Elbow Worshippers Flock To Melbourne’s Forum
Guy Garvey of Elbow, photo by Ros O'Gorman

Elbow Worshippers Flock To Melbourne’s Forum

by Paul Cashmere on October 30, 2014

in Live,News

Elbow don’t have fans, they have worshippers. Melbourne’s Forum Theatre was turned into the Church of Elbow on Wednesday night when the Manchester band performed to a mesmerized audience.

Elbow also have die-hard fans who follow them from town to town. Lead singer Guy Garvey named one of his followers who even followed him to the airport and questioned a change in setlist from one night to the next.

While the Elbow audience listen intently to every song and mouth every word Garvey comes across more as one of the blokes. There is no star aura surrounding him like the seriousness of Thom Yorke or celebrity status of Chris Martin yet Elbow. Elbow are the thinking person’s real UK band.

The show itself is 100% genuine. Instead of the string effects we have come to expect at a live show these day Elbow had two violinists.

The songs revolved mainly around the last three album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ (2008), ‘Build A Rocket Boys’ (2011) and ‘The Take Off and Landing of Everything’ (2014) but one track ‘Scattered Black and Whites’ from the debut album ‘Asleep In The Back’ from 2001 was also there. Nothing from ‘Cast of Thousands’ (2003) or ‘Leader of the Free World’ (2005) made the set.

Check out the Elbow photo gallery by Ros O’Gorman.

Elbow setlist Melbourne, Forum, October 29, 2014

Charge (The Take Off and Landing of Everything, 2014)
The Bones Of You (from The Seldom Seen Kid, 2008)
Fly Boy Blue/Lunette (The Take Off and Landing of Everything, 2014)
Real Life (Angel) (The Take Off and Landing of Everything, 2014)
The Night Will Always Win (from Build A Rocket Boys, 2011)
New York Morning (The Take Off and Landing of Everything, 2014)
The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver (from The Seldom Seen Kid, 2008)
Scattered Black And Whites (from Asleep At The Back, 2001)
Mirrorball (from The Seldom Seen Kid, 2008)
The Birds (from Build A Rocket Boys, 2011)
Grounds For Divorce (from The Seldom Seen Kid, 2008)
My Sad Captains (The Take Off and Landing of Everything, 2014)

Lippy Kids (from Build A Rocket Boys, 2011)
One Day Like This (from The Seldom Seen Kid, 2008)

Elbow are touring Australia and New Zealand for Live Nation.

Elbow dates

October 25 and 26, Sydney, Opera House
October 29, Melbourne, The Forum
October 30, Brisbane, The Tivoli

New Zealand
November 1 and 2, Auckland, The Powerstation

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