“You can get on your high horse imagining that you’re influencing events by standing on stage and singing songs. But if you don’t sing what you feel, then what are you doing? Are you just providing a mild distraction while we tumble along toward the rotating knives?”
Elvis Costello will be performing SOLO across Europe this Autumn
including Paris, Vienna, Brussels, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Oslo and many more.
Elvis Costello collaborated with Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons),to create music for a treasure trove of long-lost lyrics handwritten by Bob Dylan in 1967 at the time he was creating the original Basement Tapes.
I am a successful rock and roll star who can’t take the pressures of this sleazy business any longer. My time is not my own. I can’t spend time with the people I like, it’s always touring, touring, touring, photo sessions, photo sessions, photo sessions, records, records, records. I’m going nuts. I’ve finally decided to run away and live the free life exploring my hidden talents under the big top. I know my manager will kill me if he learns my plans, but I don’t care. I just CAN’T TAKE IT!
Over two very different shows Elvis Costello pushed his ambitious boundaries even further, Steve Swift was witness to an artist who refuses to stand still.