“Elvis Costello’s wheel of fortunate songs makes for thrilling show”

Chicago Tribune: Bob Gendron: May 16th 2011

Add tacky game-show host to the list of Elvis Costello’s myriad guises. It’s just one of the roles he played Sunday at a nearly sold-out Chicago Theatre, where a giant revolving wheel and audience interaction guided a marathon 140-minute concert loaded with surprise and urgency. Costello debuted the “Spectacular Spinning Songbook” 25 years ago but hasn’t used the contraption since. Its return made for inspired entertainment and a welcome revisitation of several of the artist’s great albeit seldom-aired album tracks.  More…