Elvis (solo) plays Turin May 23 2016

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Elvis (solo) plays Turin May 23 2016

Postby johnfoyle » Fri May 20, 2016 2:32 am

Who's going?

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Postby johnfoyle » Fri May 20, 2016 5:49 am

Not having a subscription I can only see the first line of this feature - it indicates that as of now the shows in Italy are on -

http://ricerca.repubblica.it/ricerca/re ... a&ref=HRHS

MUST have been the irresistible beauty of our country to convince Elvis Costello not to delete the Italian dates of his "Detour" which begins Monday from Turin to ...

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Postby johnfoyle » Sat May 21, 2016 10:28 am

http://www.quotidianopiemontese.it/2016 ... 0B98ZErKM8


Il Detour di Elvis Costello sbarca in Italia: lunedì sarà al teatro Colosseo 19 maggio 2016 / in Piemonte, Spettacolo, Torino


Arriva in Italia il ‘Detour’ solo show di Elvis Costello: il geniale artista inglese, impegnato in una tournée mondiale, terrà il primo dei sette concerti italiani a Torino, suonando lunedì 23 maggio al Teatro Colosseo. Lo spettacolo, accolto con entusiasmo in tutto il mondo, è un viaggio straordinariamente divertente attraverso l’incredibile vita di Elvis Costello. Tra i 100 artisti più grandi di tutti i tempi secondo Rolling Stone, Costello vanta una lunga carriera all’insegna della metamorfosi, con uno stile musicale unico e una ricercata scrittura dei testi. Tra sarcasmo e grinta, rompe ogni schema spaziando con disinvoltura dal punk alla Deutsche Grammophon, dal crooning pop fino alla riscoperta delle radici folk americane. E’ una storia curiosa quella di Declan Patrick MacManus (il suo nome ‘vero’), uomo con un look da Buddy Holly, una rabbia acida nelle vene, che si scelse il nome del re del rock e si proclamò “impostore” del rock’n’roll.



The Detour Elvis Costello arrives in Italy Monday, will be at the Coliseum theater

May 19, 2016 / in Piedmont, Entertainment, Turin


Arrives in Italy the 'Detour' only show of Elvis Costello: the brilliant British artist, engaged in a world tour, will hold the first of seven Italian concerts in Turin, playing Monday, May 23 at the Teatro Coliseum. The show, enthusiastically received worldwide, is a wonderfully entertaining journey through the incredible life of Elvis Costello. Among the 100 greatest artists of all time according to Rolling Stone, Costello has a long career in the name of transformation, with a unique style of music and a sophisticated songwriting. Between sarcasm and grit, breaks every scheme ranging casually from punk to Deutsche Grammophon, the crooning pop up to the rediscovery of American folk roots. It 'a curious story to Declan Patrick MacManus (his name' true '), man with the look of a Buddy Holly, an acidic anger in his veins, who chose the name of the king of rock and proclaimed himself "imposter" rock 'n'roll.

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays Turin May 23 2016

Postby johnfoyle » Sun May 22, 2016 5:19 pm

Elvis seen in Rome - hurrah!

http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/cultura ... 45310.html


Unless he's in Italy while Diana is learning Italian. That worked so well the last time...

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Postby johnfoyle » Sun May 22, 2016 5:25 pm

http://www.lastampa.it/2016/05/23/torin ... um=twitter

Elvis Costello inaugura la tournée mondiale al Colosseo

GABRIELE FERRARIS
TORINO

23 May 2016



Il concerto di Elvis Costello al teatro Colosseo lunedì 23 maggio, prima data italiana del tour mondiale, è un evento. Almeno per una certa generazione, quella che ha felicemente abitato gli Anni Ottanta e oggi si ritrova con sua grande sorpresa ad essere già revival. Un evento perchè Elvis Costello, pseudonimo di Declan Patrick MacManus, negli Eighties era un mito vero – magari non di massa, però vero - e resta ancora oggi, mentre s’avvicina ai 62 anni che compirà in agosto, un musicista di culto. Di sicuro, fra le migliori cose che ci siano arrivate dall’Inghilterra post punk.

Lui ha cominciato proprio in quel periodo – il suo primo disco, «My aim is true», è del 1976, l’anno di «Anarchy in the U.K.» dei Sex Pistols – e inizialmente punkeggiava parecchio, per poi trasmutare nella vincente new wave, scena che lui e la sua fida band The Attractions dominarono con pieno merito e classe infinita.
Da allora, Elvis Costello ha seguito percorsi variegati, che lo hanno portato a misurarsi con i generi musicali più diversi: dal punk al folk americano, dal crooning vecchia scuola alla canzonetta più spensieratamente pop, fino a concedersi qualche incursione nell’universo della cosiddetta musica colta. Ha firmato canzoni durature, canzoni che tutti, o quasi, conserviamo nell’ideale playlist delle nostre vite: «Alison» ed «Everyday I Write the Book» sono le mie, ciascuno aggiunga quelle che preferisce.

