Due to Overwhelming Demand 3rd Port Chester Show Added!

Due to overwhelming demand a 3rd Elvis Costello & The Imposters’ show has been added at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on Sunday 03/11

Elvis Costello For Three Nights Only 

Elvis Costello & The Imposters have announced a three-night run of shows this March, kicking-off at Brooklyn Steel (3.7) followed by two-nights at The Capitol Theatre (3.8 & 3.9)

Elvis Costello New Single ‘You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way’ Out Now!

The one and only Elvis Costello releases a brand new song

‘You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way’, written especially for the new movie ‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’ (available now on Verve/Decca Records).

The Cohen Family presents Tower Of Song: A Memorial Tribute To Leonard Cohen

Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Feist, Philip Glass, K.D. Lang, The Lumineers’, Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, Damien Rice, Sting, Patrick Watson, Adam Cohen And Others To Mark Anniversary Of Icon’s Passing. Monday, November 6th 7:30 PM Bell Centre, Montreal

Elvis Costello: Solo - Hits & Headlines / Waifs & Strays: For the Benefit of The Musician Treatment Foundation

Elvis Costello has announced a solo concert to raise start-up funding for The Musician Treatment Foundation, a new Austin-based nonprofit aiming to create a future in which musicians from Austin and beyond can receive restorative treatment regardless of their ability to pay.

“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.”


We at Lupe-O-Tone are always looking for exciting new ways to bring music to you. From July 4th, the new mystery release by The Imposter will be available from the digital vendor of your choice.


I think it was William Shakespeare who once wrote, “You can check-out any time you like but you can never leave."

It was a great pleasure to fulfill our postponed engagement at the beautiful Heinz Hall and to have it so warmly received by our friends in Pittsburgh.

It was therefore distressing to read that anyone was disappointed by the sound balance, although it must be stated that the following writer was clearly in a very small, if vociferous, minority.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters Turn Greek Theatre Into An Imperial Bedroom

By popular demand, Elvis Costello & The Imposters bring their new show, “Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers” to the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles on the 4th of June, 2017.

‘Back On My Feet (Demo)’ - Exclusive First Play

We’re pleased to announce the first play of the demo for ‘Back On My Feet’. The song – a co-write between Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello – tells the story of a man down on his luck, but ending on a hopeful note: “Give me your hand, til I’m back on my feet”.

Subway Moon

Subway Moon is an on-going musical/video performing experience that combines the forces of professional jazz musicians and filmmakers with high-school music students from around the world. It is designed to be 1) a public performance series including jazz, poetry, and film; and 2) an educational and field-experiential program for students from a far-reaching compass of backgrounds.

Paul McCartney "Flowers In The Dirt"

The long awaited 10th release in the multiple-Grammy Award-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection is available now, March 24, 2017. Paul’s 1989 international #1 album, Flowers In The Dirt, will be the latest classic solo work from one of the world’s most revered catalogues to get the special treatment across a multi-format reissue released by MPL/Capitol/UMe.


Just read these words in your head and you'll know why no less a poet than Leonard Cohen said, "We are all as footnotes to Chuck Berry"

Tommy LiPuma

It was the afternoon of Valentine’s Day.

The phone was ringing.

I picked it up and said, “Hello”…

That exuberant reply of, “Hey, Man” was no cliché…

Tommy LiPuma was always and always will be hip.

Mose Allison

The songs of Mose Allison had already been running around my head in an
elegant and timely chorus for several days, when the news of his passing

Leon Russell

I had visited Village Recorders when Leon and Elton John were recording "The Union" and reminded him that we had met on one previous occasion, at a televised salute to Willie Nelson on which he had joined Willie and Ray Charles for a supernatural performance of Leon's great "Song For You", which Aretha Franklin or Donnie Hathaway had possessed until that evening.

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 Announces Preservation Hall Jazz Band will join him at Saenger Theater on October 15th

Elvis Costello has announced that the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will join him onstage for a portion of his set at the historic Saenger Theater in New Orleans for his October 15th "Detour" solo show.

Elvis Costello's Solo "Detour" Continues In October With More US Dates

After playing a series of overseas shows, Elvis Costello will continue his solo “Detour” tour in the US with 12 shows across the Midwest and South, including Austin City Limits Live in Austin, TX, and Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium.

Stars including Sting and Elvis Costello back song for global refugee crisis campaign

More than 175 world renowned artists including Sting, Robert Plant and Elvis Costello have joined forces to back a song that supports greater action to address the global refugee crisis.

Elvis Costello Announces Three New York City Concerts This Fall

Elvis Costello has revealed his plans for three New York City shows this fall: the debut NYC date of his “Detour” solo tour, Saturday, October 1, at the Town Hall, and two concerts billed as "Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers” on Sunday November 6 & Monday November 7 at the Beacon Theatre, the first full Elvis Costello and The Imposters dates in NYC since 2011.

