Elvis Costello’s Summer Tour 2017

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Elvis Costello & The Imposters announced a North American summer tour launching June 3rd in Berkeley, California and ending July 25th in Providence, Rhode Island. The 20-date run – a continuance of their autumn 2016 tour, “Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers” – uses material from 1982’s Imperial Bedroom as a jumping-off point.

 

In a statement, Costello clarified that the group isn’t aiming for nostalgia with their recent shows. “We never intended to recite this book from cover to cover,” he said. “Listen to our new arrangement of ‘Tears Before Bedtime’ – it gets straight to the real meaning of that song, the way we hear and feel it today. Back in 1982, I might have been a step or two ahead of our crowd in the tragic, romantic stakes, but I sense that they’ve all caught up with me now.”

 


 
Imperial Bedroom, created by famous Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, features Costello classics like “Beyond Belief” and “Almost Blue.” The album, which Rolling Stone dubbed a “masterpiece” upon its first release, rankings at Number 166 on our 500 Greatest Albums list. Pre-sale ticket info for the Imposters shows are available here.

 

Elvis Costello’s North American Summer Tour

June 3 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre (Berkeley)
June 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
June 5 – San Diego, CA @ Copley Symphony Hall
June 7 – Albuquerque, NM @ Popejoy Hall
June 9 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads
June 10 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Murat Theatre
June 12 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
June 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
June 15 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summer Stage
June 16 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
June 17 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC)
June 20 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Raceway Complex
June 21 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
July 18 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion
July 20 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
July 21 – Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang
July 23 – Shelburne, VT @ The Green at Shelburne Museum
July 24 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point
July 25 – Providence, RI @ Providence PAC