"Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year" (2020 UK tour)

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Postby Offshoreram » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:31 am

Ah, of course it's Graham Nash

Grew up in Salford although born in Blackpool

Must be Manchester?
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Postby sulky lad » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:57 am

With reference to walk softly, I thought about Tread Softly instead - there is a film from 1952 about a murder in a derelict theatre starring Frances Day which has a pretty awful review on line and also the line appears in a poem by W.B. Yeates (The Cloths Of Heaven) who we all know is a favourite of Elvis. Not quite sure if this is at all relevant but I can't think of any Hollies connection other than that and I'm not at all sure what the relevance of Wigan Pier is apart from the ongoing seaside references.
Anyway, if it's a Manchester ( Mudchester) concert at least I won't have any scallys singing along out of tune to Good Year For The Roses for a change ! :roll:

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Postby bronxapostle » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:29 am

Top balcony wrote:Wigan Pier - clear reference to 'seaside' aspects of the tour - :lol:

I thought photo was of George Harrison, but a Twitter-er suggests it's Graham Nash, echoing the earlier clue that a show will feature in Mudchester :(

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Cool Colin....guess Wigan just might get the "DRUGS DON'T WORK" snippet reinserted to his Elvis Presley HITS OF YESTERYEAR segment... :lol:


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Postby Top balcony » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:42 am

sulky lad wrote:Anyway, if it's a Manchester ( Mudchester) concert at least I won't have any scallys singing along out of tune to Good Year For The Roses for a change ! :roll:


...don't count those chickens, if he doesn't book up his ideas and announce a hometown show, I will have to lower my standards and visit The City of Perpetual Rain....

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:33 am

I can’t see him missing out Liverpool - unless his booker gets it wrong again and books Blackpool.
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Postby Top balcony » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:40 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:I can’t see him missing out Liverpool


Sad to say in recent years he seems to play either here or there, but not both - like Glasgow /Edinburgh I guess. Perhaps he feels he needs to repay after his cancellation of last year's Castlefields Bowl appearance?

I would be delighted to be wrong about this!

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Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

Postby Offshoreram » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:45 am

The Just Trust Thursday Clue
"Where's Me Shirt?" #justtrustuk2020

And the portrait of Ken Dodd by David Cobley from the National Portrait Gallery

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Liverpool, or is that too simple?
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Postby sulky lad » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:00 am

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Track 2 - B&C :wink:

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Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:03 am

It is either Liverpool or Dodd's Green...

Ken Dodd and "Green" for "Where's Me shirt?"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodd%27s_Green

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Postby Top balcony » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:25 am

" How ticked I am!"

Ate a jam butty from the Mines to celebrate, EC's first gig ever in Knotty Ash.

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Postby sulky lad » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:36 am

https://twitter.com/ElvisCostello/statu ... gr%5Etweet

Usher Hall, Edinburgh, no doubt - means a good chance to meet Spirit Of Curiosity, Cocktail Murderess, Kjell, Nicola and any other secret pervs for a rendezvous at that nightclub !!
How exciting this is to see so many UK venues coming up :D
- nothing for the Republic yet John ? Maybe when hell freezes over again :wink:

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Postby Cocktail Murderess » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:39 pm

Usher Hall, Edinburgh, no doubt - means a good chance to meet Spirit Of Curiosity, Cocktail Murderess, Kjell, Nicola and any other secret pervs for a rendezvous at that nightclub !!

....you loved every minute Sulky....... :twisted: :oops: :P :lol: [/quote]
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Postby sulky lad » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:56 pm

Cocktail Murderess wrote
....you loved every minute Sulky....... :twisted: :oops: :P :lol:

I'm just glad my bladder held out after the show !

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:57 am

Cocktail Murderess wrote:Usher Hall, Edinburgh, no doubt - means a good chance to meet Spirit Of Curiosity, Cocktail Murderess, Kjell, Nicola and any other secret pervs for a rendezvous at that nightclub !!

