Everyman heroes continue to inspire...

Elbow's success is driven, in part, by an intense connection to their audience.

A band capable of quite stunning live performances, the band's current UK tour has contained more than its fair share of wonderful evenings.

Dropping past Manchester's gorgeous Apollo venue at the weekend, Elbow pulled out all the stops.

Clash photographer Danny Payne got up close, taking these engrossing shots from what will no doubt be viewed as one of the tour's real high points.

Check them out now.

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