Audra McDonald, Fellow Broadway Stars Release Benefit Song to Honor Orlando Victims

Audra McDonald joined her fellow Shuffle Along co-stars Brian Stoke Mitchell and Billy Porter, along with Lin Manuel Miranda, Kelli O'Hara, Michael Cerveris, Joel Grey, Carole King, Bernadette Peters, and scores and scores of fellow members of the Broadway community last week to record the beloved Burt Bacharach / Hal David classic "What the World Needs Now Is Love" for a new charitable initiative, Broadway for Orlando

Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Lionel Richie, Chic Feted At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Ceremony

This evening kicked off with Marcus Mumford inducting Elvis Costello (suitable because the two worked together on the recent New Basement Tapes album of Bob Dylan re-imaginings). “I’m going to do a quick bit of stand-up,” said before leading the house band into Costello’s “Pump It Up.”

Songwriters Hall of Fame: Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye and Tom Petty honoured.

The late Marvin Gaye, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Chip Taylor and Chic (Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards) were inducted into the Songwriters Hall in New York City on Thursday night

Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction: Elvis Costello Discusses Stories Behind His Music

A conversation with markedly self-aware, often irreverent Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Elvis Costello can launch into any number of tangents. For this songwriting-focused exchange, he goes deep into the conflict of loyalties that fueled hit “Oliver’s Army,” his time-tested writing process, and why the identity of the subject of “Alison” shall remain a mystery.

Elvis Costello Takes Another 'Detour'

Elvis Costello takes his acclaimed Detour solo show for another spin in May including 4 nights at the London Palladium May 10th-14th.


I don’t usually like to reveal what goes on behind the green door but my current predicament demands that I am frank about this for those who care to read on…

Elvis Costello Solo "Detour" US Dates Set for Spring 2016

Elvis Costello has announced west coast US solo “Detour” dates for spring 2016. Costello’s solo dates over the last several years are lauded by critics and fans, called “unforgettable” and “The best showcase of [Elvis’] talent to date.”

Sir George Martin

News of the passing of Sir George Martin could only ever be greeted by both sadness and the deepest gratitude.

George Martin produced the first 45rpm disc and long-playing records that I was given as a child. He produced the first E.P. for which I paid with my own pocket money. This is an experience that I know I probably share with thousands upon thousands, if not millions of listeners and admirers.

"Milo Lewis"

It is with deep sadness and the very fondest memories that we must report the passing of Milo Lewis.

Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet

I've loved the songs of Dan Hicks since I stumbled on "Where's The Money?" back in 1972.
That was one of Dan's early albums with The Hot Licks and like, "Striking It Rich" and "The Last Train To Hicksville" - filled with swinging music, sharp wit, dark humour and unique melodies like, "I Scare Myself".
He even offered an epitaph, way back when, with the song, "It's Not My Time To Go".
It never will be time.

"A Prince In Thin Disguise"

"I have been so lucky to spend even this little time with Allen Toussaint.

I’m grateful to Blue Rider for allowing me to present these amended excerpts from Chapter 28 of “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink” to tell some of this story.

Allen was unfailingly gracious, elegant and musically curious.

We last shared the stage at the Civic Center in New Orleans in February of this year. As always, he was thoughtful, bringing a late Mardi Gras gift for my wife and asking after the well-being of my sons and my mother, who he had once visited on a trip around Merseyside.

He signed off every note and phone call the same way; “Looking Forward”.

I will miss him very much."

Elvis Costello Has Created A Soundtrack Album To His Memoir That Will Include Hits, Favorites And Two Unreleased Tracks

Elvis Costello has compiled a 38-track, 2-CD set 'Unfaithful Music &
Soundtrack Album' as a companion to his memoir
'Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink', Out Now.

Review: Elvis Costello's 'Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink,' a Memoir

Mr. Costello’s book, “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink,” manages to be all these things, and a pint of Guinness and a bag of chips. It’s streaked with some of the best writing – funny, strange, spiteful, anguished – we’ve ever had from an important musician.

Elvis Costello has a new memoir, and it's even better than Bob Dylan and Keith Richards's books

In a world littered with uneven (and largely ghosted) celebrity memoirs, “Disappearing Ink” is a beautifully written revelation. Dare I blaspheme by declaring I liked it even more than the excellent memoirs produced by Bob Dylan and Keith Richards? Costello embraces the basic qualities of good storytelling: the use of detail, tension and humor. At 672 pages, “Disappearing Ink” is actually a breeze.

Elvis Costello's new memoir "Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink" will be published on Tuesday 13th October

The idiosyncratic memoir of a singular man, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink is destined to be a classic.

Elements Within Her: Here's the lineup for the all-female Elvis Costello tribute show at Johnny D's

Calling all Veronicas. Calling all Alisons. Calling all of everyone: A group of Boston musicians are coming together to pay tribute to the legendary Elvis Costello next month, and the lineup is an all-star squad of our city’s music scene.

Steely Dan Summer 2015 'Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour' With Special Guest Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Steely Dan’s 2015 “Rockabye Gollie Angel Tour” will extend into the summer with special guest Elvis Costello & The Imposters.

Elvis Costello Solo In Concert: 21 UK Solo Dates on 'Detour' Tour

Following the success of his solo shows last year, Elvis Costello announces a 21-date UK tour called ‘Detour’ in the early summer of 2015.

