Elvis Costello brings his Spectacular Spinning Songbook to the UK

Posted on 26 October 2011
By Jo Ching
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Elvis Costello brings his Spectacular Spinning Songbook to the UK and Ireland in May.

An overture of five uninterrupted rock and roll tunes announces Elvis Costello and the Imposters to the stage, after which members of the audience are invited to spin the gigantic vaudevillian contraption and select the next song.

This acclaimed show visits the Liverpool Empire on Sunday 13 May 2012. Tickets go on sale on Friday October 28th (Ambassador Theatrecard holders can purchase exclusive presale tickets from 9am Thursday 27 Oct).

Fortune may deliver such hits such as Oliver’s Army, Everyday I Write The Book and Watching The Detectives or land on a ‘Jackpot’ selection such as Time and Girl, demanding a sequence of songs, each containing these words.

Career highlights like Shipbuilding or God Give Me Strength can spin into view alongside hidden gems from the Costello songbook like Town Cryer or tunes by The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan’s This Wheel’s On Fire.

Bolder participants may shake a tailfeather in the Hostage-To-Fortune Go-Go Cage, while the more reserved can take a seat in the Society Lounge.

The Revolver Tour arrives following an acclaimed run US dates during the Spring and Summer of 2011. The tour was extended three times, due to popular demand, drawing over 10,000 attendees in New York City alone and received rave notices from coast to coast.