Elbow Play Hiro Ballroom Nov. 3

Elbow1_1Elbow‘s third album, Leaders of the Free World, has a good shot at the top spot of my 2005 year-end list — it’s far-and-away the best thing they’ve ever done. The band are coming over for some press days and have kindly worked in a show at the Hiro Ballroom on November 3.

Tickets are $17 and already on sale.

I’ve seen Elbow twice before and they are quite magnetic live performers, even with frontman Guy Garvey sitting on a stool for much of the show. Add to this the atmosphere of the Hiro (and not bad sound, either, if the Metric and Hot Chip shows I saw are any indication) and this is the makings for an excellent night.

Meanwhile, check out the inventive, expensive-looking video for the album’s first single, "Forget Myself." (Windows Media)


  1. Elbow & John Cale Playing NYC Shows

    Thursday, November 3 at 8:00 PM Elbow plus guests tba at Hiro Ballroom, New York City U.S.$17.00 Saturday, November 12 8:00 PM (7:00 PM doors) John Cale : Exclusive New York Engagement! at St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY U.S.$27.50 Thoughts…

  2. elbow's new album came out in the U.S. on the 27th, so it can be bought now, not an import.

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