Elvis and the Imposters, Minneapolis, MN, November 4, 2021 (replaces canceled Prior Lake show)

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Elvis and the Imposters, Minneapolis, MN, November 4, 2021 (replaces canceled Prior Lake show)

Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:30 pm

The tour was originally scheduled to play the Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota, on November 4. That show has been canceled "due to unforeseen circumstances," but a new show has been added the same night at First Avenue in Minneapolis. Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 21.

https://www.axs.com/events/415655/elvis ... rs-tickets

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters, Minneapolis, MN, November 4, 2021 (replaces canceled Prior Lake show)

Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:50 pm

Coincidentally or not, the new venue requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. The old venue does not. EC's pals the Jonas Brothers had a recent dispute with the old venue over COVID protocols.

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Postby sweetest punch » Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:43 am

https://m.startribune.com/vaccine-requi ... lmob=y&c=n

Vaccine-requiring Elvis Costello has abruptly switched his Mystic Lake gig into his First Ave debut


It took him 44 years and one worldwide pandemic to get around to it, but Elvis Costello will finally play First Avenue for the first time on Nov. 4 after canceling his concert that same night at Mystic Lake Casino.

The punk-era British songwriting hero and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has been requiring proof of vaccine or negative test results at all his concerts on a fall U.S. tour with his band the Imposters. Mystic Lake has resisted making such requirements at its events. No one is saying if that's the reason for the change in venues, but you probably don't need to keep watching the detectives to come to that conclusion.

All tickets for the Mystic Lake show will be automatically refunded. New tickets for the First Ave performance go on sale Thursday at noon for $60 via AXS.com.

Costello, 67, first toured America in 1977, when First Avenue was in its disco phase as Uncle Sam's. He thus instead played Jay's Longhorn Bar his first time in Minneapolis. By the time First Ave became more of a rock club in late-1979 (changing its name to just Sam's), he had already graduated to bigger rooms.

First Avenue and its sister venues became the first significant performance spaces in Minnesota to implement a vaccine or negative-test requirement for all its shows starting back in mid-August.

Mystic Lake would not let the Jonas Brothers make the same requirements for their amphitheater concert last month. Casino representatives — who did not yet respond to a request for comment regarding Costello — said at the time that the Jonas Brothers' policies "do not align with our current protocols, developed under the guidance of SMSC [Shakopee-Mdewakanton Sioux Community] Tribal Public Health."
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Re: Elvis and the Imposters, Minneapolis, MN, November 4, 2021 (replaces canceled Prior Lake show)

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:05 pm

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... inneapolis

01. Heart Of The City
02. Green Shirt
03. No Flag
04. Either Side Of The Same Town
05. Hetty O'Hara Confidential
06. Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me?
07. The Death Of Magic Thinking
08. Mystery Dance - including fourth verse
09. Penelope Halfpenny
10. The Boy Named If - including Pop Life
11. Motel Matches
12. Mistook Me For A Friend
13. Lipstick Vogue
14. Watching The Detectives
15. The Comedians
16. Brilliant Mistake / Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
17. What If I Can't Give You Anything But Love?
18. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
19. Magnificent Hurt
20. Radio, Radio
21. Alison
22. Indoor Fireworks
23. Farewell, OK
24. Pump It Up
25. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters, Minneapolis, MN, November 4, 2021 (replaces canceled Prior Lake show)

Postby MOJO » Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:01 am

I can’t help thinking of this:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BjKs11YZhZk

When I see Penelope Halfpenny in the setlist. Need to get a grip on things obviously.

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters, Minneapolis, MN, November 4, 2021 (replaces canceled Prior Lake show)

Postby sweetest punch » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:15 am

https://m.startribune.com/in-his-overdu ... lmob=y&c=n

In his overdue First Avenue debut, Elvis Costello triumphs with humor, classics and rockin' new tunes


Elvis Costello understood the moment.

He realized that just about anybody who is anybody in rock in the past 50 years (including U2, R.E.M., Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters) made their Twin Cities debut at First Avenue, the landmark downtown Minneapolis club.

Not Elvis.

"We're so old that when we first came to Minneapolis, First Avenue was the Studio 54 of Minneapolis. You couldn't get in with an electric guitar," he said Thursday night at First Ave, alluding to its dance-club days. "We had to play a cowboy bar."

He was referring to the long-gone Longhorn, where he debuted on Valentine's Day in 1978 on the buzz of his brilliant first album, "My Aim Is True."