Jacket Art For Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink By Elvis Costello Revealed.

The long-awaited and greatly anticipated memoir by one of the music world’s most iconic and influential performers and songwriters, Elvis Costello, will publish in Fall 2015.

Four Performances From The One & Only Concert By The New Basement Tapes Now Available On Vevo

Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James & Marcus Mumford Banded Together For One Night In November at L.A.’s Ricardo Montalban Theatre.

Thirteen New Elvis Costello Solo North American Dates Begin March 1st 2015

Elvis Costello has announced thirteen new "Solo" North American tour dates, dubbed "Detour" which will travel through the Mid-West and Southern U.S., after commencing on March 1st in Boulder, Colorado and concludes in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on March 18th. Tickets On Sale Now!

Diana Krall: Defiantly pop and proud of it

If you pick up Diana Krall’s new album Wallflower, a good first play would be in the car late at night on a moonlit stretch of country highway.
That’s how I heard it for the first time and it was a great way to end a very long day.

MTT Leads The San Francisco Symphony In Performances Of Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale, With Elvis Costello As Narrator & Actor Malcolm McDowell As The Devil, January 16-18.

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) leads the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) in performances of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (The
Soldier’s Tale) with Elvis Costello as narrator and actor Malcolm
McDowell as the devil, January 16-18, 2015 at Davies Symphony Hall.

Elvis Costello's latest adventure: Satanic role with San Francisco Symphony

It's something new, even for Costello, the rocker whose collaborations are as numerous as they are unpredictable. His latest engagement -- narrating composer Igor Stravinsky's "L'Histoire du soldat" ("The Soldier's Tale"), about a Faustian bargain -- will pair him with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, members of the San Francisco Symphony and the distinguished British actor Malcolm McDowell.

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts The Soldier's Tale

Michael Tilson Thomas will conduct "The Soldier's Tale" with the San Francisco Symphony in January 2015 at the Davies Symphony Hall.

The New Basement Tapes - Lost on the River

The New Basement Tapes, the band name assumed by these five songwriters, each of whom took turns composing arrangements for Dylan’s lyrics, speaks more to the notion of reviving the spirit of those storied sessions in the present than adding to their legacy by resurrecting and completing these once abandoned songs.

Lost On The River Is Available Now

The new album, Lost On The River, from The New Basement Tapes is available now! Download now at all retailers, and deluxe packages are available from our store that include exclusive photo lithographs, fan posters, vinyl, and more.

Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes Set For November 2014 Release

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.

Boardwalk Empire Volume 3: Music From The HBO Original Series

Elvis Costello, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, Loudon Wainwright III,
David Johansen Among The Artists Featured On Boardwalk Empire Volume 3: Music From The HBO® Original Series, Out October 27 From ABKCO Records & iTunes.

Elvis Costello's "I Surrender Dear" now exclusively on Esquire.com

Elvis Costello is to join a stellar lineup of artists including Norah Jones, Regina Spektor and Loudon Wainwright III on the new Boardwalk Empire Soundtrack.

Elvis Costello Solo across Europe this Autumn

Elvis Costello will be performing Solo across Europe this Autumn
including Paris, Vienna, Brussels, Amsterdam, Dublin, Belfast, London and many more.

"Peace, Love, and Twang 2"

8th Annual Richard de Lone Special Housing Project Benefit
Bimbo’s, Sunday, October 5. Featuring Jim Lauderdale, Bill Kirchen, Dan Hicks, Carlene Carter, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Caroline de Lone, Kindred Maxwell and de Lone, and Special Guests

A New Supergroup

Buzz Aldrin, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Weird Al, and Aerosmith To Be Featured In The Simpsons Boutique Collection

Elvis Costello anything but ordinary

“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 - Solo North American Dates Begin June 9th

Elvis Costello solo tour dates in the mid-west and mid-south U.S. beginning June 9th, the first time since 1999 (when touring with keyboardist Steve Nieve) that he's headlined the area with such a stripped down setup.

"That's What We Do"

"I have the freedom in the solo show to tell the story anyway I want," Costello said. He might group together songs dealing with exile and travel and the performing life — a way-of-life experience he shares with his grandfather and father.

Elvis Costello Makes Carnegie Hall Debut June 24th & 25th

Elvis Costello will make his Carnegie Hall debut as a headliner with two solo shows dubbed "The Last Year Of My Youth” on Tuesday, June 24th and Wednesday, June 25th.

Elvis Costello won't play a fixed set list

When asked about any pre-show rituals, the singer cracked, “Other than the slaughtering of the goats, no.”

Roy Orbison's studio demo of 'The Comedians'

USA TODAY premieres a studio demo of The Comedians, penned by Costello. Orbison's son, Alex, describes it as "a beautiful song about forlorn, twisted abandonment" and "one of the best 'Orbison' songs that Roy did not write, if not the best."

Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes Set For Autumn 2014 Release

Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James & Marcus Mumford Gather In Capitol Studios With Producer & Project Creator T Bone Burnett To Write Music For Long-Lost Bob Dylan Lyrics From 1967 And Record Completed Songs For New Album.

