New Musical Express, February 4, 1989

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Elvis Costello has announced details of his first tour for more than two years, following last week's news of his long-awaited new album.

Costello will be playing a total of 16 shows, including four consecutive Sunday nights at the London Palladium.

He will be performing solo at all shows, and special guest on the tour will be old cohort Nick Lowe. Elvis and Nick will play a few numbers together at the end of each concert.

The full itinerary reads London Palladium (May 7), Liverpool Royal Court (10 and 11), Manchester Apollo (Concert 1989-05-12 Manchester|12]]), London Palladium (14), Belfast Opera House (16 and 17), Dublin Stadium (19 and 20), London Palladium (21), Newcastle City Hall (24), Edinburgh Playhouse (25), Glasgow Pavilion (26), London Palladium (28), Cardiff St David's Hall (June 8) and Bristol Colston Hall (9).

Prices vary from venue to venue. but all tickets go on sale this Friday (February 3) from box offices and usual agents.

More details of Costello's new album Spike, released on Monday, have emerged. Some of the songs will be familiar to the audience of the Elvis and Confederates shows at the Royal Albert Hall two years ago.

The full track listing reads:

Side One: "This Town"; "Let Him Dangle"; "Deep Dark Truthful Mirror"; "Veronica"; "God's Comic"; "Chewing Gum"; "Tramp The Dirt Down."

Side Two: "Stalin Malone"; "Satellite"; "Pads, Paws & Claws"; "Baby Plays Around"; "Miss Macbeth"; "Any King's Shilling"; "Last Boat Leaving."

The cassette and compact disc versions contain a 15th track, "Coal Train Robbers."

The album was recorded in London, Dublin, New Orleans and Hollywood, and was produced by Costello together with T-Bone Burnett and Kevin Killen.

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New Musical Express, February 4, 1989

NME previews Spike and upcoming tour dates.

An quarter-page ad for Spike runs on page 33.


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