Blackpool Gazette, September 5, 2012

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Elvis back in town

Steve Canavan

Elvis Costello and The Imposters are returning to Blackpool next year.

Following the success of his recent Revolver UK tour, Elvis Costello has decided to revolve again next year, wheeling his gigantic vaudevillian contraption up and down the country for 15 highly anticipated shows.

They will be at Blackpool Opera House on Thursday, June 13 at 8pm and tickets from £37.50 to £42.50 (plus booking fees) go on sale from Friday at 10am from the Winter Gardens box office (0844 856 1111) and

They are also available from the 24hr ticket hotline: 0844 338 0000, online: and Joined by The Imposters – keyboardist Steve Nieve, drummer Pete Thomas and bassist Davey Faragher – The Spectacular Spinning Songbook spun an acclaimed run of shows this year, selling out the Royal Albert Hall with critics unanimous in their praise.

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 10 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.

2012 has seen the show visit cities from Vancouver to Jacksonville, Florida before a triumphant return to the UK 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 10 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 as well as debuts including Blackpool, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Gateshead and Southend.


Blackpool Gazette, September 5, 2012

Blackpool Gazette previews Elvis Costello with the Imposters, Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Opera House, Blackpool, England.


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