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.
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
SOURCE: Press release
- Last month, Elvis Costello took a very mature and cool view to 18-year-old pop artist Olivia Rodrigo lifting his 1978 classic “Pump It Up” for her new hit, “Brutal.”
- When pressed about it on Twitter, Costello — who’s nothing if not one of rock’s most astute musicologists — tweeted back: “This is fine by me, Billy. It’s how rock and roll works. You take the broken pieces of another thrill and make a brand new toy. That’s what I did. #subterreaneanhomesickblues #toomuchmonkeybusiness”
- Costello referenced Bob Dylan‘s 1965 groundbreaking track “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” which was based partly on the rhythm and cadence of hero Chuck Berry‘s 1957 favorite, “Too Much Monkey Business.”
DID YOU KNOW???
- 2020 saw Elvis Costello snag his second Grammy for his and the Imposters‘ 2018 album, Look Now, winning the award for Best Traditional Pop Album.
- Coming on September 10th is Elvis Costello‘s new Spanish version of his 1978 second album, This Year’s Model. Costello and producer Sebastian Krys enlisted new top Latin pop and Spanish vocalists to re-record the vocals against the Attractions‘ original backing tracks.
- Costello said in a statement: “This Year’s Model is about desire and how that relates to love, fashion and to the male gaze towards women and control, especially in political control over us all. I don’t think there’s anything that somebody in another language would not have encountered. . . What you respond to is the humanity, the pride, the sorrow, the celebration.”
CHECK IT OUT: Elvis Costello & The Imposters on August 5th, 2019 performing “Pump It Up” live at L.A.’s Greek Theatre: