Elvis Costello and the Attractions have now definitely confirmed that they'll be playing a special gig at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre on December 27.
Other bands appearing on the bill will be Rockpile, Selecter, Squeeze and UB40. Doors open at 5 pm and the first band will go on at 6 pm. Special late trains will be laid on after the show from the NEC to London and other major cities.
Tickets for the show priced £5.50 are available by postal application from Elvis Costello Box Office, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, telephone 021 780 2516, an SAE must be enclosed with each application. Tickets will also be available Birmingham Cyclops Sounds, Manchester Piccadilly Records, London Theatre Bookings, Leeds Cavendish Travel, Hanley Mike Lloyd Music, Oswestry Four Winds Travel.
Elvis Costello and the Attractions are also hotly rumoured to be starting a tour in the New Year including Edinburgh Playhouse March 9 and Glasgow Apollo March 10. At the time of Record Mirror going to press, no further dates were known.