Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019

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Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019

Postby bronxapostle » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:25 pm

What better day to post this thread than on the 74th birthday of DEBBIE!!! 8) it is gonna be Elvis' third appearance at the renowned tennis stadium. AND ANYONE WHO WAS THERE IN 1982 OR 1984 will attest to these two shows LEGENDARY status in the EC live archives. GONNA BE GREAT...

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Postby Man out of Time » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:46 am

According to the Brooklyn Vegan

Forest Hills Stadium is offering a 4-for-$99 ticket promotion for 4th of July (all shows) - including this one, so if you've not already bought your ticket and have three friends, this could be for you....

The promotion runs from now until Sunday, July 7 at 10 PM, while supplies last.

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Re: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019

Postby JerseyPride78 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:18 am

So frustrated that my summer travel plans prevent from from seeing any shows on this tour. Oh well, at least they'll be back in the fall.

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Postby bronxapostle » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:26 am

Get there on time.... don't miss 6:50 start.
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Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:18 pm

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... 4_New_York

01. Pump It Up
02. Miracle Man
03. Clubland
04. Accidents Will Happen
05. Green Shirt
06. Photographs Can Lie - including The Look Of Love
07. Mr. & Mrs. Hush
08. Beyond Belief
09. Watching The Detectives
10. A Face In The Crowd - EC on piano
11. This Year's Girl
12. Less Than Zero
13. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
14. High Fidelity
15. Everyday I Write The Book - including Mr. Big Stuff
16. Alison
17. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?

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Postby Arbogast » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:27 pm

Can't believe Mr. and Mrs. Hush made it into this--or any-set list.

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Postby bronxapostle » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:58 am

Arbogast wrote:Can't believe Mr. and Mrs. Hush made it into this--or any-set list.


Surely, you have NEVER seen it. A FANTASTIC song in the live setting, is quite the crowd pleaser with THAT big groove and call & response section!!! I'll take it anytime.

ARE YOU READY??? :lol:

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:07 am

The set list is a mixture of the old and the new.

The old stuff is a smattering of Elvis pop star days between 1977 and 1983.
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Re: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019

Postby sweetest punch » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:41 am

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/elvis-cost ... llery-1=62

Elvis Costello & Blondie played Forest Hills (pics, setlist, video, “Old Town Road” cover)

The great double-bill tour of Elvis Costello and Blondie hit NYC on Wednesday for an evening packed with new wave classics at Forest Hills Stadium. Backed by The Imposters (which includes Attractions members Steve Nieve and Pet Thomas), Elvis’ set was jam-packed with hits, kicking off with “Pump it Up,” and keeping that up with “Clubland,” Accidents Will Happen,” “Watching the Detectives,” “Less Than Zero,” “I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down,” “Every Day I Write the Book,” “Allison,” a night-closing (and still 100% relevant) “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding” and more.

Blondie opened the evening with “One Way or Another” and their set included “Hanging on the Telephone,” “Call Me,” “Rapture,” Atomic,” “Dreaming” and more. And, as they’ve been doing on this tour, they did a short cover of Lil Nas X’s unstoppable #1, “Old Town Road.” You can watch video of that from the Boston stop of their tour below.

Setlists and video for Elvis and Blondie at Forest HIlls are below, and pictures from the night are in the gallery above.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters will be back in the NYC area this fall on their Just Trust tour, playing two nights at Capitol Theatre.
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Re: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019

Postby docinwestchester » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:07 pm

EC: "So how ya been? It's good to be back. We're so pleased to be here in Forest Hills and not in Forest Lawn. On the way here we were trying to think what songs would be appropriate for a night like tonight. My early career on the pro tennis circuit has gone unrecorded in song. So we thought maybe we could play Love Went Mad* or we could play Brilliant Mistake or we could play..."

*According to wiki Love Went Mad has never been played live. That was just a cruel tease. Instead he played Accidents Will Happen.

Also, is Forest Lawn a cemetery reference?

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Postby docinwestchester » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:39 pm

EC: "I'm gonna play you a new song now. This comes from a show called Face in the Crowd. It's gonna be on the stage in New York next year. Y'all gonna come see it?"

Is this an official announcement?

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Postby FAVEHOUR » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:14 pm

docinwestchester wrote:EC: "So how ya been? It's good to be back. We're so pleased to be here in Forest Hills and not in Forest Lawn. On the way here we were trying to think what songs would be appropriate for a night like tonight. My early career on the pro tennis circuit has gone unrecorded in song. So we thought maybe we could play Love Went Mad* or we could play Brilliant Mistake or we could play..."

*According to wiki Love Went Mad has never been played live. That was just a cruel tease. Instead he played Accidents Will Happen.

Also, is Forest Lawn a cemetery reference?


Yes. Forest Lawn is a cemetery in LA where a lot of Hollywood stars are buried.

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Postby Eugene » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:48 am

bronxapostle wrote:
Arbogast wrote:Can't believe Mr. and Mrs. Hush made it into this--or any-set list.


Surely, you have NEVER seen it. A FANTASTIC song in the live setting, is quite the crowd pleaser with THAT big groove and call & response section!!! I'll take it anytime.

ARE YOU READY??? :lol:


Ahem.

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Elvis Costello & The Imposters Setlist
at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ, USA

24. Mr. & Mrs. Hush

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Postby bronxapostle » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:18 am

Sorry, don't know what you mean about Asbury show mention here Eugene. M/M Hush was a highlight that night for me too.

