Elvis Costello’s ‘Spectacular Spinning Songbook’ Rolls On Into 2012
Some things are just too fun to stop-which seems to be the case with Elvis Costello & the Imposters with The “Spectacular Spinning Songbook” themed tour. Trouncing through several cities over the course of 2011, Spring 2012 brings the wheel of hits back out to (at least) 7 more lucky venues.
If you didn’t catch the review of the New York City show the band played at United Palace Theater October 1st 2011, it consists of the following: Elvis Costello on stage acting as almost a ringmaster at a circus, has a gigantic wheel to his left with slots containing names of songs that will be played if landed on when spun. The spinning of said wheel is done by a select few lucky fans who are brought up on stage (one of which in NYC being star of Showtime’s hit show “Weeds”, Mary Louise Parker). To the right of Mr. Costello is a “Go-Go Cage” which the spinners get to dance in. The brightly lit stage is filled out by The Imposters, which are Pete Thomas on drums, Davey Faragher on bass and Steve Nieve playing keyboards-a more than serviceable group of musicians to be in a band with Elvis Costello.
Below are the new dates that are announced, the Elvis Costello official site has links where you can buy tickets, except for the first two Vancouver and LA, which aren’t on sale until Friday.
4/10 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum
4/12 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre *NEW DATE
4/13 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall *NEW DATE
4/15 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre **NEW DATE
4/16 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys *NEW DATE
4/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
4/21 – Windsor, ON – Colosseum at Caesars Windsor ***NEW DATE
4/23 – Melbourne, FL – King Center
4/24 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
4/25 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4/27 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
4/29 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center