Elvis Costello & Nick Lowe Teaming Up For Joint Summer Tour

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Elvis Costello & The Imposters have just booked a 23-city summer tour with Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets. The tour, which will also feature an opening set by the Imposters' supplemental guitarist — and longtime Bob Dylan band member —  Charlie Sexton, kicks off on June 7th at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre and winds down on July 14th in Philadelphia at The Met Philadelphia.

Not too long ago, Elvis Costello told us how he goes about creating his nightly setlists: ["We're playing just everything I feel like playing. There's a pretty broad scope to things — some nights we play a lot of very well-known songs, some nights we don't play any, because that's the mood that I'm in, and I feel that's what we need to do."] SOUNDCUE (:11 OC: . . . need to do)

We asked Nick Lowe — a man often regarded as a "songwriter's songwriter" — if when he's stumbled upon a melody, it stays with him until it can be crafted into a song: ["That is pretty much how it is, yes. Occasionally I'll regret not having a little Dictaphone, or something I could've hummed something into — because it will not come back, and I know that something's been good. But in general, if you get a germ of an idea, it will come back."] SOUNDCUE (:14 OC: . . . will come back)

JUST ANNOUNCED: Elvis Costello & The Imposters / Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets (subject to change):

June 7 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
June 9 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
June 10 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
June 11 – Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Casino Reno
June 13 – San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Theatre
June 14 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
June 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
June 17 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
June 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
June 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
June 21 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse Omaha
June 23 – Hammond, IN – The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
June 24 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
June 25 – Nashville, IN – Brown County Music Center
June 28 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
July 1 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood
July 2 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 5 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
July 6 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
July 8 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
July 9 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric
July 12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
July 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia