Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11, 2013

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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:09 am

$550.00 for cheapest seat!

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Postby bronxapostle » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:51 am

cool...in that it appears more U.S. dates for May are in the wind!

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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby krm » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:13 pm

I see that there are some goodies included in the price :-)


ALL PACKAGES AND TICKETS INCLUDE:
• Complimentary beverages for you and your guests throughout the evening

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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby sulky lad » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:14 pm

Just as well VG and I aren't going, we'd soon put EC out of pocket !!! :lol:

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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby legman open to offers » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:51 pm

Cannot afford that for sure. Austin is doable. Any other Texas dates?
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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby migdd » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:04 pm

Looks to be a one-off corporate gig.

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Postby legman open to offers » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:10 pm

Another gig wasted on the well heeled :?
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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:47 pm

But at least parking's included in the price.

I'd love to go but I'm already committed to taking the kids to a dad's playgroup that day.
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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby TX_Fan » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:05 pm

too much $$ for me!

Play some more Texas gigs Elvis....please!
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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:46 pm

http://blog.elancamapts.com/around-town ... in-on-511/

Elvis Costello & The Imposters Coming to Austin on 5/11

Posted on April 8, 2013 By Elan Apartments (Edit)


The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll Elvis Presley isn’t the only famous Elvis in town. Another popular Elvis is still alive and kicking, and he’ll come to town to hold one of the biggest spring concerts in Austin.

He’s none other than English musician Elvis Costello. He and his band The Imposters will perform at the Paramount and Stateside Theatres’ Anniversary Gala on Saturday, May 11th. The show is a one-night only event that you shouldn’t miss.

Front-row tickets are already sold out, but you can still buy tickets for other packages. But be warned: The tickets for the other packages are already limited in number as of now. The anniversary gala has always been sold out, so you may lose your chance to join the biggest party of the year if you wait for too long.

However, you can request to be added to the waiting list for sold-out packages. Contact Development Director Maica Jordan at (512) 692-0519 for such a request, or for any other inquiries.

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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby johnfoyle » Thu May 09, 2013 12:48 am

So, is anyone here going to this?

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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby johnfoyle » Sat May 11, 2013 6:47 pm

Michael Barnes ‏@outandabout tweets -

Very much looking forward to Elvis Costello at Paramount-Stateside Gala.


ParamountAustin Paramount Theatre 10 May
Party Preparation, Anniversary Anticipation. With @ElvisCostello, @TeqPatronMex, @TwinLiquors. pic.twitter.com/unK7hAOgGm


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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat May 11, 2013 8:40 pm

The Imposter tweets:

Showtime in Austin!!! http://pic.twitter.com/9nJH6GeuJ4

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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sat May 11, 2013 9:40 pm

I just saw Elvis Costello rip through about 15 of his best. I am a lucky boy. http://instagram.com/p/ZMfShMr_0X/


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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby Azmuda » Sun May 12, 2013 1:27 pm

Setlist thanks to Darren Courtney:

01. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
02. High Fidelity
03. Radio, Radio
04. Everyday I Write The Book
05. Either Side Of The Same Town
06. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
07. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
08. Good Year For The Roses
09. Watching The Detectives
10. A Slow Drag With Josephine
11. Jimmie Standing In The Rain
12. Beyond Belief
13. Clubland
14. Alison
15. Pump It Up
16. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?

Start time: 8:04 pm
End time: 9:10 pm

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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby MOJO » Sun May 12, 2013 1:32 pm

Nice shot. They are all looking hot in this photo. Horns are up!

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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby johnfoyle » Tue May 14, 2013 6:22 pm

http://www.grammy.com/blogs/elvis-coste ... nt-theatre


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Elvis Costello & The Imposters At The Paramount Theatre

By Lynne Margolis
Austin, Texas

Diehard Elvis Costello fans are generally ready for anything, but the singer knows that certain situations call for minimizing esoteric material in favor of the tried-and-true. The anniversary gala fundraiser for Austin's Paramount and Stateside Theatres on May 11 was such an occasion. Instead of a full-fledged show that might have stretched beyond two hours, GRAMMY winner Costello and the Imposters gave a performance that landed somewhere around 75 minutes and leaned heavily on his better known songs.

