Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates

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Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:23 am

Surely Elvis will play a London date, I sort of hope its not the RAH again though.

Not sure where else he might go. Maybe a different show from the solo gigs.


Got my Weller tickets for Southend absolutely delighted. Just checked Elvis and there are loads of tickets left I may ask the Sheep family to buy them as an Xmas present.....

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Postby johnfoyle » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:15 am

Glasgow - block A, Row C - got.

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Postby krm » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:02 pm

Glasgow sorted!

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:12 pm

I've booked Brighton, Southampton and Basingstoke.

I really hope a London date is not at the Royal Albert Hall. I reckon it might be the Royal Festival Hall. The solo show for the Bluesfest was poor.

I might book some dates later depending upon what's on offer.

Usually I'd book a few more dates but the UK tour was disappointing.
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Postby Top balcony » Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:55 pm

Bought my Liverpool Phil yesterday from the venue +/- 11am. By then they had no double seats available centre stalls so me and Mrs Top Balcony are in the Circle - front row.
Nice lady in the box office advised me that the Phil's presale subscribers have first dabs on the majority of seats which are available prior to general release. After that they allocate tickets to agents ( eg Ticket******d) and can't sell these seats themselves even though they can tell they aren't sold by their "partners".

So two tickets - £85 cash on the nail (and hence no booking fee or postage charges) still seems steep for one man and his guitar army.

Can't wait

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:50 am

You're right about the prices - it's a lot for one man and an array of guitars (most of which won't get played).

I'm hoping these solo tours help him build up enough money for a full blown Imposters tour.
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Postby Bradwellboy » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:50 am

Just added Harrogate to Brighton, Oxford, Southend, Cambridge,Birmingham,Liverpool. I think that may be it. Birmingham with the wife but have to come back home same night as wife as work next morning so booked Harrogate for a weekend away.

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Postby MOJO » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:57 pm

You guys are lucky. The ticket prices are what you should pay and expect with such a legend. They will only go up as he gets older. The US "Detour" tour is out of my reach logistically. Total bummer. So, appreciate every show and moment and have FUN!

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Postby sulky lad » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:54 am

Bradwellboy, I should teach you how to record and we'd have the whole tour covered between us ( except your recordings would all have some loon shouting for My Three Sons ! ) :shock:

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Postby Bradwellboy » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:44 am

Sulky

Birmingham, Cork and Manchester three venues for My Three Sons that's enough.

I really want to hear My name is Eve but such a long title to shout.

Am working on a solution.......a big sign rolled out across a row

See you next June

PS Thanks god he announced the UK gigs when he did as I had started to look flights to the US

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Postby sulky lad » Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:32 pm

Bradwell boy, that's a road trip for the future !! I'd love to do that, unfortunately Mrs Sulky wouldnt :roll:
Just got a row B seat for Cardiff now for attempts for Bristol, Plymouth, Hanley and possibly one more :wink:

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Postby Top balcony » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:44 am

sulky lad wrote:... and possibly one more :wink:


Is that Liverpool calling?

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Postby sulky lad » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:55 am

Liverpool already sorted, 3 done another 4 to sort. Sadly no shows in conjunction with VG yet- I may have to detour to Southampton to rectify that !

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Postby Top balcony » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:13 am

great

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Postby FrankieJ » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:13 am

Has EC ever announced further dates to a tour weeks, or months, after the official announcement? I'm just wondering whether I'll have to considering having a few days off and getting a hotel somewhere in order to travel to a show or two. If this theory of this tour being away from the usual places he did last year is correct I won't have anything going on anywhere in my county or in London. 2015 is going to be an expensive year. I just wondered why he told the Royal Albert Hall he would "be back early next year". Did he mean it or was it just a polite way of saying goodnight.

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:41 am

sulky lad wrote:Liverpool already sorted, 3 done another 4 to sort. Sadly no shows in conjunction with VG yet- I may have to detour to Southampton to rectify that !


Great!

I might need to arrange work visits in the North to coincide with Elvis gigs.
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:49 am

FrankieJ wrote:Has EC ever announced further dates to a tour weeks, or months, after the official announcement? I'm just wondering whether I'll have to considering having a few days off and getting a hotel somewhere in order to travel to a show or two. If this theory of this tour being away from the usual places he did last year is correct I won't have anything going on anywhere in my county or in London. 2015 is going to be an expensive year. I just wondered why he told the Royal Albert Hall he would "be back early next year". Did he mean it or was it just a polite way of saying goodnight.


It's not too unusual for artists to announce a London date after other dates have been announced. Paul Weller has done the same as Elvis - he's booked a load of dates with no London ones included. That could change.

It could be a matter of finding an available date for the Albert Hall. If it's part of the main tour I'll give it a miss and pick a smaller theatre instead. If it's a one off earlier or later then I'll consider it. I'm not paying £65+ for a show as poor as the Bluesfest one. I'd rather pay £50 in a smaller venue with more chance of meeting him afterwards.
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Postby sulky lad » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:54 am

Mrs Sulky returned home after a sojourn in Birmingham ( to see Deacon Blue live :shock: ) and, having stayed later than first intended was obviously wracked by guilt and prototype bought me a seat for Plymouth, a mere 13 miles, away on row B no less . I'd rather be lucky than handsome though as VG said, a choice would be nice :wink:

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:38 pm

sulky lad wrote:Mrs Sulky returned home after a sojourn in Birmingham...and having stayed later than first intended was obviously wracked by guilt and prototype bought me a seat for Plymouth, a mere 13 miles, away on row B no less.


Uh oh! Using the unscientific formula I've devised, if she's spent £50 on a ticket for you, that means she has spent £500 on herself or on something for the house that, shall we say, is not entirely to your taste...
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Postby sulky lad » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:34 am

:lol:
Little does she know I've just bagged myself a front row seat for Birmingham which has been covered up by the fact that I'm really working and unavailable for Christmas shopping ! I'll make it up to her by allowing her to come to Birmingham with me to see the children. :wink:

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Postby JONPD » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:14 pm

What's on in Cardiff this year from what would have been a local paper for Chalkie Davies.

http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/l ... xt_summer/

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Re: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:30 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:I've booked Brighton, Southampton and Basingstoke.

...

I might book some dates later depending upon what's on offer.


On offer was a front row centre ticket courtesy of Nicola76 so that's been added.

At least that's one show a week in June. Not quite like the month of Sundays in 1989 at the London Palladium though.
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Postby sulky lad » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:20 pm

Front row with Nicola where ???

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Re: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:07 pm

:oops:

I'm off to Newcastle.

I've never been to the Sage so I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: Elvis Costello 2015 Detour - UK Dates

Postby Goon Squad » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:26 am

verbal gymnastics wrote::oops:

I'm off to Newcastle.

I've never been to the Sage so I'm looking forward to it.


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