Elvis Costello has announced more solo tour dates in the mid-west and mid-south U.S, & Canada. beginning June 9th, the first time since 1999 (when touring with keyboardist Steve Nieve) that he's headlined the area with such a stripped down setup. For the last several years, Costello has been playing about a month of solo dates in the U.S. a year, region by region. They are some of the most adventurous and lauded performances of his career -- the last run in November 2013 was called “remarkable” (Esquire) and "exhilarating" (American Songwriter) -- and they reflect the musician's astonishing breadth of material.
In Los Angeles in 2012, the OC Register called Costello's solo show "spellbinding" and said that Costello's set list "touched on cornerstone numbers and obscurities of his own, but...also dipped back to pre-Elvis, pre-Beatles, pre-the-other-Elvis and prewar tunes that illustrated his familial roots in the riches of both the Great American Songbook and England’s dance hall and music theater traditions."
In November, 2013, the DCist pointed out that "It’d be tough to name another songwriter who’s produced as much original material over the last 35 years, and it’s impossible to name another who mines his back catalog as equitably onstage. Most artists have only a handful of songs they’ll ever play from any particular album. With Elvis, any tune he’s ever released is fair game." The Washington Post wrote that “Costello showed that real rockers don’t need amplification or sound processors to rock out."
Elvis Costello - Solo June 2014 North American Tour Dates:
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Monday 9th St. Paul, MN - O’Shaughnessy
Tuesday 10th Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
Wednesday 11th Chicago, IL – Copernicus Center
Friday 13th Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater SOLD OUT
Saturday 14th Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Monday 16th Cleveland, OH – Palace
Tuesday 17th Louisville, KY – Palace
Thursday 19th Atlanta GA – Cobb Energy Centre
Friday 20th Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
Saturday 21st Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Tuesday 24th New York, NY - Carnegie Hall
Wednesday 25th New York, NY - Carnegie Hall
Friday 27th Wilmington, DE - Grand Opera House
Saturday 28th Concord, NH - Capitol Center For The Arts
Sunday 29th Montreal, QC - Montreal Jazz Festival