Bournemouth Daily Echo, October 26, 2011

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Bournemouth Daily Echo

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Elvis Costello coming to the BIC — and you can select which song he plays!

Patrick Gough

Elvis Costello is on his way. One of Britain's finest singer songwriters has added a Bournemouth date in May next year to his forthcoming UK tour.

Tickets for his concert at the Bournemouth International Centre on Sunday, May 20 go on sale this Friday at 9am. They cost £42.50 and £36.50.

Elvis will bring the Revolver tour to the UK in May 2012.

Members of the audience will be invited to spin a gigantic, vaudevillian wheel and select the next song for Elvis Costello and The Imposters to play on stage.

Fortune may deliver hits such as "Oliver's Army," "Watching The Detectives" or land on a jackpot selection such as Time and Girl, demanding a sequence of songs, each containing these words.

Such career highlights as "Shipbuilding" can spin into view alongside hidden gems from the Costello songbook, such as "Town Cryer" or tunes by The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash and, of course, Bob Dylan's "This Wheel's On Fire."

Costello first found fame with the classic debut album My Aim Is True back in 1977 and has produced an astonishing series of starkly different but always creative albums.

Fans are often kept guessing about his next musical direction.

He can switch seemingly effortlessly from bile-spitting anger to sugar-sweet sentiment while rarely compromising on the quality of his output. Over the years he has recorded country, jazz, rock, classical and easy listening albums and worked with everyone from Bob Dylan and Neil Young to Burt Bacharach and The Count Basie Orchestra.

Elvis Costello's original wheel tour took place in 1986, opening at the Beverly Theatre, Los Angeles with Tom Waits as a guest MC and visiting New York, Paris, Stockholm, Rome, before playing for three nights at the Royal Albert Hall.

Costello donated the original Spinning Songbook wheel to the Hartlepool Museum of Showbusiness Machinery but this new spinning songbook has been reconstructed from the original blueprints.

Preceding the tour will be a limited edition, live box set called The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook that will be released on December 6.


Bournemouth Daily Echo, October 26, 2011

Patrick Gough previews Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Sunday, May 20, 2012, Bournemouth International Centre, Dorset, England.


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