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Elvis Costello at The Orpheum 2012

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 — 10:04am PDT
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Elvis Costello
Photo courtesy of Live Nation

Elvis Costello & The Impostors play the Orpheum in Vancouver April 10, 2012 at the Canadian debut of their Spinning Songbook Tour.

At each performance, select fans are invited on stage to spin the songbook wheel, creating a different set at each show. The gameshow-style songbook wheel contains over 40 hits, rarities, and a few surprise selections.

For a warm-up, you can visit Elvis Costello’s website to spin a digital songbook and hear pieces from his collection.

From Vancouver, the tour will head to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, LA, then over to Florida and North Carolina. Tickets are currently on sale through Live Nation for $34.50, $59.50, $79.50, and $99.00 (plus fees).

I also have a pair of tickets to give away to a reader. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win Elvis Costello tickets from @LiveNationWest & @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Tuesday, March 19, 2012 at 11:00am.

Update The winner is Deborah!

Current contests on


  1. Johanna D. says:

    Would love to see this!

  2. Katy says:

    Have loved Elvis since I first heard Radio, Radio, and have never seen him in concert. Pick me! Pick me!

  3. Grant Bowen says:

    Love to see Elvis in Vancouver! Maybe his beautiful wife will show up too? ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Aaron B. says:

    Sounds like fun!

  5. Matt says:

    When I went to see Levon Helm my girlfriend saw a guy and said “he must be really rich, look at his shoes,” and that guy was Elvis Costello. Clearly she needs to be educated about Elvis so I need these tickets!

  6. luc says:

    He’s the real Elvis!

  7. Sanaz says:

    Would love to win these tickets

  8. Would love to take my Mom for her birthday!

  9. This would be a cool prize to win!

  10. Jeannelle says:

    This would be awesome!

  11. Susan says:

    My husband and I would love to see this show!

  12. tania says:

    What a great night out!

  13. rino says:

    Sounds like a good time.

  14. Deidre says:

    I have been a huge fan of Costello since Imperial Bedroom!

  15. Julia says:

    I would love take my mom to this concert – she is a big big fan of Elvis Costello!

  16. Vince says:

    This would be a great concert – he’s an amazing performer!

  17. Marina says:

    This would be fun!

  18. Michael says:

    “Olivers Army” is a song that takes me back to my childhood every time I hear it. His early stuff in particular is wonderful.

  19. harjit says:

    What a fun event ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Grant says:

    I remember first seeing him on Saturday Night Live and thinking how strange he was. Little was I to know that that would be the beginning of being a huge fan to this very day.

  21. Mark says:

    I don’t want to go to Chelsea
    I do want to go to the Orpheum

    Thanks for the opportunity to win

  22. Greg Crossan says:

    My wife and I are big Fans, love to support awesome talent, especially those lucky enough to live in 604.

  23. Man, I’d love to see elvis again! He does a great show.

  24. Jason says:

    Pump it up! I would love to see this!!!!!

  25. Marga says:

    Gotta get me some tickets!

  26. CG says:

    A highly anticipated concert! Thanks for the opportunity to win a chance to see Elvis Costello LIVE!

  27. Vanessa says:

    HA! That sounds awesome!

  28. Safiq Maje says:

    My girlfriend is a big fan, she would love this.

  29. Rory says:

    Would love to see him.

  30. Stacey says:

    I would like to go!

  31. vicky says:

    >3 Elvis! would love to see him live ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Siobhan S. says:

    The North album got me through a rough patch in my twenties. I’d love to see him live! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. punkieblu says:

    I believe there is good everywhere you look, even in the darkest times you can find it. My lovely sister has just left her 25 year marriage, as she’s finding out one of her parents has been diagnosed with Alzheimers. She is not complaining, or feeling sorry for herself, no not at all, she is appreciative of the people in her life, and let’s us know how much we mean to her. Her heart is open and giving, and is full of love and kindness, not at all what you would expect from someone grieving such loss, and heartache. I am also going through my own darkest moments, yet I can see the good all around me, how lucky am I? I just wanted to pay it forward, and share the hope and pass on kindness, and whoever wins the tickets, enjoy fully, and keep passing on kindness, and joy! Good luck.

