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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 14:47

Tickets for Elbow’s second date at the Eden Sessions on July 15 go on general sale at 6pm tonight (Tuesday April 22) following a period of exclusivity for fans in Cornwall and Devon.

The Eden Project has also announced that Jimi Goodwin of Doves is to be the special guest for that night’s performance. A different support act will be announced for Elbow’s first night at Eden, which has already sold out.

Elbow are joined by Dizzee Rascal (June 21), Ellie Goulding (July 8 – sold out) and Pixies (July 9) on the bill for the 2014 Eden Sessions with ASUS Transformer Book. More acts will be announced soon.

Jimi Goodwin, bassist and vocalist for Doves, has just released his debut solo album Odludek and is currently touring with Elbow. Guy Garvey, lead singer of Elbow, co-wrote two of Odludek’s tracks with Jimi.

Jimi is no stranger to the Eden Sessions, having headlined with Doves on two previous occasions.

Rita Broe, Eden’s Marketing Director, said: “Our two Elbow dates have received a fantastic reception from our local audience so we’re very pleased to be able to offer tickets to the rest of the country now.

“Jimi Goodwin is the ideal guest for this night. His new solo album expands on that signature Doves sound and it will be great to have him back as a solo artist after two fantastic headline shows with the band.”

The Elbow shows follow the recent release of their sixth studio album The Take Off and Landing of Everything, which became their first ever UK number one album.

Their latest album follows 2011’s platinum-selling Build a Rocket Boys! and 2008’s triple-platinum Mercury Music Prize-winning The Seldom Seen Kid.

Following the use of their One Day Like This track during the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the BBC commissioned Elbow to compose the theme for their coverage of 2012’s London games. First Steps was recorded with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The band also performed at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics.

Elbow have been lavished with critical plaudits and awards, including a BRIT Award for Best British Group, the NME Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music and two Ivor Novello Awards, as well as being nominated for the Mercury Music Prize on three separate occasions, winning the award in 2008.

The band is fronted by Guy Garvey, who also hosts an acclaimed weekly radio show on BBC 6 Music. Other members are Mark Potter, Craig Potter, Richard Jupp and Pete Turner.

Elbow return to the Sessions after making their Eden debut in 2003.

The Eden Sessions enter their 13th year in 2014 following an acclaimed series of gigs in 2013 headlined by Jessie J, Sigur Ros, The xx, Kaiser Chiefs and Eddie Izzard.

Last year also saw the launch of Eden Sessions TV, a dedicated free-to-view online channel featuring regularly-updated videos of some of the gigs’ finest shows, including recently-uploaded footage from Muse’s legendary 2006 show (http://youtu.be/X0_yJ9VXu6U). The channel also live-streamed the second night of Jessie J’s sold-out double-header and has already had more than a million views since its launch.

Elbow requested that fans in Cornwall and Devon got the first opportunity to purchase tickets but they’re now available to everyone else.

Tickets to the second Elbow Eden Session cost £40 plus £5 booking fee and are on sale now.

To Eden Sessions tickets, go to www.edensessions.com or call the Eden box office on 01726 811972.