Out Among The Stars, A Lost Johnny Cash Album

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of "Out Among The Stars" (Columbia/Legacy), a remarkable new album comprised of 12 recently discovered Johnny Cash studio recordings, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters Add Melbourne Show

Elvis Costello has added a Melbourne show at Hamer Hall on Thursday 17th April following a public outcry that a headline performance for the city was left off his upcoming Australian tour schedule.

Will Elvis Costello Bring Any 'Ghosts' to Caesars?

Elvis Costello brings ‘Ghosts’ and more from his unique catalogue to Atlantic City March 8.

Adelaide Date Cancelled

It is with regret that Chugg Entertainment today confirms that Elvis Costello & The Imposters' Adelaide date at the Thebarton Theatre on the Thursday 17th April, will no longer be going ahead. Less than anticipated ticket sales have unfortunately made it impossible to proceed.

RIP, Pete 1919 - 2014

You want to know why Pete Seeger is beaming? He was watching a rocking set from Wanda Jackson. So much for the old folk music versus rock and roll conflict.

Brooklyn Bowl's first strike: Elvis Costello & The Roots

Elvis Costello & The Roots will be the first act to play the rapidly developing Linq entertainment district.

Felicidades! La Santa Cecilia

La Santa Cecilia Win a Grammy!

Wise Up: Thought - Now Available Digitally & on 10" Vinyl

Elvis Costello & The Roots Premiere Lyric Video for ‘Walk Us Uptown- Antibalas Rework: Available For Viewing Exclusively on Esquire.com
Wise Up: Thought Now Available Digitally & on 10” Vinyl.

Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up: Thought

Elvis Costello and The Roots have announced the release of Wise Up:
Thought – Remixes and Reworks.

Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance

Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance, the first-ever documentary portrait of one of the greatest musicians and songwriters of our time. Mark Kidel’s film is currently playing on BBC's iPlayer until Sunday 17th November 2013.

Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance, BBC Four, review

"Mark Kidel’s film was a deftly constructed trip through a restless, shape-shifting career"

The Brodsky Quartet: Elvis Costello's 'Il Sogno' and other gems

We sincerely hope that in these three evenings of music we show what an amazing force the string quartet can be. Old, new, serious, humorous, enormously colourful and endlessly adaptable.' - Brodsky Quartet

Elvis Costello picks up honorary doctorate

Singer/songwriter Elvis Costello has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the oldest independent school of music in the U.S.

That's "Dr Costello" To You

Elvis Costello talks at New England Conservatory

27th Annual Bridge School Benefit Announcement

Live Nation is proud to announce the lineup and ticket information for the 27th annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts at Shoreline Amphitheatre. This year's concerts will take place on Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA.

Folk music rules at 'Inside Llewyn Davis' concert

When Justin Timberlake couldn't make Sunday's concert celebrating the music of the new Coen Brother's movie, "Inside Llewyn Davis," master of ceremonies John Goodman told the crowd Timberlake's understudy would perform instead.

Elvis Costello and the Roots, Wise Up Ghost, review

The Telegraph: Elvis Costello and the Roots have created a very cool, politically charged collaboration.

Elvis Costello and The Roots Present 'Wise Up Ghost'

Dousing us with a soundtrack supreme, The Roots and Elvis Costello have proven that timelessness outweighs relevance. We needed the wakeup call; they provided it and then some.

Elvis Costello & The Roots 'Wise Up Ghost' September 17th Release on Blue Note Records

Elvis Costello and The Roots have announced that a collaborative album entitled Wise Up Ghost will be exclusively released by Blue Note Records on Tuesday September 17th...

Track Review: Elvis Costello and the Roots, "Walk Us Uptown"

“Walk Us Uptown,” the first single from Costello’s full-length collaboration with The Roots, is possibly the funkiest thing he’s released to date.

Listen to Elvis Costello's Exclusive Song From 'Boardwalk Empire'

“Elvis is steeped in the music and lore of the twenties and his ‘It Had To Be You’ is a classic take on a classic song that has entertained audiences for decades and decades.

Elvis Costello's single with the Roots

"“Walk Us Uptown,” is a dark, mysterious minimalist funk jam"

Elvis Costello and The Imposters leave the Wheel behind for summer shows and play a host of European dates

Elvis Costello and The Imposters will drop the wheel off in Canterbury
and head back out on the road in July and August for a run of European shows.

Elvis Costello & The Roots

Premiere Single & Lyric Video for ‘Walk Us Uptown’ TODAY!
Available For Streaming & Viewing Exclusively via Pitchfork.com
Artists Also Unveil ‘Wise Up Ghost’ Album Art

"Singer Won't Work"

"So heading down to a neat Soho hotel for a couple of beers and a playback of Wise Up Ghost – an intriguing sounding collaboration between Elvis and The Roots"

Cambio de sala del concierto de Elvis Costello en Barcelona

El concierto de Elvis Costello and The Imposters del próximo 26 de julio pasa a celebrarse en la Sala Razzmatazz

"Offenbach Cancellation Announcement"

"Regretfully, we have to announce that tonight's concert by Elvis Costello and the Imposters at the Capitol in Offenbach has been cancelled due to a throat infection and doctors advice"

Elton John Cancels Hyde Park Due To IIlness But The Show Goes On!