  34. Americo Oliveira says:

    That will be one great concert.

  35. Deborah says:

    This will be a great show!
    He’s great!

  36. Roxanne T says:

    Saw him up close and personal in Whistler a few years back. Would love an opportunity to do so again!

  37. Gladys says:

    I’d love to enter, thanks!

  38. Evan says:

    He’s a cool dude & great musician.

  39. winnie says:

    I haven’t been to many concerts; seeing Elvis Costello live will be great!

  40. Angus says:

    Armed Forces still holds up to the test of time
    Would love to hear anything from that live in concert

  41. Alice Irwin says:

    He is most coolio – I need to go see him

  42. Alice Irwin says:


  43. Lyn Winterbourne says:

    Elvis has brought us such interesting, quirky, moving music, from poignant love songs like My Funny Valentine and Alison, to alt-punk Pump it Up, and even a foray into country and western. Long may he continue doing that thing he does!

  44. Jenn S says:

    Would love to see this.

  45. Emily H says:

    I would absolutely love to go to this!!!

  46. Stotes says:

    Yes please!

  47. Lyn says:

    I love Elvis and Diane. Keep my fingers crossed!

  48. Mike says:

    He’s an amazing guitar picking guy who I loved to watch play
    and listen to.

  49. ADAM says:

    A concert to hear E C would be sooo cool. Winning would be more than great.

  50. Laura says:

    I would love to win, this would be a great show!

  51. Jan says:


  52. Andy says:

    Thanks for running such great contests.

  53. Chris C says:

    Good contest! I have never seen Elvis live.

  54. Summer says:

    Thanks! Happy Wednesday!

  55. Bobby says:

    Would love to see Elvis Costello live, a living legend for sure

  56. Michelle says:

    Can’t wait!

  57. Amy says:

    would love to go to this!

  58. Shawn says:

    He is awesome. Love love love him.

  59. Debbie F says:

    I would love to see Elvis

  60. Sigrid says:

    I want to win the tickets.

  61. Harj says:

    cool! would love to see him live.

  62. Michael T says:

    I would love to go. What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?

  63. Shelley says:

    I have been a huge fan of Elvis for over 35 years. I bought my first Elvis record when I was 11 years old. He is my absolute favorite!

  64. PP says:

    Fingers crossed

  65. Carol says:

    this would be excellent to win

  66. allyson says:

    Love to see him

  67. Rebecca says:

    Would really enjoy this.

  68. Julia says:

    Isn’t this the guy who had a small part in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery? Hehe I’m joking. Although, he did have a cameo appearance!

  69. Christie C says:

    Would love to see this.

  70. Dee B says:

    Would love to go.

  71. Bernadette says:


  72. donna chong says:

    would love a date nite with the hubby

  73. Tyler H says:

    Saw him once at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, and would love to see him again!

  74. Marianne says:

    He and Diana Krall make a good team!

  75. Tony says:

    Elvis is the King of America

  76. Tony says:

    Elvis has a Cruel Smile

  77. Anthony says:

    Elvis is the King of America.

  78. Tony says:

    Elvis is the King of America.

  79. matthew m says:

    One of those people I’ve always wanted to see.

  80. Jen LeGrand says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win tickets to see Elvis Costello!

  81. Elvis! The best I would love to catch him at the Orpheum..

  82. Sandy says:

    A spinning set list – what a great way to see him in concert for the first time, and with my sister for her birthday.

  83. richard w says:

    Love to take my girlfriend!!

  84. Stephanie S says:

    That woul dbe such a fun concert! Lots of dancing!

  85. Ingrid says:

    Wow, what great prize! And the Orpheum makes everything in it extra-special.

  86. Tracy says:

    I would love to go! Sounds like a great time!

  87. Alivia says:

    Still remember the first time I had ever heard Elvis Costello- at a beach bon fire on Pasadena Lake in Western Newfoundland. Great memory from a great summer vacation as a kid. ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. Julie says:

    I can never get enough live music!

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