Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018

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Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018

Postby johnanderson » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:15 pm

Elvis and the Imposters are one of the acts playing the 2018 Sounds of the City festival.

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http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/ ... s-13998117

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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby Offshoreram » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:02 pm

Typically, I'll be in Hyde Park watching Roger Waters on that date.

More dates to follow hopefully?

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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby DeathWearsABigHat » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:20 pm

Anyone ever been to a gig there?
I usually go whenever Elvis plays Manchester or Liverpool. But not sure about this one because that venue looks as if it has the potential to be really shit.
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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby Man out of Time » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:07 pm

DeathWearsABigHat wrote:that venue looks as if it has the potential to be really shit.


I have never been to the venue either, however, there are at least three drawbacks I can see.

i) Elvis is sharing the billing with Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, who have their fans too. If they go on first, those fans are potentially going to be chatting through Elvis' set.

ii) Elvis' set may be shorter than you might like to allow time for Mr Heaton and Ms Abbott.

iii) The venue is open air (except for a roof over the stage) although there is cover at the back of the audience area, and this is Manchester, even in July there is a chance of rain. You won't be able to take an umbrella into the venue.

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I won't be booking tickets for this one.

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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:20 pm

The positive side to this is that there should be other UK gigs added.
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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby Neil. » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:45 pm

Agreed, Verbal - I think this means an Imposters album and tour. Yessss!!! Why assemble these scattered players for one gig only? I wish the Burt and the 'Face In The Crowd' musicals every success, but if they're not happening, perhaps some of the songs will make an appearance on a new Elvis studio album. Or maybe there'll be some unrelated out-of-the-blue songs we've never heard of that've been stockpiled and are now ready to be unleashed. Mid-2018 for an album release, I'm hoping!!

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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby Top balcony » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:59 am

I'm gutted!

EC rarely plays both Liverpool and The City of Perpetual Rain these days on the same tour.

I was hoping that he would be part of Liverpool's 10-year-anniversary-since-we-were-Capital-of-Culture celebration programme. In 2008 he played with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Looks like my hopes are to be dashed!

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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby Harry Worth » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:42 am

I've seen a few things at the Castlefield Bowl and I think it's not a bad outdoor venue and doesn't feel like it has an 8,000 capacity. Sound has been good, easy to see the stage, plenty of good food and drink places nearby.

No comfy seats though!

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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:03 am

I saw a listing that only referred to Heaton & Abbott, implying they are definitely the headliners. I've always found Heaton to be very irritating, though Abbott has a nice voice. I think Elvis is due a Forestry Commission tour so he can play Thetford in easy driving distance from Cambridge. Saw Elbow there in June and it was lovely. He played there a few years ago, but not sure if that was a full forest tour.

About time he and the bloody Imposters got their asses over here. Sod Las Vegas!
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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby bronxapostle » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:56 pm

Hi Otis...i gotta ask: WHO THINKS IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT ELVIS PUTS HIS FOOT DOWN AND STOPS OPENING FOR LESSER ACTS? I mean Dylan, Rolling Stones, The Who...okay. but, Steely Dan, House Martins...WTF???

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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby sulky lad » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:31 am

Don't call me sad - I've got my ticket ! and booked the day off work :oops:

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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby krm » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:26 am

I would love to see Jacqui Abbott join EC for an encore!!! I see the headlines already.....

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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby Goon Squad » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:52 am

krm wrote:I would love to see Jacqui Abbott join EC for an encore!!! I see the headlines already.....


Brilliant ! :lol:

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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:58 pm

Who's on first? :wink:
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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby sulky lad » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:44 am

Hope it's Elvis then I can get back home for an early night :wink: :roll:

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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:07 pm

sulky lad wrote:Hope it's Elvis then I can get back home for an early night :wink: :roll:


I'm guessing you missed the subtle Abbott and Costello reference...
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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby sulky lad » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:49 pm

You should know by now, subtlety is completely wasted on me :oops:

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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby oliversa1 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:33 am

Got my tickets, can't wait. Hopefully more gigs in the UK during the summer.
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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby krm » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:44 am

Can we get some more dates now for a summer europan tour, please. I am about to plan for the summer holidays.

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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby Hawksmoor » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:58 am

Neil. wrote:Agreed, Verbal - I think this means an Imposters album and tour. Yessss!!! Why assemble these scattered players for one gig only?

Probably because Elvis' Mum's birthday is 11th July and he usually likes to find an excuse to come over for that. Plus the money will be good for what looks like being a greatest-hits warm-up set for Paul Heaton. Apologies for sounding cynical - I've got my tickets for this one - but I can't convince myself that it's the precursor to a new LP or a full-scale UK tour.

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Re: Elvis plays Manchester Castlefields 2018

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:51 am

I have my tickets we are going to make a weekend of it in Manchester and see some family. We might fly up from Southend

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Re: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018

Postby sweetest punch » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:33 pm

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... r-14803090

Stage times: Doors 6pm
whenyoung: 6.35pm
Elvis Costello & the Imposters: 7.30pm
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott: 9pm.
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Re: Elvis and The Imposters plays Manchester Castlefields, July 6 2018

Postby Goon Squad » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:47 am

sweetest punch wrote:https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/sounds-city-castlefield-bowl-manchester-14803090

Stage times: Doors 6pm
whenyoung: 6.35pm
Elvis Costello & the Imposters: 7.30pm
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott: 9pm.


:shock: Not the headline act ! :roll:


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