Elvis Costello has now finalised the schedule for his 30-date British tour immediately after Christmas, first news of which was announced in last week's issue.
The tour follows his seven-night stint at London's Dominion Theatre from December 18-24 and opens at the Brighton Top Rank on December 27. Elvis and the Attractions then play Portsmouth Guildhall 28, Bath Pavilion 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 12, Aberdeen Capitol 13, Dundee Caird Hall 14, Edinburgh Odeon 15, Carlisle Market Hall 16, Preston Guildhall 17, Sheffield City Hall 18, Stoke Victoria Hall 19, Leeds University 20, Coventry Theatre 21, Leicester De Montfort 22, Oldham Civic Hall 23, Taunton Odeon 25, Exeter University 26, Cardiff Sophia Gardens 27, Bristol Locarno 28, Southampton Guildhall 29.
Costello's third album will be released by Radar on January 5. Its official title is now Armed Forces and included with the first pressing of the album will be a three-track live EP containing "Alison." "Watching The Detectives" and "Accidents Will Happen" recorded at the Hollywood High School last June.
Support acts for the Dominion concerts and the entire tour are Richard Hell and John Cooper Clarke.