AEG Live and The Royal Parks confirm Friday 12th July in Hyde Park to be Free! -
Existing ticket holders to get full refund -

Elton John, Ray Davies, Elvis Costello & More Announced For British Summer Time Concert At Hyde Park

The multi-million selling, incomparable Elton John is to lead star-studded line-up celebrating the best of British songwriting at the final Friday of Barclaycard's British Summer Time concerts at London's Hyde Park.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters Perform at Glastonbury Festival 2013

Elvis Costello & The Imposters will perform at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival on Saturday 29th June on The Pyramid Stage.

Napoleon's Farewell

So, as we bid a fond farewell for now to the Spectacular Spinning Songbook, we would like to send our thanks to all in attendance as we trampled in the footsteps of Arthur Askey, the Tiller Girls and Mr. Pastry around the lovely vaudeville houses and haunted concrete boxes of the land.

Elvis Costello for Derry

Elvis Costello makes his Derry debut this week, when he plays The Venue on Thursday (June 27). It's another highlight in their City Of Culture 2013 celebrations.

"I'm The Original Hottie"

The all-star recording of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a southern
gothic supernatural musical from co-conspirators Stephen King, John
Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett, is now available to buy at Amazon & iTunes

Mumford & Sons, Elvis Costello Cover 'The Ghost of Tom Joad' for Agit8

For their intimate cover, Costello and Mumford & Sons added a bit of Woody Guthrie's "Do Re Mi" to Springsteen's original.

In the Studio: Elvis Costello and the Roots Throw a Punk-Funk Party

"21st-century version of Watergate-era funk – Armed Forces by way of There's a Riot Goin' On"

The Spectacular Return of 'The Spectacular Spinning Songbook'

Third Royal Albert Hall date added June 6th
Also Plays Milton Keynes Theatre June 9th
Elvis Costello and The Imposters play 18 UK shows

Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello and Chuck Lorre adapting album for musical

One of television’s most successful sitcom writers is joining with Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello to create a musical based on the artists’ 1998 album “Painted From Memory.”

Stars turn out to pay tribute to Allen Toussaint and raise money for NOAAHH

Allen Toussaint celebrated his 75th birthday surrounded by an audience of fans and a stage full of singing stars on Tuesday night at Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre.

50/50 Vision

"The Official Hot 100 - Ask Me Tomorrow"

La Santa Cecilia Teams With Elvis Costello on 'Losing Game'

Los Angeles quartet La Santa Cecilia this week release their major label debut Treinta Días, a record that finds the former buskers teaming up with none other than Elvis Costello.

BBC Radio 4 Soul Music - Shipbuilding

The song from 1982 was written by Elvis Costello and Clive Langer for Robert Wyatt and has been recorded in several versions by Elvis Costello himself, Suede, June Tabor, Hue and Cry, Tamsin Archer and The Unthanks.

"Soon On Cinco"

You might not suspect from its lovely, breathy lead vocal and deceptively languid, vaguely bossa nova lilt that La Santa Cecilia's latest single, "El Hielo" is actually a fiery protest anthem.

Elvis Costello and The Who

"To put a punctuation mark on their set, Costello and the Imposters concluded by playing a version of the Who’s classic song “Substitute.”"

The Spectacular Return of 'The Spectacular Spinning Songbook'

Elvis Costello and The Imposters do it all again in 2013
Following the success of his 2012 ‘Revolver’ UK tour, Elvis Costello
has decided to revolve again this year, wheeling his gigantic
vaudevillian contraption up and down the country for 16 highly
anticipated shows.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters: Palais Theatre

Over two hours, the dazzling vaudeville approach,the random set-list device and Kelly the shagadelic go-go dancer had comprised an ingenuously fresh and often hilarious inroad to Costello's vast catalogue.

The Roots & Elvis Costello Team Up for Album in 2013

The Roots & Elvis Costello Team Up for Album in 2013
"It was really love at first sight," Questlove says of the project, to be followed by another Roots record "& Then You Shoot Your Cousin"

Elvis Costello & The Imposters - 2013 Australasian Tour

Australasia continues its lengthy love affair with Elvis Costello when the acclaimed singer-songwriter returns in January 2013.

Universal Music Enterprises Presents Elvis Costello's Music 'In Motion Pictures'

'In Motion Pictures' features the songs of Elvis Costello used in movies, originally brokered and now hand-picked, with the sometimes reluctant and defiant blessing of Mr. Costello, by the mysterious Tinsel Town insider known as Moon Conway.

Jetty: Unite & Rebuild: In Support Of The Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

In an effort to aid those suffering from Hurricane Sandy, Jetty have designed a relief t-shirt which will allow them to "Unite & Rebuild!" Profits from the sales of this custom, Jetty T-shirt will go to victims of the storm who are in direct need of assistance as well as the emergency response units who risked their lives to save others.

