Record Mirror, January 19, 1980

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Costello tour

John Shearlaw

Despite a legal battle with WEA Records over the release of his new single — which is being heard in court this week — Elvis Costello and the Attractions will be going ahead with a British tour.

The tour — in March — consists exclusively of towns where Costello has never previously appeared. And many of the venues have never been visited by rock bands before.

All gigs on the tour are stand-up halls.

West Renton Pavilion March 1, Margate Winter Gardens 2, Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall 3, Hastings Pier Pavilion 4, Lincoln Drill Hall 6, Peterborough Wirrina Stadium 7, Halifax Civic Hall 9, Matlock Pavilion 10, Shrewsbury Tiffany's 11, Merthyr Tydfil Tiffany's 13, Llanelli Glen Ballrooms 14, Aberystwyth Great Hail 16, Colwyn Bay Pier 17, Southport Floral Hall 18, Wakefield Tiffany's 19, Sunderland Mayfair 20, Lasswade Sports Centre 22, Dunfermline Kinema 23, Ayr Pavilion 24, Carlisle Market Hall 25, Stafford Stychfield Hall 27, Leamington Spa Pavilion 28, Swindon Oasis 29, Yeovil Johnson Hall 30, St Austell Riviera Lido 31.

Tickets for all concerts are priced at £3.00, and to keep the "local flavour" ticket outlets will only be advertised in local papers.

A lengthy court dispute now seems certain to surround the release of Elvis Costello's new single "Can't Stand Up For Falling Down" was originally scheduled for release on a new label known as Off Beat, formed by Andrew Lauder and Elvis' manager Jake Riviera after the collapse of Radar Records.

But although the single was played on Radio 1 last week (and a video shown on TV programme Tiswas) it has now dropped as WEA Records previously distributed Elvis' material though Radar, obtained an injunction to prevent the record from being released.

A High Court hearing to settle the issue was adjourned today (Tuesday) and should continue later this week.

Tags: 1980 UK tourThe AttractionsI Can't Stand Up For Falling DownF-BeatAndrew LauderJake RivieraRadarTiswasWEAStranger In The HouseGeorge JonesTammy WynetteNick LoweJohnny Cash

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Record Mirror, January 19, 1980

John Shearlaw reports on upcoming UK tour dates and the legal dispute over the single "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down."

Paula Yates reports on the legal issues between WEA and F-Beat.


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Elvis Costello

Paula Yates

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Elvis Costello's single "Can't Stand Up For Falling Down" (an old song) was supposed to be coming out on the Two Tone label but then they decided against it... after 100,000 records had been pressed, so they had to be disposed of. Elvis's record is now coming out on January 18 on his own label (with Jake Reviera) called Off Beat Records. Warners however feel that Elvis belongs to their label as they were financing Radar. Elvis disputed this, hence the injunction against his single and new LP. If Warners are successful in their case on Monday then the LP might not come out for anything up to a year.

But Elvis, brave to the end, is taking his mind off all these Perry Mason-like legal developments. Last year he recorded "Strangers In The House" with George Jones (the lucky ex-hubby of the sexy Tammy Wynette) in Nashville, and recently he recorded with Nick Lowe's father-in-law Johnny Cash in London a new George Jones' gospel song. George recently committed himself to a institution (to dry out among other things) so the six months that Johnny Cash took off his own career to assist his friend obviously didn't have quite their desired effect...

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