Elvis Costello leaves his setlists to chance on May tour

Elvis Costello and his band the Imposters have announced plans to hit up the U.S. this May for a tour, during which his setlists will be determined by the spin of a game show-style wheel. // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Elvis Costello and his band the Imposters have announced plans to hit up the U.S. this May for a tour, during which his setlists will be determined by the spin of a game show-style wheel.

On the outing, dubbed "The Revolver Tour," Costello will haul out "The Spectacular Spinning Songbook," a huge game-show wheel marked with the titles of 40 songs, including a mix of rarities, hits and covers. Audience members will be selected to join Costello on the stage and spin the wheel, and will have a chance enter the "Hostage to Fortune Go-Go Cage" to hear the band perform the song.

"Alternatively, they may choose to take a seat in the on-stage 'Society Lounge,' where light refreshments will be served, during what promises to be a splendid and surprising evening," reads a statement announcing the tour.

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It's not the fist time Costello has undertaken such a tour -- he did the same thing during a 1986 tour.

The U.S. tour currently is scheduled to get underway May 7 in Reno, NV, and currently is set to run through a two-night stand May 22-23 in New York City.

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February 2011
27 - Seoul, South Korea - Sejong Centre

March 2011
2 - Tokyo, Japan - Orchard Hall
3 - Osaka, Japan - Sankei Hall Breeze
5 - Hong Kong - Hong Kong Cultural Centre
7 - Singapore - Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands

April 2011
5 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Credicard Hall (w/ the Imposters)
8 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Luna Park (w/ the Imposters)
10 - Santiago, Chile - Movistar (w/ the Imposters)
17 - Freemantle, Australia - West Coast Blues N Roots (w/ the Imposters)
19 - Sydney, Australia - State Theatre (w/ the Imposters)
21 - Melbourne, Australia - Palais Theatre (w/ the Imposters)
23 - Auckland, New Zealand - Grassroots Festial (w/ the Imposters)
25, 26 - Byron Bay, Australia - Bluesfest (w/ the Imposters)

May 2011
7 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Theatre (w/ the Imposters)
8, 9 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater (w/ the Imposters)
11 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern (w/ the Imposters)
15 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre (w/ the Imposters)
18 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre (w/ the Imposters)
19 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater (w/ the Imposters)
20 - Boston, MA - Wang Theater (w/ the Imposters)
22, 23 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre (w/ the Imposters)

June 2011
17 - Rochester, NY - Rochester Jazz Festival (w/ the Imposters)

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