Stephen Colbert's Most Meaningful Musical Moments

Stephen Colbert loves music and loves to sing. That's why Fresh Air's Terry Gross asked him to bring a few songs that mean a lot to him and tell her why.

When you least expect it, fate stumbles in...

IN 2012, major rock 'n' roll tours are big business with every element organised in fine detail. That's not just behind the scenes.
With some bands it also includes the set lists, which might only vary slightly as the tour makes it way around the globe. And Elvis Costello is having none of that.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters Play Milwaukee (9/15) and Chicago's Riot Fest (9/16)

Elvis Costello & The Imposters have announced two September concerts, one at Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Pavilion on Saturday, September 15th and the second at Chicago’s “Riot Fest” on Sunday, September 16th.

"Quiet About It"

"Quiet About It", a newly recorded collection of the songs of Jesse Winchester is available now on iTunes.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters Play For The First Time In Korea And Return To Fuji Rock In Japan

Elvis Costello and the Imposters are to perform at South Korea’s Jisan Valley Rock Festival on Friday 27th July and Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival on Sunday 29th July and are scheduled to perform before Radiohead on each date:

Is It Worth It?

It takes a big song to fill an hour's programming dedicated to it but Shipbuilding – written by Elvis Costello and Clive Langer, and sung by Robert Wyatt– easily justified Is It Worth It? (Radio 2)

"Basingstoke Postponement Announcement"

Regretfully, we have to announce that tonight's Spectacular Spinning Songbook concert by Elvis Costello and the Imposters at the Anvil Theatre in Basingstoke has been postponed due to short term vocal fatigue and doctors advice.

Elvis Costello Reinvents The Wheel! 2012 'Revolver' Spring UK Tour

Elvis Costello will bring the ‘Spectacular Spinning Songbook’ to the UK and Ireland in May 2012. Opening on the 9th in Dublin, the tour concludes in Basingstoke on the 27th of May. Limited ticket availability at all venues.

Smashing all boundaries: The music of Elvis Costello

To some, Elvis Costello’s 35-year career may come off like a game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey. When the tail lands on the gut, he unleashes an angry anthem. Near the heart? Time for a ballad. On a hoof? Must be the cue for a ballet. Right on the rear? How boring.

The Revolver Tour - Where Spinning Equals Winning Every Time!

The master showman does it again. A spectacular music event where “on demand” takes on new meaning!

"Muchas Gracias, Marisol, Merci Beaucoup, Vanessa"

E.C. and the Imposters would like to thank Marisol of L.A. band, La Santa Cecilia for lending her wonderful voice to "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" during our return to The Wiltern Theatre with the "Spectacular Spinning Songbook".The show was also lit up by the appearance of our...

"The Spectacular Spinning Songbook - The Results"

Elvis Costello & The ImpostersAmsterdam, The Netherlands June 5th, 2012Overture - featuring the former Mother Superior of Our Lady of Perpetual Torment, Dixie De La FontaineI Hope You're Happy NowHeart Of The CityMystery DanceUncomplicatedRadio RadioThe Spectacular Spinning SongbookShipbuilding -...

Critic's pick: Elvis Costello and the Imposters, 'The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!!'

"Get a hold of it, Brian, and spin it and don't let the fact that these people's happiness in the next five minutes is completely in your hands. Spin that wheel!"

Elvis Costello & The Imposters Announce West Coast Dates on Spinning Songbook Tour

Elvis Costello & the Imposters today announce new West Coast dates for the unpredictable, uninhibited Spectacular Spinning Songbook tour in 2012

Elvis Costello & The Imposters: The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook!!! Live CD and DVD Available April 3rd

On April 3rd, 2012, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release thedeluxe edition of Elvis Costello & The Imposters: The Return Of TheSpectacular Spinning Songbook!!! The digipak includes a CD, DVD and 28page booklet filled with musings from Napoleon Dynamite (aka ElvisCostello), the emcee of The...

"I always dreamed of stepping into the boots of Albert Stubbins"

British pop artist Sir Peter Blake has taken inspiration from his most famous artwork – the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club album cover – to celebrate the British cultural figures he most admires as he marks his 80th birthday.

Chimes of Freedom - The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International

Amnesty is streaming all 76 tracks, including Elvis Costello's version of "License To Kill", on their Facebook page.

25 things to look forward to in 2012 - The Irish Times

The Irish Times - December 31, 2011
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Elvis Costello & The Imposters Bring the Spinning Songbook Back to LA

Elvis Costello is proud to announce the return of the “Spectacular

Spinning Songbook” to Los Angeles on the heels of 2 triumphant sold out

shows at LA's famed Wiltern Theatre last spring.

"Let's make things sparkling clear"

We at www.elviscostello.com find ourselves unable to recommend “The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook” as the price appears to be either a misprint or a satire.All our attempts to have this number revised have been fruitless so we are taking the following unusual step.If you want...

