Elvis UK Tour 2013

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Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Man out of Time » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:37 pm

In an interview with BBC Radio Oxford prior to his Cornbury Festival appearance with The Imposters, Elvis announced that he will be touring the UK again next year (2013) and that dates will be announced next week.

This is consistent with the most recent announcement from the box office at the Anvil Theatre in Basingstoke, where we was due to play last month.

http://www.elviscostellofans.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9456

No word on whether this will be a tour with the Imposters, or solo, or something else. My money would be on a return with The Imposters, since this format is working well at the moment, but it may depend on the availability of Davey, Pete and Steve.

Watch this space and the "Dance Card" page at Elvis Costello.com ....

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Wolverinefan » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:51 am

Thanks MOOT. Having seen Elvis twice with the Imposters now, I've realised that some of my favourite parts of the show are when the band goes off for a break and Elvis plays solo. I'd quite like to see him do some solo performances or maybe just lengthen the time he performs alone, as sometimes the noise of the band is over amplified and drowns out Elvis' voice.

It's good news that he's happy to keep touring - he's on amazing form right now.

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby History History » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:26 am

I hope Elvis sorts out his voice for a UK tour next year. Either he's pushing himself too hard or normal service will resume shortly.

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:02 pm

History History wrote:I hope Elvis sorts out his voice for a UK tour next year. Either he's pushing himself too hard or normal service will resume shortly.


History repeats the old conceits...

I hope the folk of Basingstoke (and their guests :wink: ) aren't cheated out of seeing the songbook.

It'll probably something we're not expecting!
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby History History » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:47 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:
History History wrote:I hope Elvis sorts out his voice for a UK tour next year. Either he's pushing himself too hard or normal service will resume shortly.


History repeats the old conceits...

I hope the folk of Basingstoke (and their guests :wink: ) aren't cheated out of seeing the songbook.

It'll probably something we're not expecting!


....the glib replies, the same defeats :lol:

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:00 am

You know me - keeping a finger on important issues! :lol:

Elvis - where are those dates...?
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby the_roofdog » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:09 am

I wish I could change my username to glib replies now.

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:45 am

John Martin posted through listserve that the Basingstoke date has been rescheduled for 20th June 2013.
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Man out of Time » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:58 am

Still nothing at Elviscostello.com dance card or on the venue website.

I did find this comment on the Anvil page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/AnvilArts

Someone asks whether the rescheduled date will be a Revolver show and gets this reply from Anvil Arts on 29 June:

"Yes it will be the Revolver tour which has a spinning wheel in it."

:D

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:29 pm

Excellent.

I can't think they'll only bring out the songbook for one show...
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby docinwestchester » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:34 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:Excellent.

I can't think they'll only bring out the songbook for one show...


How about some new songs on that wheel?

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby migdd » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:05 pm

docinwestchester wrote:
verbal gymnastics wrote:Excellent.

I can't think they'll only bring out the songbook for one show...


How about some new songs on that wheel?


How about some new songs. Period. :wink:

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby docinwestchester » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:10 pm

migdd wrote:
docinwestchester wrote:
verbal gymnastics wrote:Excellent.

I can't think they'll only bring out the songbook for one show...


How about some new songs on that wheel?


How about some new songs. Period. :wink:


Maybe Northern California will have some premieres?

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Brucebhoy » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:27 am

Bunch of UK dates for May/June next year are up on the fishal site. Sadly nothing in Scotland. :twisted: :evil: :cry:

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Postby johnfoyle » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:44 am

http://www.elviscostello.com/news/the-s ... gbook-/361


The Spectacular Return of 'The Spectacular Spinning Songbook'

Elvis Costello and The Imposters do it all again next year

Following the success of his recent ‘Revolver’ UK tour, Elvis Costello
has decided to revolve again next year, wheeling his gigantic
vaudevillian contraption up and down the country for 16 highly
anticipated shows.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters play:

May

Fri 31st BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall

June

Sat 1st CARDIFF, St David’s Hall
Sun 2nd BRISTOL, Colston Hall
Tue 4th LONDON, Royal Albert Hall
Wed 5th LONDON, Royal Albert Hall
Sat 8th SHEFFIELD, City Hall
Sun 9th BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Mon 10th LIVERPOOL, Philharmonic
Wed 12th GATESHEAD, The Sage
Thu 13th BLACKPOOL, Opera House
Fri 14th MANCHESTER, Apollo
Sun16th EDINBURGH, Festival Theatre
Mon 17th YORK, Barbican
Wed 19th SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion
Thu 20th BASINGSTOKE,The Anvil
Sat 22nd BRIGHTON, Brighton Centre


