Doves and Elbow Tour the US

Torr Leonard sent in a link to Billboard about the upcoming co-headlining Doves and Elbow tour. The tour is still in planning stages but it will cover 10-dates across the US and is expected to start in June. I want to know if Elbow will ever do a headlining tour across America? So far they've opened for Goldfrapp and Pete Yorn and co-headlined a tour with South.


Mercury Music Prize Drama

Radio 1 announced the Mercury Music Prize nominations yesterday. They included, Basement Jaxx, Turin Breaks, Gorillaz, Super Furry Animals, Goldfrapp, Elbow, and Radiohead.

Then the Gorillaz refuse the nomination. Murdoc said, "Mercury Award? Sounds a bit heavy, man! You know - like carrying a dead albatross round your neck for eternity. No thanks man!"

And today the band's label, Parlophone, said that since they put the Gorillaz in the race, only they can pull them out.