How Elvis Costello Outlined His Future With 'Almost Blue'

Marking a trend that would become one of the defining hallmarks of his career, Costello decided to defy expectations and switch sonic gears for his next project. The result was an album comprised entirely of country covers named Almost Blue, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this month.

New Elvis Costello & The Imposters Dates Come This Fall Second Beacon Theatre Show Added By Popular Demand

Elvis Costello & The Imposters will return to the U.S. for twelve East Coast and Midwest shows this fall on the "Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers” tour. Second Beacon Theatre Show Added By Popular Demand.

Elvis Costello cancels his November 1st tour date at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, PA due to ongoing strike by the PSO

Elvis Costello has cancelled his November 1st tour date at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA because of an ongoing strike by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall is the Orchestra’s home venue.

Elvis Costello, Larkin Poe smolder at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Displaying warmth and gratitude every time he moved around the stage and bowed or smiled at the crowd, Costello managed the ideal balance between humor and pathos as he recalled his father’s career as a singer (“Ghost Train”) and reworked his poppiest hit, “Veronica,” so that its inherent melancholy seeped through the bouncing melody he created with Paul McCartney.

Elvis Costello's richly rewarding 'Detour' to Town Hall via Donald Trump

The enduring image of Elvis Costello following his triumphant Detour concert Saturday night (Oct. 1) at Town Hall was of the beloved entertainer holding up a guitar like a trophy, as if he’d just magically pulled it out of his hat, or if he had been playing piano, standing up in proud acknowledgement of his SRO crowd’s standing ovation, as if he’d just pulled his intact head out of a lion’s mouth.