Tickets on sale Friday 7th September, 2012.
24hr ticket hotline: 0844 338 0000 Online: http://www.BookingsDirect.com
Edinburgh Festival Theatre Box Office: 0131 529 6000
Online Sales: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Basingstoke The Anvil (Rescheduled Date) Box office phone: 01256 844244
Website: http://www.anvilarts.org.uk

Joined by The Imposters – keyboardist Steve Nieve, drummer Pete Thomas
and bassist Davey Faragher – The Spectacular Spinning Songbook spun an
acclaimed run of shows this year, selling out the Royal Albert Hall with
critics unanimous in their praise;

“A funny, boisterous, big-hearted musical-hall variety show 4*” - The
Times

“Showman Elvis spins his big hits 4*”- The Telegraph

“They are all superb songs beautifully sung' and 'a three hour, 30-song
plus rollercoaster 4*” – The Guardian

“Breathtakingly personal 4*” – The Independent

“This gig was remarkable and Costello is the real master and commander
4*” – The Evening Standard

“After seeing him serve up nearly three hours of eclectic brilliance,
you feel that he must have another great album in him 4*”- Mail On
Sunday

“He remains our beloved entertainer” - Word

The ‘Spectacular Spinning Songbook’ was first seen in 1986 as part of
the ‘Costello Sings Again’ tour. Since its return in the spring of
2011, the show has played to great acclaim from Reno, Nevada to
Amsterdam, taking in, ten shows in New York City, New Jersey and Long
Island, including three nights at the Beacon Theatre and one at the
United Palace, Washington Heights.

"The Revolver Tour’ has visited Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia and
Boston, making two visits to the Bay Area and played a return engagement
at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, following the two shows in April
2011, which were recorded for the recently released DVD and CD releases,
‘The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook’.

The shows during 2012 have seen the show visit cities from Vancouver to
Jacksonville, Florida before a triumphant return to the U.K. and
Ireland, culminating with two acclaimed nights at the Royal Albert Hall.

Elvis Costello and The Imposters then made their first appearance in
Paris for over ten years at L'Olympia Theatre before travelling to
Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

The 2013 tour sees two more shows at both the Royal Albert Hall and at
Birmingham Symphony Hall, and return engagements in Liverpool,
Manchester, Brighton and Bristol.

The re-scheduled show at the Anvil theatre, Basingstoke joins an
itinerary of town and cities that will see the ‘Spectacular Spinning
Songbook’ for the first time. These include, Cardiff, Edinburgh,
Sheffield, Gateshead and Southend.

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Mikeh » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:52 am

I must remember to find out when the European Cup Final is on before I book this time!

Sulky, you will have to start saving up again! I presume you are going to them all!

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby the_roofdog » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:07 am

:shock: My bank manager's just topped himself.

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby so lacklustre » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:13 am

no doubt he'll have voice fatigue after 14 shows
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:58 am

THE CLIFFS PAVILION GET IN THERE.

and I have until September to save to get tickets.

I will try and get to one of the RAH shows as well.

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:58 am

the_roofdog wrote::shock: My bank manager's just topped himself.


Mine hasn't - I'm paying for his kids to go through university!
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:01 am

I've only just noticed - 2 separate nights at Birmingham Symphony Hall 8)

And fortunately for Mrs VG, our 10th wedding anniversary falls on the Manchester Apollo date, which I wouldn't go to for logistical reasons. Thanks Elv!
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:03 am

Brucebhoy wrote:Bunch of UK dates for May/June next year are up on the fishal site. Sadly nothing in Scotland. :twisted: :evil: :cry:


Has Edinburgh moved location then :? :lol:
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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby sulky lad » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:57 am

Mrs Sulky hasn't been told that this means we're now buying a caravan currently under 3 feet of water in Ottery St. Mary when we sell our house in Brum and using to equity from the sale for 16 tickets !!! It's going to be a nightmare trying to swing this one - but I'll try. I may have to ask for a sofa or two from assorted forum members !! Perhaps that nice Mr Cameron will offer me MARS !!

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Top balcony » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:47 pm

I've every confidence in your powers of persuasion...

Not sure who this "nice" Mr Cameron is though...

My suggestion that the Liverpool / Manchester / Sheffield shows has myself and Mrs Balcony sorted for each other's next birthday, Christmas and Easter gifts has been greeted with a comment which I took to indicate that our couch would not available for you since I would be using it!

Going through the penny jar as we speak.

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Re: Elvis UK Tour 2013

Postby Paul B » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:54 pm

Any more knowledgable people than me here know which of these dates are standing venues - despite advancing years I still like to mosh it down the front.


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