Thursday's generous 130-minute First Ave debut may rank with his Longhorn gig as one of Costello's most high-powered Twin Cities shows. He wasn't wired and manic like in his angry young man days, but his music was vibrant and vital, his singing determined and passionate, his mood spirited and playful.

The sellout crowd of 1,500 was delighted that, after all these years, Costello opted to play in the 51-year-old club that Prince made internationally famous. Costello was actually scheduled to perform this week at the 2,100-seat Mystic Lake Showroom in Prior Lake but the casino would not abide by his requirement that all concertgoers show proof of COVID vaccination or recent negative tests. So, he relocated to First Ave.

Costello treated the faithful to several selections from his upcoming 25th studio album "Boy Named If," described as a return to "urgent, immediate songs" by the British punk who evolved into the adventurous Cole Porter of rock, a sophisticate who worked with jazz musicians, opera singers and pop maestros Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney, among others.

Some of the new numbers will rate high in Costello's rock canon, including the rollicking "Farewell, OK" with its '60s barroom feel and "Magnificent Hurt," a current single fueled by Steve Nieve's Farfisa-styled organ and Costello's edgy guitar. Another curious new piece, "Penelope Halfpenny," told the story of one of his Catholic grade school teachers; Costello set up the song by sharing a hilarious tongue-in-cheek yarn about his first confession at age 7.

Even though the abundant new numbers were unfamiliar, fans didn't grow impatient because Costello smartly seasoned the 25-song set with old favorites and rewarding deep tracks. His ballads showcased his musical refinement, whether the country croon of "The Comedians," the noirish reflection of "Motel Matches," the seductive elegance of "Brilliant Mistake"/"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" or the sublimely Porteresque eloquence of "Indoor Fireworks."

Costello also pumped it up, with such classics as "Mystery Dance," "Radio Radio" and the closing one-two knockout punch of the galvanizing "Pump It Up" and the exhilarating "(What's So Funny Bout) Peace Love Understanding."

His aim wasn't true on all the old reliables. The dark, almost Dylanesque "Watching the Detectives" was unfocused, and the country-tinged "Alison" felt perfunctory.

Wearing a black denim jacket, black jeans, black shirt and, for a change, no necktie, the bearded Costello, 67, looked suburban dad casual, save for his heavily tinted Hollywood glasses. He didn't play as many guitar solos as usual because he has a special guest on this fall's Hello Again Tour. Texas guitar slinger Charlie Sexton, who played on and off with Bob Dylan for nearly 20 years until 2019, added some bluesy touches, notably on "Hetty O'Hara Confidential," and an alluring tango vibe on "Brilliant Mistake"/"Boulevard of Broken Dreams."

But the key musician on Thursday was drummer Pete Thomas, who has been with Costello since his first tour. When it was time to kick out the jams, Thomas was the hard-driving engine that provided the propulsive beats to keep old Elvis rocking.

"I never thought we'd be good enough to play First Avenue," the Rock Hall of Famer joked late in the evening.

Good enough to get one of those prestigious silver stars on the First Avenue façade.
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Re: Elvis and the Imposters, Minneapolis, MN, November 4, 2021 (replaces canceled Prior Lake show)

Postby docinwestchester » Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:44 am

Surprising, no Prince snippets?

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters, Minneapolis, MN, November 4, 2021 (replaces canceled Prior Lake show)

Postby And No Coffee Table » Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:20 am

docinwestchester wrote:Surprising, no Prince snippets?

Check again!

10. The Boy Named If - including Pop Life

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters, Minneapolis, MN, November 4, 2021 (replaces canceled Prior Lake show)

Postby docinwestchester » Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:06 am

And No Coffee Table wrote:
docinwestchester wrote:Surprising, no Prince snippets?

Check again!

10. The Boy Named If - including Pop Life


Missed that. Very nice. Only performed 9 times in 1986 according to the wiki.

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters, Minneapolis, MN, November 4, 2021 (replaces canceled Prior Lake show)

Postby bronxapostle » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:45 pm

docinwestchester wrote:
And No Coffee Table wrote:
docinwestchester wrote:Surprising, no Prince snippets?

Check again!

10. The Boy Named If - including Pop Life


Missed that. Very nice. Only performed 9 times in 1986 according to the wiki.


Yessss we got the entire song before PUMP IT UP on 10/24/1986 on Broadway. I was so happy when he did it as I was a big fan of the Purple Rain follow up lp ATWIAD, that many people didn't get!!! Another consummate artist that did it different nearly every lp. I miss the little guy much.


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