The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) features the SEC Centre– five interconnected exhibition and meeting spaces, the iconic 3,000 seat SEC Armadillo and our most recent addition, The OVO Hydro – a 13,000 capacity concert, sporting and special events arena. With its infinite flexibility, the campus has gone from strength to strength and, with planned expansion and development, will continue to position Glasgow on the world stage.
Designed by world-renowned architects Foster + Partners, the SEC Armadillo is a Glasgow landmark with a unique style and practical, comfortable facilities for up to 3,000.
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elbow return in May 2024 with UK tour dates to accompany the release of their tenth studio album.
elbow’s first arena tour since 2018 marks a moment for the band to deliver the perfect show in celebration of that ten album career as lead singer Guy Garvey explains:
“We love the intimacy of theatres, but we have some very big songs and the electricity of 20,000 people singing along cannot be denied. So, the big rooms it is and big shows they will be. Can’t wait to see everybody again.”
The dates see elbow revisit the scenes of some of their greatest shows and also break new ground in Manchester, where they will be among the first artists to perform at the new Co-op Live, the largest indoor concert space in the UK. That night will add another landmark hometown moment to a history that includes shows at legendary venues from the Roadhouse and The Night And Day Café to multiple nights at the Manchester O2 Apollo and headline shows at the city’s AO Arena, Castlefield Bowl, and the Bridgewater Hall with the Hallé orchestra.
In contrast, their return to London’s The O2 will mark their fifth show at the iconic venue, following 2018’s sell-out, alongside returns to Brighton, Nottingham, Leeds, and Glasgow’s OVO Hydro.
The landmark release of a tenth studio album in March of 2024 for one of the UK’s most beloved bands underlines the importance of elbow to the story of contemporary British music. Having established a reputation for crafting timeless music and cemented their position as one of the country’s most respected bands with their fourth studio album, the multi-platinum certified ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, the band are now rightly regarded as one of the most influential acts of the last twenty years.
Their nine studio albums to date have seen elbow amass many awards, including a BRIT, a Mercury prize, and multiple Ivor Novello songwriting awards. After performing at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony the band were granted the freedom of their hometown of Bury.
The new album was written and recorded in their individual studios in Manchester and London and progressed with a period together in the Cotswolds. Production and mixing were finalised at their spiritual home of Blueprint Studios, Salford, central to all elbow albums.
We are launching Safetix on events with mobile ticketing. For more information on Safetix click here.
Your digital tickets are unique to you. They can’t be copied, stolen or used as a screenshot and are always stored in your online account, safe and secure, wherever you are.
Your mobile is now your ticket.
Delivering the best purchase experience, digital tickets removes the inconvenience of visiting the box office in person or making a call to book. Purchase via OVOhydro.com or sec.co.uk and your tickets will be delivered straight to your device, when available. Your tickets will be stored in your TM account and can be accessed via the TM mobile app.
No more worrying if tickets will arrive in the post or hoping you get them in time for that important gift. The stress of losing or forgetting your tickets will be replaced with the confidence of knowing that they are stored securely on your device and are available for you at any time.
Transfer tickets quickly and easily to all members of your party, giving you the freedom to plan your journey to the venue. No need for everyone to arrive together or wait for that friend who is held up.
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