Elvis Costello in front of the Wheel of Elvis in 1986 (via)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters are back, and Costello will head out for two weeks of dates with The Spectacular Spinning Songbook:
For the first time in 25 years, Costello will let his set-list be chosen by "The Spectacular Spinning Songbook", a monumental game-show wheel that features 40 song-titles, including hits, rarities and very unexpected covers.Elvis Costello & The Imposters will play dates throughout May, kicking things off on 5/7 in Reno and ending with two shows at NYC's Beacon Theatre on 5/22 & 5/23. A presale (login of elvis and password of costello) is setup for all dates on the tour. NYC isn't listed there yet, but Chicago just went on sale. Update: The presale for all dates, including 5/18 at Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ, starts Tuesday at 10am. General sale begins Friday
Audience members will be invited onstage where they may spin "The Wheel" and then be offered a chance to enter the "Hostage to Fortune Go-Go Cage", while their selection is performed.
Alternatively, they may choose to take a seat in the on-stage "Society Lounge", where light refreshments will be served, during what promises to be a splendid and surprising evening.
All dates and some videos below...
Elvis Costello - Pump it up
Elvis Costello - I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea ( Live )
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS - 2011 TOUR DATES
5/7/11 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Theatre
5/8/11 Oakland, CA The Fox
5/9/11 Oakland, CA The Fox
5/11/11 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
5/13/11 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
5/15/11 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
5/18/11 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
5/19/11 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
5/20/11 Boston, MA Wang Theatre
5/22/11 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
5/23/11 New York, NY Beacon Theatre