September 12, 2011, Clearwater, FL - 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. This includes the performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday, September 17. A new date will be announced as soon as it is confirmed. Ticket holders are asked to please hold onto your tickets until a new date is announced. Tickets will be honored for the new date.
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.
The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater and is open Monday through Saturday, from noon to 6 pm. For more information, patrons may also call the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office at 727.791.7400 or log on to www.rutheckerdhall.com.
Designed by the prestigious Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Ruth Eckerd Hall is consistently ranked in the top 5 venues in the world with seats of 2,500 or less by industry trade publications and is known for its 2,180-seat, acoustically perfect auditorium. Artists from America and around the world, ranging from classical, rock, opera, Broadway, jazz, pop and more are included in the stellar lineup of more than 200 performances a year.
Ruth Eckerd Hall is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.