Elvis Costello closes marathon Imperial Bedroom tour at PPAC

630WPRO: Doug MacGunnigle: July 26th 2017

Elvis Costello ended his “Imperial Bedroom and Other Chambers” Tour with a marathon 32 song, 2 and a half hour set at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night.

The tour, based around the 1982 “Imperial Bedroom” album, also featured material from throughout Costello’s career; almost everything from his 1977 debut My Aim Is True, to his work with Burt Bacharach in the late 90’s, to unreleased tracks from his planned musical “A Face in the Crowd” was represented.

Costello’s backing band, The Imposters, consists of Steve Nieve on keyboards and Pete Thomas on drums from the Attractions, as well as bass player Davey Faragher, who also contributed backing vocals along with Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee.