Elvis Costello will publish his autobiography in Autumn. Unfaithful Music And Disappearing Ink will be published by Viking, and was written wholly by Costello without the aid of a ghostwriter.


A statement by Viking said: “The memoir offers Costello’s unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best known songs and the hits of tomorrow. The book contains many stories and observations about his renowned co-writers and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations on the less appealing side of infamy.”


The book is Costello’s first memoir, and is described as “idiosyncratic” by Viking. Costello will also start a 21-date tour in May, with an appearance at Glastonbury rumoured to end the tour.

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Elvis Costello will play:

Salisbury Festival City Hall (May 30)
Birmingham Symphony Hall (31)
Brighton Dome (June 2)
Oxford New Theatre (3)
Southend Cliffs Pavilion (4)
Harrogate International Centre (6)
Llandudno Cymru Venue (7)
Gateshead Sage (9)
Manchester Bridgewater Hall (10)
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (11)
Carlisle Sands (13)
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (14)
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (15)
Stoke Victoria Hall (17)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (18)
Southampton O2 Guildhall (19)
Bristol Colston (21)
Leicester De Montfort Hall (22)
Plymouth Pavilion (24)
Cardiff St Davids Hall (25)
Basingstoke Anvil (26)