New Musical Express, September 3, 1977

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A bunch of Stiffs — live!

Costello, Lowe, Dury, Wallis, Wreckless Eric in package

New Musical Express

Elvis Costello is one of five name attractions taking part in a Stiff Records package tour, which plays two dozen major dates around the country starting early nest month. It's going out under the banner of "Stiffs Greatest Stiffs Live Tour," and the full line-up at all gigs is:

Elvis Costello, who will be appearing with the Attractions.

Ian Dury, on stage for the first time since leaving the Kilburns and performing with his new band which comprises Davey Payne (sax), Norman Watt-Roy (bass), Charley Charles (drums) and Chaz Jankel (guitar).

Nick Lowe, on the road foe the first time as a soloist after finishing work as producer of the Feelgoods' new album Be Seeing You. He expects to be using a seven-piece backing band, including two drummers.

Wreckless Eric, who win be supported by Denise Roudette (bass), Ian Dury, (drums) and Davey Payne (sax).

Larry Wallis, ex-Pink Fairies and Motorhead, who is currently working on a solo album with the Hot Rods' rhythm section — though they won't be accompanying him on the tour.

Dates are High Wyncombe Town Hall (October 3), Bristol Exhibition Centre (6), Bath University (7), Loughborough University (8), Middlesbrough Town Hall (9), Liverpool Empire (11), Glasgow Apollo (13), Sheffield Polytechnic (14), Leeds University (15), Croydon Fairfield Hall (16), Norwich East Anglia University (18), Brighton Top Rank (19), Salford University (21), Leicester University (22), Rochdale Champness Hall (24), Birmingham Town Hall (25), Cardiff Top Rank (26), Wolverhampton Civic Hall (27), London Strand Lyceum, (28), Guildford Civic Hall (31), Aylesbury Friars (November 2), Colchester Essex University (3), Newcastle Polytechnic (4) and Lancaster University (5).

Tickets are on sale now at most venues including London Lyceum where admission is £2.50, Elsewhere prices range from £1.25 from £2.25. The Birmingham box-office opens on Saturday week (10) and at Croydon as September 15. The Glasgow gig is subject to a licence being granted (see separate story), as is the Cardiff date.

The five acts will each play a 20-minute set in rotating order. The opening night at High Wyncombe is been recorded and, thanks to a rush operation, the resulting live album will be available at all gigs from Bath onwards (October 7), priced £1.99.

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New Musical Express, September 3, 1977


NME previews the Stiff's Greatest Stiffs Live tour.


My Aim Is True is No. 19 on the album chart (page 2).


Includes advertisements for September 4, The Nashville, London, and September 10, Garden Party X, Crystal Palace Bowl, London.

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