Elvis Costello Set For 20-Date North American Run


Elvis Costello & The Imposters have just announced a 20-date North American trek, dubbed the "Hello Again" tour. The shows start off on October 13th in Memphis with a show at The Soundstage at Graceland, hitting JazzFest in New Orleans on October 16th before wrapping — as of now — on November 14th in Oakland, California.

According to the official announcement, "Costello & The Imposters will perform songs from the pages of his formidable songbook. 'Hello Again' will also see the first stage performances of songs from the future, as the band time-travel in all directions. The Imposters are: Steve Nieve — piano and organ, drummer Pete Thomas and bassist and vocalist Davey Faragher.

Elvis Costello told us that over the decades some of his classic tunes have become vastly improved in their live configurations: ["You find the essential core instruments that make the performance work in concert. This I discovered early on. The first five records that I recorded — five or six really — could all be performed and it would sound very close to the recording because that's who was playing on the record. The overdubs were minimal. The only missing aspect on the early Attractions records were the vocal harmonies that I did. Now with the Imposters, even just adding one voice singing the harmonic interval in the songs that were recorded originally by the Attractions makes them much brighter. The choruses speak in certain songs much better than they ever did before."] SOUNDCUE (:34 OC: . . . ever did before)


JUST ANNOUNCED: Elvis Costello & The Imposters tour dates (subject to change):

October 13 – Memphis, TN – The Soundstage at Graceland
October 16 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
October 19 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
October 20 – Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater
October 22 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center for the Arts
October 24 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
October 25, 26 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
October 28 – Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center
October 29 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall
October 30 – Brookville, NY – Tilles Center
November 2 – Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater
November 3 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
November 4 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino
November 6 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
November 7 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
November 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
November 11 – San Diego, CA – The Magnolia
November 13 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater
November  14 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

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