New Album

Manchester's somber rock outfit, Elbow, are getting ready for a fall US tour before they head into the studio to record their new album. The 14-date tour will kick off on September 3 in Washington, D.C., and continue across the country before wrapping in Seattle on September 21. According to Rolling Stone, the band will head into Parr Street Studios (where Coldplay knocked out A Rush of Blood to the Head) to work on their as-yet-untitled new release. Ben Hiller, who produced the band's Mercury Music Prize-nominated Asleep in the Back, will once again man the helm for new project, which is due next May on V2. Frontman Guy Garvey and company already have a number of the new songs written and ready to go, and will undoubtedly be testing them out in September. Check out the full tour itinerary.

Elbow tour dates:

09.03.02 - Washington, DC (9:30 Club)

09.04.02 - New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)

09.05.02 - Philadelphia, PA (Theater of Living Arts)

09.06.02 - Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)

09.08.02 - Detroit, MI (St. Andrews Hall)

09.09.02 - Chicago, IL (Metro/Smart Bar)

09.10.02 - Minneapolis, MN (Ascot Room at Quest Club)

09.12.02 - Lawrence, KS (The Bottleneck)

09.13.02 - Denver, CO (Bluebird Theater)

09.16.02 - San Diego, CA (The Casbah)

09.17.02 - Los Angeles, CA (El Rey Theater)

09.18.02 - San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall)

09.20.02 - Portland, OR (Berbati's Pan)

09.21.02 - Seattle, WA (Graceland)

Elbow Loosening Up For US Tour, New Album