Con un songbook tanto affollato, e una carriera così lunga e avventurosa, fatta di grandi riconoscimenti (compreso l’ingresso trionfale nella Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame) e di momenti molto down, quello di Elvis Costello non può essere un concerto normale: è, piuttosto, un viaggio sentimentale nella musica che abbiamo attraversato, raccontata da un artista che ha vissuto all’insegna della metamorfosi, elegante nella scrittura e brillante sul palco, pieno d’ironia e consumato performer.

Così, l’arrivo di «Detur», il solo show che Elvis Costello sta portando in giro per il mondo, diventa un appuntamento da non perdere: l’avventura, divertente e appassionante, dell’incredibile vita di quell’uomo con la sua faccia da rocker Anni Cinquanta, stralunata dietro gli occhialoni. Icona asso assoluta. E artista vero.
Il concerto al Colosseo, in via Madama Cristina 71, comincia alle 21. Biglietti da 35,20 a 58,70 a seconda dell’ordine di post



Elvis Costello inaugurates the world tour at the Colosseum

The concert of Elvis Costello at the theater Colosseum Monday, May 23, the first Italian date of their world tour, is an event. At least for a certain generation, the one that has happily lived the eighties and today is found to his surprise to be already revival. An event because Elvis Costello, aka Declan Patrick MacManus, in the Eighties was a myth - maybe not massive, but true - and remains to this day, while approaching to 62 years who will be in August, a cult musician. For sure, one of the best things we have arrived from England post-punk.
 
He began at this time - his first album, "My aim is true" is 1976, the year of "Anarchy in the UK" by the Sex Pistols - and initially punkeggiava a lot, and then transmute into winning new wave scene that he and his faithful band the Attractions dominated with merit and infinite class.
Since then, Elvis Costello has followed a variety of paths that led him to confront the most diverse musical genres from punk to folk American, crooning the old school to the more carefree pop song, to give yourself a foray into the universe of so-called music cultured. Signed enduring songs, songs that everyone, or nearly so, we keep in the ideal playlist of our lives: "Alison" and "Everyday I Write the Book" are mine, each one adds those who prefer.
 
With a songbook so crowded, and a career so long and adventurous, made of large awards (including the triumphal entry into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame) and a lot of down time, that of Elvis Costello is not a normal concert it is, rather, a sentimental journey in the music that we crossed, told by an artist who has lived in the name of metamorphosis, elegant writing and brilliant on stage, full of irony and consummate performer.
 
Thus, the arrival of "Detur" the only show that Elvis Costello is bringing around the world, become an event not to be missed: the adventure, fun and addictive, the incredible life of this man with his Fifty Years of rocker face, dazed behind his goggles. absolute ace icon. And true artist.
The concert at the Colosseum, Via Madama Cristina 71, begins at 21. Tickets from 35.20 to 58.70 depending on the order of post

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Postby johnfoyle » Mon May 23, 2016 4:33 pm

Turin , May 23 via Twitter.
Elvis back in action.

https://twitter.com/Lacritica/status/734839540964331520

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Postby johnfoyle » Tue May 24, 2016 2:25 am

http://www.quotidianopiemontese.it/2016 ... sel-191215

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First Italian stage just in Turin for Elvis Costello, where he performed at the Teatro Coliseum. The brilliant British artist, in spite of the almost sixty springs, is engaged with a world tour and will perform seven concerts in our country. Considered by Rolling Stone magazine one of the hundred greatest artists of all time, Costello was a versatile musician capable of changing, however, offering a distinctive musical style and a great refinement in the texts. Equipped with great sympathy and determination, even tonight he wanted to offer them an essay on stage for a show in solitary where his voice and his energy on guitar and melody on the piano have left their mark. Detour The show is a journey through the greatest hits of his career, over two hours of concert, including "Almost Blue", "Accidents Will Happen". "Pump it Up", "Alison", "She", "Watching the Detectives", "Shipbuilding". She surrounded by his guitars, alongside his piano, surrounded by his tools and his music, to want to remember his life, always marked by his music as for his parents. Beautiful memories of his father, (Ross MacManus, also a musician) with the support of a large screen behind him, a vintage TV that projected images and memories.


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Postby bambooneedle » Tue May 24, 2016 3:03 am

johnfoyle wrote:Image


Is this photo indicative of the turnout?

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Re: Elvis (solo) plays Turin May 23 2016

Postby InvisibleMan » Tue May 24, 2016 4:21 am

Of course not, but his italian dates seem far from sold out.

For example, at this link you can buy the tickets for tonight's Milan show, and if you click the "Acquista tramite scelta in pianta" sign, you'll see a map of the still available seats

edit:
Bologna and Brescia, in smaller venues, are almost sold out.

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Postby InvisibleMan » Tue May 24, 2016 4:31 am

Other nice Turin pictures here.

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Postby johnfoyle » Tue May 24, 2016 5:26 pm

A fan video on f/book shows Elvis sing Bob Dylan's I Threw It All Away , last sung in 2009.