And doc.... when you can get the exact wording of the EC mention regarding Morrissey verbatim, i would love to read it. I am pretty certain he jumbled the wording of what he meant to say. But, certainly we will derive the intended insult. :lol: :lol:

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Postby docinwestchester » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:12 pm

bronxapostle wrote:Sorry, don't know what you mean about Asbury show mention here Eugene. M/M Hush was a highlight that night for me too.

And doc.... when you can get the exact wording of the EC mention regarding Morrissey verbatim, i would love to read it. I am pretty certain he jumbled the wording of what he meant to say. But, certainly we will derive the intended insult. :lol: :lol:


EC: "If Elvis Presley had not of left us so swiftly, he would have made a huge career in the 1980's covering the songs of the '80's. I mean we could have lived without him singing the hits of Morrissey, I know, I admit that is true. But I have a long time held a theory that he could have made a great hit out of Rio by Duran Duran. Can you hear it in your head?"

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Postby bronxapostle » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:42 pm

Oh, okay.. that makes decent enough sense even if a little disjointed bit of a sentence.

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Postby sulky lad » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:09 pm

Docinwestchester wrote :
EC: "If Elvis Presley had not of left us so swiftly, he would have made a huge career in the 1980's covering the songs of the '80's. I mean we could have lived without him singing the hits of Morrissey, I know, I admit that is true. But I have a long time held a theory that he could have made a great hit out of Rio by Duran Duran. Can you hear it in your head?"

What a memory you have Doc :wink:

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:58 pm

The quote is similar to the spiel he used to do back in 1996 during God’s Comic (I think). I wonder if he’ll repeat the part about Elvis doing Heart of Glass by Blondie (except he wouldn’t be able to cuss and say “pain in the ass”). :lol:

I’m sure one of you hep cats can pose a link.
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Postby bronxapostle » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:55 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:The quote is similar to the spiel he used to do back in 1996 during God’s Comic (I think). I wonder if he’ll repeat the part about Elvis doing Heart of Glass by Blondie (except he wouldn’t be able to cuss and say “pain in the ass”). :lol:

I’m sure one of you hep cats can pose a link.


Yes he sang the RIO and HEART OF GLASS lines, but skipped I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR. I associate that with 1999 Lonely World tours. Did it start in 1996??? I forget....am i confusing this medley with when he did U2? I saw him include THE VERVE Drugs Don't Work in San Diego. I'm confused... archive update tomorrow anyway. I'll get to the bottom of this.

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:43 am

I’m not sure which year it was. I’m relying on my memory.
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Postby bronxapostle » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:48 am

verbal gymnastics wrote:I’m not sure which year it was. I’m relying on my memory.


Me too.... that's why i do my bookkeeping. :lol: :lol: i will update when i add this BLONDIE AND THE BEASTLY EC! tour this weekend. My two shows anyway...if it wasn't another near 100 degree day, i just might have ventured to the dreaded Camden, N.J. tonight. :|

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Re: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019

Postby docinwestchester » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:30 am

The current arrangement of I Can't Stand Up/High Fidelity is really good! I know it's in every show and looks very ho-hum when reading the setlist, but man it kicks ass in the live setting. Kitten and Briana's vocals are especially strong here.

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Postby sweetest punch » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:36 pm

Since you put me down, it seems i've been very gloomy. You may laugh but pretty girls look right through me.

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Re: Elvis & Imposters/Blondie Forest Hills July 24, 2019

Postby Man out of Time » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:30 pm

Review by "Everynight Charley Crespo" published in in The Aquarian on August 21, 2019.

"Elvis Costello & the Imposters/Forest Hills Stadium/July 24, 2019

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EC and PT in Forest Hills, August 2019
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Born in London, Declan MacManus was the son of a jazz trumpeter who sang with the Joe Loss Orchestra and who later performed as a solo cabaret act. The youth’s first broadcast recording was with his father on a 1974 television commercial. Also in 1974, the son formed a pub rock band called Flip City, which remained active until 1976. As a solo artist renamed Elvis Costello, he became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement that emerged in the mid-to-late seventies. His debut album was released in 1977, after which he formed a backing band and became Elvis Costello & the Attractions until 1986; the band reunited briefly several times in subsequent years. Formed in 2001, Elvis Costello & the Imposters presently consists of two former Attractions, pianist Steve Nieve, and drummer Pete Thomas, plus bassist Davey Faragher. Costello and the Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 and Costello was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2019 for services to music. Recording rock, country, jazz, and classical music throughout his career, Costello returned to pop with his 25th and most recent album, Look Now, released on October 12, 2018.

Co-headlining with Blondie at Forest Hills Stadium, Costello and the Imposters performed only two songs from his most recent album; the rest of the concert pivoted largely on his best known and most rocking songs. Many of these songs were from his punk rock period in the late nineteen-seventies; Costello tempered his anger in the early eighties, so the vintage songs were given a lighter tone but were nevertheless built for rocking. The set began with “Pump It Up,” and Costello did just that. He continued with signature songs until he introduced a newer song he co-wrote with Burt Bacharach, “Photographs Can Lie,” followed by “Mr. & Mrs. Hush,” a song he said he wrote for a forthcoming musical. While Costello’s crooning was executed well, he temporarily seemed to lose his audience with these bland mainstream endeavors. “Watching the Detectives” re-engaged the audience, as did “Everyday I Write the Book,” where Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee moved from their back-up vocalist positions to flank Costello center stage in soulful call-and-response singing. Much of the concert featured close-up footage and clever graphics on large screens, reaching a peak with the night-closing song, a cover of “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding,” which was accompanied in part by a slide show of Costello’s family members in military uniform. Costello can record all the pop, country, and jazz albums he wants, but the public demonstrated that what they craved most was Costello the rocker."

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