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A Pastoral Address From The Right Reverend Jimmy Quickly

Elvis Costello & the Imposters Reveal Plans for More Spinning Songbook in 2012

Elvis Costello and the Imposters today announce the first SpectacularSpinning Songbook dates of 2012 with shows in the SoutheastUS this April. Stay tuned for more Spinning Songbook dates coming soon.The tour hit more than 30 cities in 2011, garnering acclaim at everyturn –...

Six Guitars And A Hat: Elvis Costello Shines At The Vienna Konzerthaus

"For our German-speaking readers: Rave Notices For Vienna Concert Hall Show"

"The All These Strangers Tour"

"In his generous set – I counted 25 songs and it runs 25 minutes over – the highlights include an exquisite, stripped-down "Good Year for the Roses", sung like it belongs in a David Lynch/Wim Wenders film, a suitably vicious ("though it nearly took a miracle to get...

Al Kooper on "When Green Eyes Turn Blue"

Who knew when I was enjoying “Tiny Steps,” “Alison,” and “So Like Candy” that THAT guy could sing like THIS?

"Monster Went And Ate My Red 2"

 Elvis Costello sings "Monster Went And Ate My Red 2" with Sesame Street's Elmo and Cookie Monster. Episode "Baby Bear's Doll" which Airs on PBS Kids on Friday 21st October.   

'Sesame Street's' latest victim: Elvis Costello

Los Angeles Times: Todd Martens: 18th October, 2011It's never too early to get the young'uns comfortable with the idea that at some point between the ages of 15 and 20 a significant other will most likely instill in them a lesson in absolutely brutal heartbreak.So when some folks in The Times' office...

Exclusive performance of Elvis Costello's "Jimmie Standing in the Rain"

Exclusive performance of Elvis Costello's “Jimmie Standing in the Rain” now available on the T Bone Presents The Speaking Clock Revue album, which is the Amazon MP3 “Daily Deal” – Get it today for only $3.99!  In October 2010, T Bone Burnett organized an impressive...

The Last Revolution 2011

We cannot close here without tipping our hat to Hubert Sumlin who joined us at the Wellmont Theatre, Montclair for a run of songs that he first performed with Howlin’ Wolf.

The Last Revolution 2011

So, as we say farewell to the Spectacular Spinning Songbook for the year of 2011, we’d like to thank all of those who attended, span, swung the hammer and tripped the light fantastic…I would especially like to thank the Imposters both for their remarkable playing and for being sterling fellows,...

The Romance of Travel

It says much about how far we’ve traveled from those heady days of flying on Pan-Am, Braniff and Allegeny Airlines, that a curling iron or Alexander Graham Bell’s less attached cousin could be mistaken for a “suspicious object” and cause such a fright. The Imposters were on their...

"The Revolver Tour"

"The Revolver Tour" will resume this Saturday at Chastain Park, Atlanta before proceeding to the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville and the Murat Theatre, Indianapolis and beyond. Thanks go to our friends in Alabama and Florida for their understanding over the urgent need for the postponement of shows...

'Elmo's Super Heroes' comes to Times-Union Center'

Jacksonville.com: Tom Szarloeta: September 16th, 2011.Today’s issue of Jack was supposed to be all about Elvis Costello, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who was scheduled to appear at the Florida Theatre next week. But Costello had to postpone his show, leaving us scrambling for something to put...

Postponement Announcement

It is with regret and sorrow that Elvis Costello announces that he must delay the start of the next leg of "The Spectacular Spinning Songbook Tour" until the 24th of September in Atlanta. This is due to matters pertaining to the very serious illness of a close family member. All shows prior...

Elvis Costello & The Imposters Keep Songbook Spinning With Fall Tour Dates

Elvis Costello and the Imposters today answer the call of unanimouslycheering audiences and critics from coast to coast, announcing a furtherextension of the massively successful Spinning Songbook tour with astring of fall dates in the Eastern U.S., on sale now.Having begun as a brief two-week stint...

Spectacle: elvis costello with..... Season Two now showing on Sky Arts UK

Elvis Costello kicks off his new series of intimate interviews and performances with some of the biggest names in music by welcoming Bono and The Edge.In front of Costello’s live studio audience, the U2 vocalist and guitarist discuss the forming of their band. “We had no history of musicianship,”...

"Song of the Day"

Song of the Day: 'Sparkling Day,' Elvis CostelloThe Star-ledger: Jay Lustig: 22nd August, 2011You would have never predicted it during his angry-young-man days, but Elvis Costello should now be considered one of the greatest crooners of his generation. He doesn't often work in a lushly romantic style,...

Elvis Costello's original song 'Sparkling Day' will lead the soundtrack of Focus Features August 2011 release 'One Day'

Twenty years. Two people…To be released by Focus Features in theaters nationwide on Friday, August 19th, 2011, One Day stars Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe). Directed by Lone Scherfig (director of An Education, Academy Award-nominated for Best Picture),...

Soundtrack For "One Day", Features New Song From Elvis Costello

On August 16th, 2011, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) releases digitally the motion picture soundtrack for the new movie One Day, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. The soundtrack "One Day" features a brand new track written and composed exclusively for the movie by Elvis Costello;...

