Elvis Costello and the Imposters announce West Coast tour dates
Elvis Costello's ballyhooed Spectacular Spinning Songbook Tour will make a run for the West Coast this spring, including a return to the Wiltern, along with dates in Seattle, Portland, Ore., San Diego and San Francisco, it was announced Monday.
Since the tour's launch in 2011, Costello has performed in more than 30 cities across the U.S., with a heavy measure of critical success.
Despite Costello's dust-up with Amazon over the high price of his grandiose box set, The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook," reviews and concert footage of the show suggest that fans are more than happy to shell out the dough to see him in person. Could it be the interactive nature of the show?
At each performance, select fans are invited onstage to spin the Wheela fixture at Costello's shows back in the late '80shelping to create new sets at each performance. The Wheel is a rotating mix of hits, rarities and a few surprises. This tour marks its first appearance in 25 years.
Tickets for the San Francisco date go on sale Friday. Tickets for the shows in Seattle, Portland, Ore. and San Diego go on sale Saturday. An additional show in Windsor, Canada, goes on sale Jan. 21. Check out the full list of tour dates below.
2012 Spectacular Spinning Songbook Tour Dates:
April 10 - Vancouver, CanadaOrpheum Theatre
April 12 - Seattle - Paramount Theatre
April 13Portland, Ore. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
April 15San Francisco - Warfield Theatre
April 16San Diego - Humphreys
April 17Los Angeles - The Wiltern
April 21Windsor, CanadaColosseum at Caesars Windsor
April 23 - Melbourne, Fla.King Center
April 24 - Clearwater, Fla. Ruth Eckerd Hall
April 25Hollywood, Fla.Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
April 27Jacksonville, Fla.Florida Theatre
April 29Durham, N.C.Durham PAC