Elbow have announced a 2009 tour which will conclude with their biggest ever UK show.

The Mercury prize winners will take to the stage on the south coast, in the north-east and in Wales and Scotland before a massive concluding show at London's Wembley Arena in March.

The band's fourth album The Seldom Seen Kid won the 2008 Mercury Music Prize last month.

The north-west quintet had been second favourites to claim the prize behind the secretive dubstep producer Burial but took the prestigious award having been nominated for the second time.

"This is quite literally the best thing that's ever happened to us," said frontman Guy Garvey after the announcement.

"We'd like to dedicate this award to our friend Bryan Glancy, because he was one of the greatest men that ever lived."

Tickets for all dates for the 2009 tour - excepting Wembley, which is already on sale - are available from 09:00 GMT today, Tuesday November 4th, via www.gigsandtours.com or a 24-hour credit card hotline on 0871 2200 260.

Tickets are also available via individual box offices on the numbers below. Dates are as follows:


Elbow's 2009 UK tour dates are:February

Saturday 28th - Brighton Dome, 01273 709709

March

Sunday 1st - Southend Cliffs Pavilion, 01702 351135
Monday 2nd - Bournemouth Solent Hall, 0844 576 3000
Tuesday 3rd - Sheffield Academy, 0844 477 2000
Thursday 5th - Newcastle Academy, 0844 477 2000
Friday 6th - Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 08444 999 990
Saturday 7th - Blackpool Empress Ballroom, 0871 2200 260
Monday 9th - Llandudno Arena, 01492 872 000
Tuesday 10th - Bristol Colston Hall, 0117 922 3686
Wednesday 11th - Plymouth Pavilions, 0845 146 1460
Thursday 12th - Newport Centre, 01633 622 666
Saturday 14th - London, Wembley Arena, 0844 815 0815 / 020 7734 8932


04/11/2008 04:30:00