Elvis Costello Announces North American Tour Ahead of New Album
Elvis Costello has announced a North American tour for later this year. He also has a new album on the way, with the title and release date coming soon.
According to a post on Costello's website, the Look Now and Then ... It’s Elvis Costello & the Imposters tour will begin Nov. 2 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa., and conclude Dec. 4 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday, with most dates bundling the new album with the purchase of tickets. You can see the dates below.
Costello's most recent album is 2013's Wise Up Ghost, a collaboration with the Roots; his last recorded with the Imposters on 2010's National Ransom. He's also been working on a musical based on Elia Kazan's 1957 movie A Face in the Crowd. Costello said the film's plot, where a drifter (Andy Griffith) becomes an unlikely singing star and national celebrity, is still relevant today.
"There are people at the heads of television companies who need to examine themselves for their part in creating the brand, and that's what A Face in the Crowd is about," he said. "Budd Schulberg's original short story and play is a parable not about a demagogue so much as about the power of television to create a demagogue. So it would still be a good story if there were a different president when opening night comes."
Elvis Costello & the Imposters 2018 North American Tour
Nov. 2 -- Bethlehem, PA @ The Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Nov. 4 -- Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
Nov. 6 -- Asbury Park, NJ @ Paramount Theatre
Nov. 7 -- Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino
Nov. 9 -- Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre *
Nov. 10 -- Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
Nov. 11 -- Buffalo, NY @ Shea's Performing Arts Center
Nov. 13 -- Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit *
Nov. 15 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop Auditorium
Nov. 17 -- Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live *
Nov. 19 -- Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 21 -- St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
Nov. 23 -- Thackerville, OK @ WinStar World Casino
Nov. 25 -- Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium *
Nov. 27 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre *
Nov. 28 -- Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim *
Nov. 29 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *
Dec. 1 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic *
Dec. 3 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
Dec. 4 -- Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
* Album and ticket bundle offer not valid for these dates