Bury chart-toppers Elbow have announced a massive homecoming show in Manchester next year.

The alternative rock band, which formed in the town in 1997, have announced an upcoming gig at Manchester’s Co-op Live arena on Tuesday, May 14.

The show coincides with the release of the of their yet-to-be-titled tenth studio album, and forms part of the band’s first tour since 2018.

The band will also appear in Brighton, London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds and Nottingham. Co-op presale tickets go on sale at 10am today, Wednesday, October 25 followed by a general sale beginning at 10am on Friday, October 27.

Lead singer Guy Garvey said: “We love the intimacy of theatres, but we have some very big songs and the electricity of 20,000 people singing along cannot be denied. So, the big rooms it is and big shows they will be. Can’t wait to see everybody again.”

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Opening in April 2024, Co-op Live will be a 23,500 capacity arena in East Manchester that promises to host the world’s greatest concerts and gigs.

Bury Times: The new Co-op Live arena will open in April 2024The new Co-op Live arena will open in April 2024 (Image: Co-op Live)

The stadium has been designed with a ‘smart bowl’ interior and Co-op says the inside of the venue will feature no corporate branding to ensure’ both the fan and artist can fully immerse themselves in the show.

The 23,500-capacity venue is currently under construction on Manchester’s Etihad Campus. The project is a joint venture between Oak View Group and City Football Group, alongside private investor Harry Styles who has been instrumental in the design, offering personal insight having visited major venues and arenas worldwide.

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“I am incredibly happy to be partnering with OVG on their plans for Co-op Live,” Styles revealed in 2020. “Manchester is an incredible city filled with incredible people and I couldn’t be happier to be involved in this project. It very much feels like coming home.”

The fan experience will be further heightened by 32 bars, restaurants, and lounges, including a locally sourced and sustainable food and drink offering.