ELVIS Costello will bring his Spectacular Spinning Songbook to York a month later than first announced.

The Press excitedly reported on July 9 that Elvis would be in the Barbican building on May 17 next year. “Hold your horses,” said marketing and PR executive Brittany Sutherland, on reading the story.

In a nutshell, the date hadn’t yet been confirmed with the Barbican; Elvis’s management had jumped the gun in announcing next year’s tour. We’ll keep you posted, Brittany promised.

Oh well, accidents will happen, as Elvis once sang – and may well sing again, depending on where the dial stops on his gigantic vaudevillian contraption on the newly confirmed date of June 17.

Costello is to stage a revolution once more following this year’s Revolver tour of Britain. In each show, the next song in three-hour set list for Elvis and his band The Imposters will be decided by the spinning of a wheel with myriad song titles displayed on it.

The Spectacular Spinning Songbook was first seen in 1986 on his Costello Sings Again tour. The revived show debuted in the United States last year, where two April performances at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, were recorded for DVD and CD release as The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook.

Costello last played the Barbican in November 1994 with The Attraction, whose keyboard player, Steve Nieve, and drummer, Pete Thomas, will be joined in The Imposters line-up for next year’s concert tour by bassist Davey Faragher.

Tickets will go on sale at £37.50 to £42.50 today at 9am on 0844 338 0000 or online at bookingsdirect.com and at 10am at the Barbican, 0844 854 2757 or yorkbarbican.co.uk