ELBOW Reach # 1 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart
|elbow Releases 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything'|
March 11, 2014
|Meet the Artists Advancing from Last Night's THE VOICE|
March 05, 2014
Since releasing their sixth critically acclaimed full length 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything' last week, the Manchester five-piece has made an impressive Billboard Chart debut by entering at #1 on the Heatseekers Chart and reaching their highest ever Top 200 chart positioning in the U.S, entering at #109 and currently sitting at #83 in week two. Despite selling more than 2 million albums prior to this release, the band also reached #1 for the first time ever in their native United Kingdom last week.
'The Take Off and Landing of Everything' is now available on iTunes, Amazon (CD, Deluxe, Vinyl) Spotify, Google Play and in all good retail stores across North America.
The lead single from their current full-length album, is the powerful 'New York Morning', an ode to New York City, with lyrics partly inspired by chief lyricist and front-man Guy Garvey's time spent writing and "people watching" in Brooklyn and Manhattan. He recently told The Independent (UK) how a press conference that John Lennon held (before he left the UK for good) also motivated him to write the track, "Why wouldn't you go to New York?" Lennon enthusiastically asked the press. "Every nation on Earth is represented, all getting along - it's the modern Rome. Besides, they're nice to Yoko".
In response to the song, Yoko recently responded to the lyrical observation with a note to the band, thanking them, also noting "For John, he always wanted to come and live in this city, ever since he saw Bob Dylan on the famous album cover..." She finishes with a warm "Have a great time in New York. We loved it." The band will be performing in New York City to a sold out crowd at Webster Hall on May 16, and will be making numerous stops across North American the same month.
In other news, this past weekend the band were featured on the prestigious NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon, with a delightful interview with front-man Guy Garvey and bass player Pete Turner. Listen to the broadcast which features tracks from 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything' here.
"The songs on their sixth studio set unfurl languidly, in delicate slow motion. This is stately, gentlemanly music-the sound of aging gracefully." - FILTER Magazine
"It's that refusal to paint in a single shade that makes The Take Off... such a fully formed listen from front to back. Garvey and the other members of Elbow have always been craftsmen, focused more on finer details than immediate gratification." - PASTE Magazine
"Midlife crises have seldom been so beautifully documented than those on Elbow's sixth studio album." - PopMatters
"A work of faultless skill and assured sophistication, The Take Off and Landing of Everything positions Elbow as one of the most quietly ambitious and rewarding acts of our generation." - No Ripcord
'The Take Off and Landing of Everything' is available now on:
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
05/11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club - SOLD OUT
05/12 - Boston, MA - Royale Night Club - SOLD OUT
05/13 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
05/16 - New York, NY - Webster Hall - SOLD OUT
05/17 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall - SOLD OUT
05/19 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
05/20 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
05/23 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom - SOLD OUT
05/24 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom - SOLD OUT
05/25 - Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
05/27 - Oakland, CA - The Fox Theatre
05/28 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
For more details go to:www.elbow.co.uk