Costello’s past solo gigs reminded fans of just how his catalog of songs is. Back in 2012 the Los Angeles Times called his solo show “spellbinding” and said his setlist “touched on cornerstone numbers and obscurities of his own, but … also dipped back to pre-Elvis, pre-Beatles, pre-the-other-Elvis and prewar tunes that illustrated his familial roots in the riches of both the Great American Songbook and England’s dance hall and music theater traditions.”
But enough of the past. Get ready for the future in the form of 10 shiny new Costello dates.
June 9 – Saint Paul, Minn., The O'Shaughnessy
June 10 – Milwaukee, Wis., Riverside Theatre
June 11 – Chicago, Ill., Copernicus Center
June 13 – Ann Arbor, Mich., Michigan Theater
June 14 – Toronto, Ontario, Massey Hall
June 16 – Cleveland, Ohio, Palace Theatre
June 17 – Louisville, Ky., The Louisville Palace Theatre
June 19 – Atlanta, Ga., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
June 20 – Knoxville, Tenn., Tennessee Theatre
June 21 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
All shows go on sale March 28 except for Chicago which goes up April 5. Check out ElvisCostello.com for more information.