The Spectacular Return of 'The Spectacular Spinning Songbook'

Elvis Costello and The Imposters do it all again in 2013.

Following the success of his 2012 ‘Revolver’ UK tour, Elvis Costello
has decided to revolve again this year, wheeling his gigantic
vaudevillian contraption up and down the country for 16 highly
anticipated shows.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters play:

May
Fri 31st         BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Sat 1st          CARDIFF, St David’s Hall
Sun 2nd        BRISTOL, Colston Hall
Tue 4th         LONDON, Royal Albert Hall
Wed 5th        LONDON, Royal Albert Hall
Sat 8th         SHEFFIELD, City Hall
Sun 9th         BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Mon 10th       LIVERPOOL, Philharmonic
Wed 12th      GATESHEAD, The Sage
Thu 13th       BLACKPOOL, Opera House
Fri 14th         MANCHESTER, Apollo
Sun16th        EDINBURGH, Festival Theatre
Mon 17th       YORK, Barbican
Wed 19th       SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion
Thu 20th        BASINGSTOKE,The Anvil SOLD OUT
Sat 22 June    BRIGHTON, Brighton Centre

Tickets on sale now.
24hr ticket hotline:  0844 338 0000 Online: www.BookingsDirect.com
Edinburgh Festival Theatre Box Office: 0131 529 6000
Online Sales: www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Basingstoke The Anvil (Rescheduled Date) Box office phone: 01256 844244
Website: www.anvilarts.org.uk

Joined by The Imposters – keyboardist Steve Nieve, drummer Pete Thomas
and bassist Davey Faragher – The Spectacular Spinning Songbook spun an
acclaimed run of shows in 2012, selling out the Royal Albert Hall with
critics unanimous in their praise;

“A funny, boisterous, big-hearted musical-hall variety show 4*” - The
Times

“Showman Elvis spins his big hits 4*”-  The Telegraph

“They are all superb songs beautifully sung' and 'a three hour, 30-song
plus rollercoaster 4*” – The Guardian

“Breathtakingly personal 4*” – The Independent

“This gig was remarkable and Costello is the real master and commander
4*” – The Evening Standard

“After seeing him serve up nearly three hours of eclectic brilliance,
you feel that he must have another great album in him 4*”- Mail On
Sunday

“He remains our beloved entertainer” - Word

The ‘Spectacular Spinning Songbook’ was first seen in 1986 as part of
the ‘Costello Sings Again’ tour.  Since its return in the spring of
2011, the show has played to great acclaim from Reno, Nevada to
Amsterdam, taking in, ten shows in New York City, New Jersey and Long
Island, including three nights at the Beacon Theatre and one at the
United Palace, Washington Heights.

"The Revolver Tour’ has visited Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia and
Boston, making two visits to the Bay Area and played a return engagement
at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, following the two shows in April
2011, which were recorded for the recently released DVD and CD releases,
‘The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook’.

The shows during 2012 saw the show visit cities from Vancouver to
Jacksonville, Florida before a triumphant return to the U.K. and
Ireland, culminating with two acclaimed nights at the Royal Albert Hall.

Elvis Costello and The Imposters then made their first appearance in
Paris for over ten years at L'Olympia Theatre before travelling to
Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

The 2013 tour sees two more shows at both the Royal Albert Hall and at
Birmingham Symphony Hall, and return engagements in Liverpool,
Manchester, Brighton and Bristol.

The re-scheduled show at the Anvil theatre, Basingstoke joins an
itinerary of town and cities that will see the ‘Spectacular Spinning
Songbook’ for the first time. These include, Cardiff, Edinburgh,
Sheffield, Gateshead and Southend.