Elvis Costello is unfortunately unable to hit Hard Rock Live later this month for an installment of his Spectacular Spinning Songbook tour. Unfortunately, the magic song wheel and Price Is Right antics will have to wait until another time, which is probably going to be in 2012.
The show was scheduled for Sunday, September 18.
The reason given for the postponement is a serious one: an unnamed member of his family is unwell, and thus Costello's shows until September 24 are on hold. Read the full press release below, with special attention to refund/rescheduling information.
It is with regret and sorrow that Elvis Costello announces that he must delay the start of the next leg of "The Spectacular Spinning Songbook Tour" until the 24th of September in Atlanta. This is due to matters pertaining to the very serious illness of a close family member. All shows prior to the 24th will be postponed.
A spokesman for the tour stressed that Mr. Costello's wife and children were in excellent health but declined to elaborate further hoping that people would understand the desire and need for calm and privacy at this difficult time.
Ticket holders for the shows from September 15th through September 22nd should contact the venue box office or ticket broker for further details. It is hoped that all of these dates will be rescheduled as early as possible in 2012.
Elvis Costello & the Imposters 7 p.m. Sunday, September 18 at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood Tickets cost $45 to $85. Visit ticketmaster.com.
Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.