Elvis Costello’s Imposters are for Real: Tickets are starting at $25 for this awesome bill, also featuring Nick Lowe and Los Straightjackets. In this crazy era, that’s a damned bargain. Costello released his 32nd studio album last year, the quite brilliant The Boy Names If. The man has barely put a footy wrong throughout his stellar career, to be fair.
“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,” reads a press release. “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 Marisoul and JSWISS and concluded with a more than three hour finale performance with the full band line-up.”
Elvis Costello’s Imposters are for Real: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16 at the Greek Theatre.
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