For the first time in five years, Elvis Costello and his band the Imposters — featuring bassist Davey Faragher along with original Attractions members, drummer Pete Thomas and keyboardist Steve Nieve — are set to play in New York City. They’ll be at the Beacon Theater on 11/6 for a unique performance called “Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers.” The setlist for the show will consist of selections from Costello’s 1982 record Imperial Bedroom, along with “the songs that led in and out of that velvet-trimmed playhouse.” Elaborating on the show’s organization, Costello said, “You must have known by now that we wouldn’t play this kind of show by anyone else’s rules. You’ll hear all the songs that fit the bill; hits and headlines, waifs and strays. In the words of the great Eric Morecambe, ‘I am playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order.'”
Costello also will make the NYC stop of his “Detour” tour (sans Imposters) on 10/1 at Manhattan’s Town Hall; the tour has brought him around the country and back over the last year and a half, performing solo guitar and piano renditions of his hits and other selected favorites, all in front of a giant television set projecting family photos, mysteries, mottos, and more.
Citi cardmembers will have access to a presale opening tomorrow at 10AM, and fans who simultaneously purchase tickets to both shows will receive a 10% discount on their order.
UPDATE: Addition Imperial Bedroom shows have been announced…
10/22/16 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Casino
10/23/16 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center*
10/25/16 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre*
10/28/16 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theater*
10/29/16 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre*
10/30/16 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theatre*
11/01/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
11/02/16 – Buffalo, NY @ Shea’s PAC*
11/03/16 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre*
11/05/16 – Wallingford, CT @ The Oakdale Theatre*