Elvis & The Imposters play Madison, WI , July 23 '15

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Elvis & The Imposters play Madison, WI , July 23 '15

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:12 am

A gap in the 'Dan schedule gets filled - will there be more ?

http://www.overturecenter.org/events/el ... -imposters

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS
THU, JUL 23
OVERTURE HALL: $99.50 - $49.50

Tickets for this performance will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 17 at 11 AM.

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Madison, WI , July 23 '15

Postby 20PercentAmnesia » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:16 am

Yeah no Chicago date, so my son and I are making the trip up to Madison. Just got tix on the presale. Orch row CC 105 and 106. Psyched!!!

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Madison, WI , July 23 '15

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:37 am

How could he refuse ?


https://twitter.com/atuck512/status/623990235114926081



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.@ElvisCostello We know you're busy in Madison tomorrow night, but thought we'd ask. Join us before the show?


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Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Madison, WI , July 23 '15

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Madison, WI , July 23 '15

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:41 am

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Listed start time for Elvis Costello concert: 7:30 p.m. Time at which Costello took the stage: 7:34 p.m. Bless you, old people shows.


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Here is the set list! not performed in this order. Here's what didn't happen: one bell ringing/cinco, beyond belief/riot act, ascension day, man out of time or party girl . BUT he did play Brilliant mistake!!


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Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Madison, WI , July 23 '15

Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:37 am

Could that be "I just don't know what to do with myself?" abbrieviated on the setlist?
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Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Madison, WI , July 23 '15

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:37 pm

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/elvis-cos ... 610cf.html


Corrected , mostly on hunches , to

1. River In Reverse
2. Watching the Detectives
3. Accidents Will Happen
4. Human Hands
5. Flutter & Wow
6. Little Triggers
7. Country Darkness
8. Watch Your Step
9. I just don't know what to do with myself
10. Everyday I Write the Book
11. (I Don't Want to Go To) Chelsea
12. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
13. Lost on the River
14. The Long Honeymoon
15. Almost Blue
16. God Give Me Strength
17. Shot With His Own Gun
18. Another girl in my head
19. Alison
20. Church Underground
21. Stella Hurt
22. Ghost Train
23. American Without Tears
24. I Hope You're Happy Now
25. High Fidelity
26. Brilliant Mistake
27. Pump It Up
28. (What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Madison, WI , July 23 '15

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:13 pm

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http://www.isthmus.com/music/elvis-cost ... -overture/


Their aim was true

Elvis Costello & the Imposters deliver a spirited, eclectic show

by Tom Whitcomb
July 24, 2015




Elvis Costello had not played Madison since 1983, but his nearly three-hour set Thursday night at Overture Hall made up for lost time.

Drawing from a career that’s included everything from punk rock standards to eclectic collaboration, Costello and his band, the Imposters, delivered a spirited, varied show that had the crowd alternately seated in silent reverence and as dancing in the aisles.

Opening with “The River in Reverse,” a jazzy acoustic number and title track from Costello’s 2006 album with Allen Toussaint, the band could have led audiences to expect a more downtempo set, using the concert hall setting to wistfully explore their storied musical career.

But that would be expected, and if there’s one thing that could be expected of Elvis Costello, it’s the unexpected. As soon as the Imposters finished their opener, Costello strapped on his signature Fender Jazzmaster and the band tore into the bouncy reggae punk of “Watching the Detectives.”

The rest of the set would follow suit, artfully mixing acoustic arrangements with the raw energy of the full band, interspersed with Costello’s own ramshackle storytelling, often of his state of mind while writing the songs.

“At the time, I was trying to rid the world of alcohol...by drinking it,” Costello mused about the writing of 1980’s “Motel Matches.” And 1979’s “Accidents Will Happen,” he said, came from a chance meeting with a female cab driver in Arizona who preferred Led Zeppelin to Pink Floyd.

The band took a brief break after a rollicking version of “(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes,” but returned soon after for more intimate selections. Costello, with longtime collaborator Steve Nieve on piano, crooned “Temptation” and “Shot with His Own Gun,” which showcased Nieve’s considerable talents on the keys.

It was after the second break, however, that the concert reached its highest point. Alone, Costello returned to the stage with just an acoustic guitar, and — without any microphones — played “Alison,” arguably his best known and most loved song, for an enraptured crowd.

The band returned shortly thereafter and, after a few more songs, closed with spirited versions of “Pump It Up” and “(What’s So Funny ’Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding?” that drew a lengthy standing ovation from the Overture Hall crowd.

While Elvis Costello is one of the most popular and influential artists in modern history — he is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, after all — he’s never been one to take that for granted. His live show makes that apparent, because even though it had been three decades since he last played in Madison, his concert felt more like a night with an old friend than a grand spectacle.

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Madison, WI , July 23 '15

Postby sulky lad » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:21 am

Surely 18 is I still have that other girl !!!

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Madison, WI , July 23 '15

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:07 pm

Indeed - I've relayed the original guess.

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Madison, WI , July 23 '15

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Re: Elvis & The Imposters play Madison, WI , July 23 '15

Postby evilelvis » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:58 pm

A review: Concert Review: Elvis Costello Uses Hits, Deep Cuts To Signal Artistic Vitality

http://www.wpr.org/concert-review-elvis-costello-uses-hits-deep-cuts-signal-artistic-vitality


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