To Decode New Album Title

Ahead of their April tour, Elbow mainman Guy Garvey has explained the curious title of their new album 'The Seldom Seen Kid' out March 2008.

“The album’s called The Seldom Seen Kid which is a reference to our friend Brian Clancy who died a couple of years ago. The Seldom Seen Kid is originally a character from a Damon Runyon book, and it was also one of my Dad’s mate’s nicknames in the ’70s when he worked in Manchester on the newspapers. We’ve chosen it as a title as it was way to reference Brian without being mournful about losing him, cos he was a great man, and a very funny man.”

The full details of their April tour are:

Fri 04 Glasgow, ABC
Sat 05 Newcastle, Academy
Sun 06 Leeds, Metropolitan University
Tue 08 Oxford, Academy
Wed 09 Bristol, Colston Hall
Thu 10 Birmingham, Academy
Sat 12 Sheffield, Octagon
Sun 13 Manchester, Academy
Mon 14 Nottingham, Rock City
Tue 15 London, Brixton Academy

Tickets are on sale now.

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