Elvis Costello – “HAVE BAG. WILL SHAKE. HAVE WIG. WILL OUT.”

The Revolver Tour rolls out of Reno in less than a week and our mailbag has been full of enquiries as to how this show is going to work.

The simple answer is that members of the audience will be invited onto the stage to spin the newly constructed, “Spectacular Spinning Songbook” – an almost immense wheel of songs.

Elvis Costello and the Imposters will then play whatever comes up.

This is an entirely different way to shake the bag.

You will hear many of the songs on offer, whether they are hits, rarities or songs by other artistes.

While the curious among you will see a number of famous tunes spinning by, rehearsals have also yielded a number of songs that have rarely, if ever, been heard in concert. As the old song says, a splendid time is guaranteed for all.

We are not in a position to reveal the entire repertoire but can tell you that 34 songs will be named nightly among the forty banners that make up the Spectacular Spinning Songbook. Many of these will change from show to show.   More…