The CHIC frontman and music industry executive have been given honorary professorships by the Manchester conservatoire.
Elbow’s Guy Garvey said: “This is a simple way of looking after the very roots of British music, and will result in some joyous shows when we can at last see each...
James are a Manchester indie pop band whose career has spanned more than 30 years and are best known for their classic single 'Sit Down'.
The influential duo have already been confirmed for Coachella, Primavera Sound, and Lovebox this year.
The follow-up to 2017's acclaimed 'Crooked Calypso', the new record is released through Virgin/EMI on 6 March.
Authorised by the band, the book has been written by Liam Newton and will be released through Rocket 88 on 12 February.
The shows kick off at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on 29 March and wrap up with two nights at London’s Eventim Apollo on 27 and 28 April.
Lost Souls, The Last Broadcast and Some Cities are out on 31 May.
'Out Of Our Heads' is the first of three new songs to appear on the album, which will also include ‘reimagined’ versions of the band's most celebrated tracks.
The influential alt-rock icon passed away in January after a battle with cancer.
Mark E Smith, The Fall's singer and founding member, has died in Manchester aged 60. The prolific Manchester band recently released their 32nd album
Ariana Grande's song 'One Last Time' featured strongly in London's New Year's Eve fireworks celebrations ringing in the New Year 2018
Manchester jazz/ electronic fusionists GoGo Penguin return with their second album for legendary jazz label Blue Note, A Humdrum Star
Ariana Grande has been made an honorary citizen of Manchester after her success in organising the Manchester One Love charity concert
Queens Of The Stone Age have announced their new single 'The Way You Used To Do', their new album 'Villains' plus UK and Ireland tour dates