Why are these things so stressful - like watching England playing football. Anyway, the bit we probably all scrolled straight past on the news page
, about the forthcoming tour reads thus:
"JUST TRUST ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE IMPOSTERS
Elvis Costello and The Imposters bring their new show to the U.K. in February, 2020. Tickets On-Sale this Friday September 20th.
Elvis Costello and The Imposters will bring their new show to the U.K.
for their first tour of the decade in February and March, 2020.
The tour is entitled, “Just Trust” in answer to the musical questions: “Will they play my favourite song?," or, “Are they going to frighten the horses with songs that are rarely performed and send some of their old nags off to pasture?” When ticket holders ask, “Can I expect the hits of yesteryear and those of tomorrow?"
We say: Just Trust Elvis Costello and The Imposters.
This superlative ensemble - Steve Nieve on keyboards, Pete Thomas on
drums, and bassist and vocalist, Davey Faragher - are once again
augmented by singers Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee, all of whom were heard
on the acclaimed 2018 Concord Records release, 'Look Now,' numbers from
which will find their rightful place among the highlights from one of
the most unique and renowned song catalogues in popular music.
E.C. and The Imposters finally get to bring one of their recent stage
shows to England, Scotland and Wales, with return concert engagements in
Cardiff and Edinburgh, which they visited as recently as the summer of
2018, while the date at the Sunderland Empire marks the first appearance
in the city for forty years.
The tour opens on February 28th at the Eventim Olympia in Liverpool, a
former circus on the West Derby Road and therefore on the singer's bus
route home from school during his years living on Merseyside.
The tour comes after a season of unlikely accolades in which the now
defunct British Empire finally acknowledged a member of the enduring
MacManus Clan with a medal that both friends and detractors have assumed
stood for the "'Orrible Bloody Elvis" medal and in the same year in
which Costello received a Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star alongside Spike
Lee, Billy Idol, Burt Ward and his former video co-star, Julia Roberts
and following in the footsteps of Fred Astaire, Ruby Keeler and Rin Tin
Tin, among many, many other stars of stage, screen and the radio airwaves.
Elvis Costello and The Imposters most recent record release
was the E.P., "Purse" containing songs co-written with Burt Bacharach
and Paul McCartney along with musical settings of words by Johnny Cash
and Bob Dylan. It is available from all reputable phonographic emporiums
or if you go fishing in the stream.
Get it while you can."
You will not find any reference there to a support act or acts, for anyone who believed the random Sheffield journalist who suggested that The Waterboys and Nick Lowe were also appearing (as they did last year at Blenheim).