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

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Postby docinwestchester » Tue May 24, 2016 10:29 pm

johnfoyle wrote:A fan video on f/book shows Elvis sing Bob Dylan's I Threw It All Away , last sung in 2009.

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


Today is Bob's 75th birthday. I saw EC perform this song in 1984. My first audience recording:


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Postby Man out of Time » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:33 pm

This is a bit niche. Still no sign of a setlist for the show, but someone has bothered to film and then post to YouTube 16 seconds of queuing to get into the show... including not the official merchandise stall selling T-shirts on the pavement outside.


Lined up for Elvis Costello at the Colosseum (In fila per Elvis Costello al Colosseo)

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Postby Man out of Time » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:13 am

Review (and photo) by Alberto Gallo in the Italian magazine: Il giornale della musica:

LA FAMIGLIA COSTELLO
Elvis Costello


Elvis Costello inaugura a Torino il suo tour in solitaria, fra canzone e stand-up comedy

La storia di Elvis Costello inizia lontano. Molto lontano. Inizia prima di Diana Krall, prima di Burt Bacharach, di Chet Baker, di Cait O’Riordan, di Paul McCartney, prima di Steve Nieve e degli Attractions, prima di Austin Powers e di Robert Wyatt. Prima, insomma, che Elvis Costello diventasse Elvis Costello, quand’era un Declan Patrick MacManus qualsiasi che cercava di farsi strada nel music business. La sua storia inizia nei primi anni Sessanta, il giorno in cui, accompagnando il padre, anch’egli musicista, durante un’esibizione, per un dispetto crudele si trovò a dover suonare con la chitarra completamente scordata, preferendo a quel punto spegnere l’amplificatore e fingendo di suonare per tutto il concerto: «Un buon esercizio, in vista del mio ingresso nella pop music!» Ma forse la storia di Elvis inizia ancora più lontano, prima persino della sua venuta al mondo, nelle campagne francesi, durante i giorni della Grande Guerra, quando nonno MacManus, a sua volta, pure lui, musicista, venne ferito in combattimento, trovandosi anni e svariate vicissitudini dopo a dover mendicare per strada qualche soldo in cambio della sua arte.

Questa è la storia di Elvis (possiamo oggi, dopo quarant’anni di onorata carriera, chiamarlo semplicemente così? Si è meritato questo privilegio?), almeno per come l’ha messa lui, chiacchierando tra un brano e l’altro, nella prima delle sei date del suo minitour italiano. Una serata all’insegna del passato (suo, come uomo e musicista, e, appunto, della sua famiglia), ma non della nostalgia: con tono scanzonato e, a tratti, francamente esilarante, l’uomo di Paddington ha portato avanti per due ore abbondanti il suo one man show tra canzone d’autore e stand-up comedy. Impossibile elencare tutti i brani suonati (alla chitarra o al pianoforte), ma come non citare almeno le leggendarie "Alison", "Almost Blue" e "Shipbuilding"? Sul finale c’è spazio anche per l’immancabile cover dylaniana ("I Threw It All Away"). Un trionfo, davvero impossibile chiedere di più.

data prima 23 Maggio 2016
scheda cast Elvis Costello: chitarra e voce."

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Turin, May 23 2016
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Or in "English" via Google Translate:

" THE FAMILY COSTELLO
Elvis Costello


Elvis Costello opens in Turin on his solo tour, between song and stand-up comedy

The story of Elvis Costello starts away. Very far. Start before Diana Krall, before Burt Bacharach, Chet Baker, Cait O'Riordan, Paul McCartney, before Steve Nieve and Attractions, before Austin Powers and Robert Wyatt. First, in short, who became Elvis Costello Elvis Costello, when he was a Declan Patrick MacManus all trying to make their way in the music business. His story begins in the early sixties, the day when, accompanying his father, also a musician, during a performance, by a cruel spite found himself having to play with the guitar out of tune completely, preferring then turn off ' amplifier and pretending to play throughout the concert, "a good exercise in view of my entrance into pop music!" But perhaps the story of Elvis begins even further, before even his coming to the world, in the French countryside, during days of the Great War, when Grandpa MacManus, in turn, he too, a musician, was wounded in combat, being years and various vicissitudes after having to beg on the street some money in exchange for his art.

This is the story of Elvis (we can today, after forty years of honorable service, simply call him? He deserved this privilege?), At least as he put it, chatting between songs and the other, in the first six dates of her Italian mini-tour. An evening of the past (his as a man and musician, and, indeed, of his family), but not nostalgia: with light-hearted tone and, at times, frankly hilarious, the Paddington man has carried on for two hours abundant his one man show of song writing and stand-up comedy. Could not list all the songs played (on guitar or piano), but how not to mention at least the legendary "Alison", "Almost Blue" and "Shipbuilding"? The final is no room for the inevitable cover Dylan ( "I Threw It All Away"). A triumph, you really can not ask for more.

date before May 23, 2016
cast sheet Elvis Costello: guitar and vocals."

Not often you hear Elvis described as "The Paddington Man". It's not something he can bear.

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