Elvis Costello announces plans to bring his ‘Revolver Tour’ to the UK

Singer-songwriter also lines up limited live box set in conjunction with jaunt

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Elvis Costello has announced plans for a UK tour next spring.

The singer will bring his ‘Spectacular Spinning Songbook’ to his ‘Revolver’ jaunt of the UK and Ireland in May 2012, kicking off in Dublin on the 9 before wrapping up in Basingstoke on May 27.

The 13 dates will kick off with five tracks from Elvis Costello and his band The Imposters before members of the audience are invited to spin a huge wheel and select the next song.

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They will play:

Dublin Grand Canal Theatre (May 9)
Glasgow Clyde Theatre (11)
Manchester Apollo Theatre (12)
Liverpool Empire Theatre (13)
Birmingham Symphony Hall (15)
Brighton Centre (16)
Newcastle City Hall (18)
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (19)
Bournemouth BIC Centre (20)
Bristol Colston Hall (22)
London Royal Albert Hall (23)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (26)
Basingstoke Anvil (27)


A limited edition 3-disc live box set entitled ‘The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!!’, numbered and signed, will also be released on December 6.

Costello‘s original wheel tour took place in 1986, opening at the Los Angeles Beverly Theatre, before a three night residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Costello donated the original Spinning Songbook wheel to the Hartlepool Museum Of Showbusiness Machinery but the new one has been reconstructed from the original blueprints.

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