Elvis Costello & The Imposters

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Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Live Nation presents Elvis Costello & The Imposters say We're All Going On A Summer Holiday Tour with special guest Charlie Sexton

Opening act: Nick Lowe & Los Straigtjackets

Since returning to the road in the summer of 2021, in the guise of "Elvis Costello & The Layabouts", E.C. and The Imposters - Steve Nieve, Pete Thomas, Davey Faragher and augmented by Texas guitarist Charlie Sexton - have undertaken three tours in the United States and one in the U.K. and northern Europe. Most recently Costello played the highly acclaimed “100 Songs and More”, a ten-night engagement at the Gramercy Theater, NYC at which he played more than 230 original songs, repeating only three titles. The shows that began in solo performance went on to spring nightly surprises, involving everything from an ensemble including musical saw, fiddle and Uillean pipes to an eight-person Broadway vocal chorus led by M.D. Rob Mathes, duets with jazz bassist, Endea Owens and, from the halfway point, performing with Steve Nieve at the piano before adding two different horn sections, led by trumpet player and arranger, Michael Leonhart. The stand included guest vocal appearances by Rebecca Lovell, La Marisol and JSWISS and concluded with a more than three-hour finale performance with the full band line-up.

Since 2018, Costello has issued ten record releases: the most recent being, “The Songs of Bacharach & Costello,” a 4-CD, 2-LP box-set celebrating his nearly 30-year songwriting collaboration with Burt Bacharach. It was named Best New Reissue by Pitchfork. The Grammy Award-winning Elvis Costello and The Imposters album "Look Now" of 2018 was followed by the companion E.P., "Purse" while a French language E.P., "La Face Du Pendule à Coucou" followed the album, "Hey Clockface" - recorded in Helsinki and, Paris. Together with co-producer, Sebastian Krys, Costello also completed work on "Spanish Model" - an adaptation of 1978's album "This Year's Model" with new vocals recorded in lyrical adaptation and translation with a cast of Latin music performers. In 2022, the latest Elvis Costello and The Imposters release, "The Boy Named If," was followed into the stores by "The Resurrection of Rust,” - the recording debut after fifty years of Rusty - the duo of Liverpool-based singer-songwriters, D.P. MacManus and Allan Mayes, accompanied by The Imposters for new recordings of their 1972 repertoire including two Nick Lowe compositions from his days in the band Brinsley Schwarz.

 

Date Jun 7
Start time 7:30pm

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