Elvis Costello's original song 'Sparkling Day' will lead the soundtrack of Focus Features August 2011 release 'One Day'

Based on the #1 international bestselling novel and starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, which is scored by Academy Award winner Rachel Portman. Twenty years. Two people…Directed by Lone Scherfig (director of An Education, Academy Award-nominated for Best Picture), the motion picture...

The Smartest Music Show On T.V

Current: Enrique Lopetegui: 3rd August, 2011.After a few seconds of a Hammond-driven version of U2’s “Mysterious Ways,” Elvis Costello puts his guitar down, grabs the microphone, and, while the band keeps playing the song, transforms himself into Spectacle’s master of ceremonies....

George Harrison Fund For UNICEF's Month Of Giving

George Harrison was an inspiration to many musicians across the world. In 1971, his friend Ravi Shankar asked him to help the children of Bangladesh.  George took action by hosting the  Concert for Bangladesh in support of UNICEF. Elvis Costello is proud to join the anniversary celebration...

A message to our friends in Richmond, VA.

"We share your regret and disappointment at the recent cancelations in your most excellent town but they were due to circumstances beyond the control of all concerned.  When the original show was postponed due to illness on 20th of July, it was rescheduled with surprising...

40th Anniversary Of The Concert For Bangladesh

Today Elvis Costello is proud to honor the legacy of George Harrison and the very first major music concert for a cause “The Concert for Bangladesh”. Join me in supporting the great work of the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF and their work with the children affected by the famine in Africa. 

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ. Announcement

Elvis Costello sincerely regrets that due to illness he must postpone his July 22nd Elvis Costello and the Imposters concert date at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Innsbrook Pavillion, Richmond, VA. Announcement

Elvis Costello sincerely regrets that due to illness he is postponing his July 20th Elvis Costello and the Imposters concert date at Innsbrook Pavilion in Richmond, VA.

Elvis Costello's Spectacular Spinning Songbook Rolls On Into July

Following boffo business at the box office, popular demand and press acclaim, Elvis Costello and the Imposters will be bringing the Spectacular Spinning Songbook to most of their dates during July. 7/16 Belk Theater-Charlotte, NC7/18 N. Charleston PAC-N. Charleston, SC7/19 Wolfe Auditorium-Asheville,...

Elvis Costello & The Imposters Keep Songbook Spinning With New Fall Tour Dates

Elvis Costello and the Imposters today answer the call of unanimously cheering audiences and critics from coast to coast, announcing a further extension of the massively successful Spinning Songbook tour with a string of fall dates in the Eastern U.S., on sale July 15.

"Steve Nieve Is Completely Well"

"We are pleased to announce that Steve Nieve is completely well, having experienced a severe muscle spasm during the Spectacular Spinning Songbook show in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The episode forced Mr. Nieve from the stage after two stellar piano performances of the songs "Black Sails In The...

Back by Popular Demand, Elvis Costello and the Imposters Return to NYC/NJ

Three New Spectacular Spinning Songbook Shows Added, More Anticipated.Elvis Costello and the Imposters announced additional dates featuring the Spectacular Spinning Songbook, with three new tri-state area shows this fall, on sale Friday, June 24. The shows include Costello's re-scheduled May 18 performance,...

Elvis Costello's Spectacular Spinning Songbook Rolls On Into June And July Dates

Following boffo business at the box office, popular demand and press acclaim, Elvis Costello and the Imposters announced today that they will be bringing the Spectacular Spinning Songbook to most of their dates during June and July. 6/15 Wolf Trap-Vienna, VA6/16 Trib Total Media Amphitheatre-Pittsburgh,...

Elvis Costello's Tribute to Neil Young

On January 29, 2010, Neil Young was honored as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, superstar artists paid tribute to the legendary singer, songwriter and performer with inspired versions of some of his most memorable songs.Elvis Costello's performance of Neil Young’s...

Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello Perform 'Seeds' On 'Spectacle'

Rolling Stone: Barry Walters: 7th June, 2011In the fall of 2009 – during downtime on his Working On A Dream Tour – Bruce Springsteen taped an amazing appearance on Elvis Costello's talk show Spectacle. Recorded at Harlem's Apollo Theater, the two artists talked for hours and performed an...

Napoleon Remembers...

My many years in showbusiness have taught me that the audience is actually a group of individuals who - though deserving of respect and any even affection – may be transformed into an angry beast in the frenzy of the night. I take the precaution of keeping a whip and chair close at hand, at all...


The Revolver Tour Resumes At The Tower Theatre at 8pm, Tonight, Thursday the 19th of May.  


So naturally Elvis Costello & The Imposters are doing a special 11:00pm show at the Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23rd Street, New York, NY! Tickets on sale Saturday, March 26th at 10:00am. $50 in advance, $75 at the door.  Check your local Ticketmaster outlet for the official show listing...

Elvis Costello Live From The Artists Den Season Three Premieres on Public Television Beginning April 1, 2011.

New Season Features Elvis Costello, Ray LaMontagne, Robert Plant and moreThe third season of the innovative music series Live from the Artists Den will premiere nationwide on public television beginning April 1, 2011(check local listings). The Emmy-nominated show connects music fans with an incredible,...