Elvis Costello is to follow his London Christmas shows with a full British tour in January.
With his third album Armed Forces scheduled for release on January 5, Elvis and the Attractions begin a 30-date British tour just after Christmas — their first UK foray since the This Year's Model tour last spring.
The tour begins on December 27 at the Brighton Top Rank following their seven night stint at the Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, London.
Support acts on both the Dominion gigs and the tour will be John Cooper Clarke and Richard Hell and the Voidoids.
As a special bonus to Costello fans, Radar have included free with the initial pressing a three-track EP recorded live at Hollywood High School during Elvis's third American tour last June. The tracks are "Alison," "Accidents Will Happen," and "Watching The Detectives."
Track listing for Armed Forces is: Side One: "Accidents Will Happen"; "Senior Service"; "Oliver's Army"; "Big Boys"; "Green Shirt"; "Party Girl." Side Two: "Goon Squad"; "Busy Bodies"; "Sunday's Best"; "Moods For Moderns"; "Chemistry Class"; "Two Little Hitlers."
Dates are Brighton Top Rank December 27, Portsmouth Guildhall 28, Bath Pavillion 29, Canterbury Odeon 30, Oxford New Theatre 31, Hemel Hempstead Pavilion January 2, Ipswich Gaumont 4, Birmingham Odeon 5, Derby Assembly Rooms 6, Liverpool Empire 7, Manchester Free Trade Hall 8, Bradford St Georges Hall 9, Newcastle City Hall 11, Glasgow Apollo Centre 12, Aberdeen Capitol 13, Dundee Caird Hall 14, Edinburgh Odeon 15, Carlisle Market Hall 16, Preston Guildhall 17, Sheffield City Hail 18, Stoke Victoria Hall 19, Leeds University 20, Coventry Theatre 21, Leicester De Montfort Hall 22, Oldham Civic Hall 23, Taunton Odeon 25, Exeter University 26, Cardiff Sophia Gardens 27, Bristol Locarno 28, Southampton Gaumont 29.