Costello and his band — keyboardist Steve Nieve, drummer Pete Thomas and bassist Davey Faragher (also of Cracker fame) — may have concentrated on the most familiar elements of his remarkable 35-year catalog, but they delivered these songs as if they still love playing each one. Instead of rote recitation, they went for reinvigoration, throwing in enough new twists and little surprises to favorites such as "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes" and "(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea" to keep even veteran fans on their toes — or dancing in the aisles, high heels, beaded dresses and all.

At first, it seemed as if the set was progressing at punk-like speed. But in his early Attractions era, most songs fell well under the three-minute mark. "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down," his opener, clocks in 2:06 as recorded on his 1980 album, Get Happy!! "High Fidelity," another track from that album, wasn't much longer, and the exuberant "Radio, Radio," from 1978's This Year's Model, barely broke three minutes.

But the ever-dapper Costello, in a striped suit, silver fedora and always the coolest footwear (on this night, as he pressed a wah-wah pedal during "Everyday I Write The Book," his shiny black shoes showed flashes of turquoise-green) eventually stretched out with deeper tracks. Exercising his peerless vibrato on songs from The Delivery Man (2004), Imperial Bedroom (1982), King Of America (1986), National Ransom (2010), and Momofuku (2008), he also demonstrated his considerable acoustic and electric guitar skills on songs such as "Watching The Detectives." But on that song and others, he also stepped back to allow Royal College of Music-trained Nieve — the mad scientist of keyboard wizardry — to cast his own spells with trills, fills and dramatic arpeggios.

Before paying homage to George Jones with "Good Year For The Roses," he told the story of how Jones jumped the gun on revealing the sex of the twins Costello and wife Diana Krall were then expecting, announcing it to an audience before they'd even told family members.

"That's gonna be a helluva thing to tell the lads when they know who George Jones is," he added.

Costello also prefaced "Jimmie Standing In The Rain," with the tale of an old Vaudevillian who went into "cowboy music," proving his love for paying homage to his influences and his ability to balance reverence with a touch of earthy humor.

For the encore, he turned one of his most beloved hits, "Alison," into a gorgeous homage to the Great American Songbook, adding snippets of "Over The Rainbow" and "West Side Story"'s "Somewhere," rising into an effortless falsetto finish. But he knew better than to leave without a round of "Pump It Up" and "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding."

Open-bar cocktails, helped contribute to the festive atmosphere, as did liberal pre-show live-auction bidding on items such as passage for two on GRAMMY winner Delbert McClinton's next Sandy Beaches Cruise and a signed guitar and photo with Costello. No word on the price the latter package fetched, but whoever won it undoubtedly was even happier with the prize after this show.

Set List: (partial)
"I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down"
"High Fidelity"
"Heart Of The City"
"Radio, Radio"
"Everyday I Write The Book"
"Either Side Of The Same Town"
"Song With Rose"
"(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes"
"Monkey To Man"
"Good Year For The Roses"
"A Slow Drag With Josephine"
"Jimmie Standing In The Rain"
"Almost Blue"
"(I Don't Want to Go To) Chelsea"
"Watching The Detectives"
"Alison"
"Pump It Up"
"(What's So Funny Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding"


(Austin-based journalist Lynne Margolis currently contributes to American Songwriter, NPR-affiliate KUTX-FM's "Texas Music Matters," regional and local magazines including Lone Star Music and Austin Monthly, and newspapers nationwide. She has previously contributed to the Christian Science Monitor (for which she was the "go-to" writer for Beatles stories), Rollingstone.com and Paste magazine. A contributing editor to the encyclopedia, The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen From A To E To Z, she also writes bios for new and established artists.)

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Re: Elvis Costello & The Imposters play Austin, TX, May 11,

Postby Heats101 » Tue May 14, 2013 10:36 pm

Azmuda wrote:Setlist thanks to Darren Courtney:

01. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
02. High Fidelity
03. Radio, Radio
04. Everyday I Write The Book
05. Either Side Of The Same Town
06. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
07. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
08. Good Year For The Roses
09. Watching The Detectives
10. A Slow Drag With Josephine
11. Jimmie Standing In The Rain
12. Beyond Belief
13. Clubland
14. Alison
15. Pump It Up
16. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?

Start time: 8:04 pm
End time: 9:10 pm


Quite a few variances with this and the Lyne Margolis review Set List ( order/additions/missing etc )
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