....you loved every minute Sulky....... :twisted: :oops: :P :lol:
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Sounds a lot wilder than the London Forum meet-ups!
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Postby bobbydriver » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:06 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:The #justtrustuk2020 Thursday clue is "You need wheels" and a picture of Raleigh "The all steel bicycle". As Raleigh bikes are based in Nottingham I guess that's that one sorted.

Cue the moans about the sound quality at Nottingham Arena... :lol:


Hmmm – I was hoping the “not the usual cities, but the ones down the road” might have meant Nottingham was swerved for once in favour of it’s less fashionable neighbour Derby. They did play Derby Assembly Rooms on the Trust tour after all.

Slight problem with that being the Assembly Rooms is currently mothballed after a fire in the plant room a few years ago, and the various council factions have been arguing ever since whether to refurbish or demolish & replace.

Ah well

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Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:17 am

bobbydriver wrote:
verbal gymnastics wrote:The #justtrustuk2020 Thursday clue is "You need wheels" and a picture of Raleigh "The all steel bicycle". As Raleigh bikes are based in Nottingham I guess that's that one sorted.


Hmmm – I was hoping the “not the usual cities, but the ones down the road” might have meant Nottingham was swerved for once in favour of it’s less fashionable neighbour Derby. They did play Derby Assembly Rooms on the Trust tour after all.


Maybe this is more cryptic than we think.

Whilst Raleigh is in Nottingham, you’ll need wheels to get to the one down the road ie Derby...
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Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

Postby sulky lad » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:50 am

I'm sort of hoping the cancelled gigs from last year will make an appearance so this Thursday a picture of the statue of Francis Drake ( for Plymouth) please and a seagull shitting on someone's head for Southend ( sorry Sheep !! :wink: ) , thanks Elvis !

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Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:30 am

sulky lad wrote:I'm sort of hoping the cancelled gigs from last year will make an appearance so this Thursday a picture of the statue of Francis Drake ( for Plymouth) please and a seagull shitting on someone's head for Southend ( sorry Sheep !! :wink: ) , thanks Elvis !

or he could show the video released on social media of a seagull eating a pigeon in Southend High Street

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Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:14 am

Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

Postby Neil. » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:59 am

Well, there's a McCallum Theatre in California. Or perhaps part of the tour will be solo - Napoleon Solo?

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Postby sulky lad » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:43 am

I thought I knew a song from my dim and distant childhood called "I Belong To Glasgae" (the spelling meant to represent a cod- Scots accent as per BBC speak) but I couldn't find a reference anywhere on t'internet. Don't know where this ties into the Men From Uncle ( unless Elvis plans to pay the whole of Get Happy! for me wherever I may turn up to see him) :wink:

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Postby sulky lad » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:45 am

PS Mettoy was founded in Northampton but is now based in Swansea - it's only made it more confusing !

PPS, David McCallum was born in Glasgow ( bingo and all praise to Wikipedia (sic)) :roll:

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Postby Top balcony » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:26 am

sulky lad wrote:I thought I knew a song from my dim and distant childhood called "I Belong To Glasgae" (the spelling meant to represent a cod- Scots accent as per BBC speak) but I couldn't find a reference anywhere on t'internet.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJwl9GLaUAU

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Re: "Plotting our return, early in the Leap Year"

Postby Man out of Time » Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:39 pm

So, based on Elvis' Twitter feed and the #justtrustUK2020 clues, I have this list of possible UK shows, to be announced in September 2019:

    Cardiff St David’s Hall or Millennium Centre
    Edinburgh Usher Hall
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall or Barrowlands?
    Liverpool Empire or Philharmonic Hall?
    London Hammersmith Apollo (date of 13 March 2020 has been mooted)
    Manchester Apollo?
    Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
    Oxford New Theatre
    Sunderland Empire


Any more? Given the tweet showing sticks of rock and mugs from Margate, Blackpool and Brighton, we might need to add those to the list too. Elvis played Blackpool Opera House in 2013 and the Brighton Dome in 2015.

We await confirmation of the dates and venues....

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