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.