Elvis Costello & The Imposters pump up ‘Imperial Gardens’ with familiar faves, intricate album cuts

Costello’s first appearance at Meijer Gardens since 2011 focused heavily on tracks from his 1982 classic “Imperial Bedroom,” but also unearthed some rare gems.

Elvis Costello travels back to the "Imperial Bedroom"

Elvis Costello brought his band The Imposters to the Riverside Theater Sunday night as part of the "Imperial Bedroom and Other Chambers" tour.

Elvis Costello and Imelda May at Wolf Trap

At a time when heritage artists have been distinguishing their tours with reverent presentations of their classic albums, playing them in strict order, one side and then the other, Elvis Costello has found a more flexible vehicle in a tour to celebrate his 1982 Imperial Bedroom.

Elvis Costello Celebrated an Uncertain Independence Day by Covering Paul Simon’s “American Tune

Elvis Costello’s Imposter alias has lain dormant since the dark days of Thatcherism, when he released the policitally charged singles “Pills and Soap” and “Peace in Our Time” under the musical nom de guerre.

“21st. Century Lupe-O-Tone: "American Tune" Available Now

“21st. Century Lupe-O-Tone: "American Tune" by The Imposter is available now from the digital vendor of your choice.”