ROCK band Elbow were finally able to take to the stage in Brighton.

After two postponed shows in 2020, the four-piece were able to perform at the Brighton Centre on Saturday, September 18.

The band, which formed in Bury in 1997, consists of lead vocalist Guy Garvey, Craig Potter on keyboard, guitarist Mark Potter and Pete Turner on bass guitar.

Elbow have released eight studio albums. Earlier this month, they announced their ninth studio album Flying Dream 1, which will be released on November 19.

In a recent interview with NME, Guy Garvey said the new album was written remotely in their home studios in Manchester and London before they came together at an empty Theatre Royal in Brighton to “perfect, perform, and record” the songs.

“Hiring a 200-year-old theatre that has never in its history been closed for so long was something that could only be done under the circumstances - nice to turn it on its head in that way,” he said.

“Recording in a splendid generous space with no audience was something that throws an anchor in the times that the record was made in.”

Guy said writing together remotely was a “lifeline”.

“It’s bruised and wistful, nostalgic, and thankful. We’re so lucky that all our family and friends are safe. It’s about that love,” he said.

“When we finally got together, all that was to do was record the songs, honour them with amazing additional singers and players in a gorgeous space and catch up. It was beautiful.”

All eight of their albums have reached the top 15 of the British album charts, while seven of their singles placed in the top 40 of the British singles charts.

In 2018, the band won the Mercury Music Prize for their album The Seldom Seen Kid, and in 2009 they won the Brit Award for Best British Group.