"This is a simple way of looking after the very roots of British music, and will result in some powerful, joyous shows when we can at last see each other again. I'm very proud to be involved," says singer Guy Garvey.
Venue director, Jennifer Smithson, adds: "We are thrilled and honoured to have Elbow returning to Night & Day. Elbow have been friends of the venue for many years. We'd also like to thank Passport: Back To Our Roots and the other partner companies for pulling this together and helping grassroots venues like ours at this difficult and challenging time. This should be a very special show and has the potential to be something quite amazing."
"Like all artists worth their salt, we came up through smaller rooms and tiny stages, learning our craft as we went," says bassist and keyboardist Jeremy Pritchard. "So often these vital venues are run on a shoestring, but what they provide to their community socially and artistically is invaluable. The Back To Our Roots project is helping grassroots music venues back on their feet after these testing times. We wanted to come to Esquires as it's exactly the sort of gig we'd have done ten years ago, but actually never had the opportunity to. It's our pleasure to be involved."