Elvis Costello & The Imposters present “We’re All Going On A Summer Holiday: The Grand Finale”
18 April 2023
From Bridgeport, CT to Philadelphia, PA, Elvis Costello & The Imposters – already augmented by guitarist, Charlie Sexton – will also be joined by a horn section featuring trumpet player/arranger, Michael Leonhart,
saxophonist, Donny McCaslin and the trombonist, Ray Mason.
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These horn players first joined Costello over two shows of the “100 Songs & More” stand, his acclaimed 10-night engagement at the Gramercy Theatre, NYC, at which over 230 titles were performed, most of them original compositions with only three titles being repeated.
Michael Leonhart wrote or adapted horn arrangements for a variety of Costello’s songs featured from “Pills & Soap”, “Almost Blue” and “Come The Meantimes”.
On NIGHT NINE, Leonhart became the first trumpet player to take the solo on “Shipbuilding” since Chet Baker’s original performance on the studio recording in 1983 before leading the horn section into the sequel song, “Cinco Minutos Con Vos”, first recorded for “Wise Up Ghost” with The Roots.
Donny McCaslin is a saxophonist, composer and bandleader whose recordings include his trio album “Recommended Tools”, “Fast Forward” and his vital contribution to David Bowie’s final album, “Blackstar”.
McCaslin raised the emotional pitch of NIGHT EIGHT at the Gramercy Theatre with a passionate tenor saxophone solo in the coda of Costello’s ballad, “Someone Took The Words Away”.
Ray Mason is a trombonist, arranger and member of Antibalas as well as having featured in numerous ensembles and concert collaborations with artists from Erykah Badu and Randy Newman to Taylor Swift and Valerie June. He was among the players accompanying Jennifer Lopez and Shakira at the 2020 Super-Bowl Half-Time show, so is unlikely to be confounded by any of The Imposters’ dance moves.
In 2020, Elvis Costello wrote lyrics for a Michael Leonhart composition that became “Newspaper Pane” after Costello had provided the spoken word performance to Leonhart’s recorded collaboration with Bill Frisell and Nels Cline which became, “Radio Is Everything” on Costello’s “Hey Clockface” album before writing the lyrics and recording vocals for “Shut Him Down” from The Michael Leonhart Orchestra release, “The Normyn Suites”.
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Ticket information: ·
Artist Presale: Wednesday, April 19 at 10AM Local – Thursday, March 30 at 10PM Local
Live Nation Presale: Wednesday, April 19 at 12PM Local – Thursday, March 30 at 10PM Local
General Onsale: Friday, April 21 at 10AM local
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“We’re All Going On A Summer Holiday” Tour Dates
Wed Jun 07 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Fri Jun 09 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Sat Jun 10 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
Sun Jun 11 – Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Casino Reno
Tue Jun 13 – San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Theatre
Wed Jun 14 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
Fri Jun 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Sat Jun 17 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
Sun Jun 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
Tue Jun 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
Wed Jun 21 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse Omaha
Fri Jun 23 – Hammond, IN – The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Sat Jun 24 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest*
Sun Jun 25 – Nashville, IN – Brown County Music Center
Tue Jun 27 – Interlochen, MI – Kresge Auditorium*
Wed Jun 28 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Sat Jul 01 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood*
Sun Jul 02 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Wed Jul 05 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
Thu Jul 06 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Sat Jul 08 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
Sun Jul 09 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric
Wed Jul 12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Thu Jul 13 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Fri Jul 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
*Not A Live Nation Show