Fresh from releasing his collaborative album with hip-hop outfit The Roots, one of the UK’s most innovative singer-songwriters will spend this fall performing across the East Coast for the first time in over a decade following the release of Elvis Costello tickets for a 14-city SOLO tour.
The new wave icon will first take to the stage with a one-off gig at the Durham Performing Arts Center on September 13, the same day that his hook-up with Jimmy Fallon’s live band, Wise Up Ghost, also hits stores.
Following a two-month break, the 58-year-old will then kick off the tour properly on November 2 with a show at Burlington’s Flynn Center For The Performing Arts, taking in the likes of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on November 6, New Haven’s Shubert Theater on November 8 and a two-night run at Port Chester’s The Capitol Theatre on November 11/12 before concluding at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center on November 26.
With an overall average price of $239, there’s still a limited supply of Elvis Costello tickets on offer at TicketIQ for his shows at Northampton’s Calvin Theatre on November 3 (get-in price $249/average price $264), the Ithaca State Theatre on November 7 ($161/$293), Philadelphia’s Merriam Theatre on November 10 ($156/$174), Boston’s Wilbur Theatre on November 17 ($242/$297) and Portland’s State Theatre on November 18 ($176/$176). While his November 4 performance at Englewood’s Bergen Performing Arts Center currently has both the lowest get-in and average price of the tour at $96/$136.
The Grammy Award winner, who has previously recorded LPs with lounge-pop maestro Burt Bacharach, composer Richard Harvey and pianist Marian McPartland, will no doubt be keen to showcase his latest joint studio effort.
But fans with Elvis Costello tickets for his recent gig at Hyde Park’s British Summer Time were also treated to a career-spanning set-list covering everything from 1977 debut My Aim Is True (“Alison,” “Watching The Detectives”) right up to 2010’s National Ransom (“A Slow Drag With Josephine”) including UK No.2 hit “Oliver’s Army,” US Hot 100 entry “Everyday I Write The Book” and his interpretations of Charles Aznavour’s “She,” Sam & Dave’s “I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down” and George Jones’ “A Good Year For The Roses.”
Elvis Costello Tour Dates
9/13 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
11/2 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
11/3 – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theater
11/4 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
11/6 – Troy, NY – Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
11/7 – Ithaca, NY – State Theatre
11/8 – New Haven, CT – Shubert Theater
11/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater
11/11, 12 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
11/14 – Kingston, NY – Ulster Performing Arts Center
11/17 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
11/18 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
11/19 – Orono, ME – Collins Center for the Arts
11/23 – Easton, PA – State Theatre Center for the Arts
11/26 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center