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29 October 2012, 13:21 | Updated: 16 August 2013, 14:57
Guy Garvey says Elbow's upcoming UK arena tour will be the last we hear from them for a while.
He's told The Sun that they're going to head off to do other things after the dates - which he describes as a "farewell party".
However it isn't the end - he added that they've got six or so songs written, which they will return to next year.
Garvey is having 2013 off to work on the music for a new stage musical adaptation of King Kong that's being put on in Australia.
The band play a massive homecoming show at the Manchester Arena on December 1 and then The 02 Arena in London on December 2.
The full Elbow tour dates:
Nov 26 - Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
Nov 27 - Wembley Arena, London
Nov 28 - National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Nov 29 - Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool
Dec 1 - Manchester Arena, Manchester
Dec 2 - O2 arena, London