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Elvis Costello and the Imposters announce West Coast tour dates

January 9, 2012 | 12:54 pm

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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 Wheel -- a fixture at Costello's shows back in the late '80s -- helping 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, Canada -- Orpheum Theatre
April 12 -– Seattle -– Paramount Theatre
April 13 -- Portland, Ore.  -- Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
April 15 -- San Francisco -– Warfield Theatre
April 16 -- San Diego -– Humphreys
April 17 -- Los Angeles -– The Wiltern
April 21 -- Windsor, Canada -- Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
April 23 -– Melbourne, Fla. -- King Center
April 24 -– Clearwater, Fla. --  Ruth Eckerd Hall
April 25 -- Hollywood, Fla. -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
April 27 -- Jacksonville, Fla. -- Florida Theatre
April 29 -- Durham, N.C. -- Durham PAC


Live review: Elvis Costello at the Wiltern Theatre 

Elvis Costello on price of new box set: 'Either a misprint or a satire' 

Elvis Costello resurrects 'Spinning Songbook' for 'The Revolver Tour' in May 

-- Nate Jackson

Photo: Elvis Costello performs at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles in May. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times