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.
Elvis Costello will be performing SOLO across Europe this Autumn
including Paris, Vienna, Brussels, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Oslo and many more.
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.
After just one song the show was stopped by security after a fish slice in the VIP area was misplaced. Costello pleaded with the audience to “calm down a bit” as fans were dragged over security barriers to avoid spoiling their clothes against a tray of spilled Pimms.