Elvis Costello embodies the idea of cool. In fact, Costello was cool before it was cool to be cool. He was a pioneer in the New Wave scene of the late 70’s and early 80’s and has come to be one of the greatest songwriters of the modern era.
It gives me great pleasure to report that Elvis Costello & the Imposters will return to New York’s famed Beacon Theatre on May 22 and 23 on what has been dubbed “The Revolver Tour”. While an on sale date for the shows has yet to be announced, keep an eye on Costello’s website for potential presales.
As an added bonus, the band is lugging along The Spectacular Spinning Songbook which is a grandiose game-show wheel with 40 song titles listed. Audience members will be chose to come onstage to spin the wheel and help shape the set list that will include a range of Costello’s hits, rarities and even a few cover songs.
From there the participating contest will be invited to enter what they are calling the “Hostage Go-Go Cage” to dance for the duration of their choice or the more timid can take a seat in the onstage “Society Lounge” where participants can enjoy a cocktail while the band performs.
This is part of what makes Elvis Costello so cool. Who would think to have a game show, a cocktail lounge, a go-go cage and a rock concert all on one stage? Elvis would, that’s who.