Elvis and the Imposters play Derry/Londonderry 27 June 2013

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Elvis and the Imposters play Derry/Londonderry 27 June 2013

Postby Ulster Boy » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:43 pm

As part of Londonderry city of culture according to local paper...
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Re: New UK date 2013?

Postby Top balcony » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:49 pm

Hi UB
Do you know when exactly? One of my wife's friends is a resident of Derry and has asked us over to take in the Capital celebrations, this could be very timely indeed.

[ btw - have you checked your entry in the Trading section recently?]

All the best

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Re: New UK date 2013?

Postby Ulster Boy » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:14 pm

TB, no dates yet - full programme is due to be announced today. The story is from this week's Londonderry Sentinel:

http://www.londonderrysentinel.co.uk/ne ... -1-4405118

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Re: New UK date 2013?

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:09 am

No Costello listing in this, so far -

http://www.cityofculture2013.com/event/ ... es-dj-set/

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Re: New UK date 2013?

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Re: New UK date 2013?

Postby Top balcony » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:21 pm

thanks, fingers considerably crossed for this

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Re: New UK date 2013?

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:05 pm

The Ebrington venue is , it seems, going to be temporary structure/marquee in a disused army barracks. The capacity is reported as c.4000.

http://www.ilex-urc.com/Sites/Ebrington ... rplan.aspx

http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthre ... 2056773719

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'Its costing €5million euroto erect for the year, the tent has just been used in wembley and the olympics, I was inside it today and it is pretty impressive, I must say, ok so people saying it a waste of money at £13,000 a day to keep there, but think of the local economy when it host varies event throughout 2013 and the money that will generate, it will be far more than €5million .


http://www.ilex-urc.com/Projects/Touris ... 81%29.aspx

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Re: New UK date 2013?

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:00 am

Has Elvis ever been, er, announced by a Government minister before ?

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/index ... s-city.htm

Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has described Derry as a “City of Opportunity” in 2013.

~ Thursday, 25 October 2012

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The Minister was speaking as she revealed one of the City of Culture community projects - BT Portrait of a City. The Minister also announced the date of the 27 of June 2013 for an Elvis Costello concert in the New Pavilion, Ebrington.

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Re: New UK date 2013?

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:46 am

With the news that the Imposters are part of the show in the Irish Republic a few days later it seems fair to assume that they will also be part of this show.

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Re: New UK date 2013?

Postby sulky lad » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:23 am

http://www.stubhub.co.uk/elvis-costello ... 3-4127088/
StubHub seem to be confident there will be a second date at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham but the Town Hall/Symphony Hall website have no details as yet !

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Derry/Londonderry 27 June 2

Postby Ulster Boy » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:40 pm

Tickets now on sale:

http://www.cityofculture2013.com/news/e ... announced/


Elvis Costello Announced!

The big gigs continue to be announced for 2013 and following the success of his recent Revolver tour, Elvis Costello will revolve again next year. The Grammy Award winning artist will play live in Derry-Londonderry as part of City of Culture 2013. Elvis Costello & The Imposters play at The Venue 2013, Ebrington on Thursday June 27th 2013. Tickets are priced (£27.50 – £41.50) and are on sale now at The Millennium Forum and online at www.millenniumforum.co.uk

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Derry/Londonderry 27 June 2

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Derry/Londonderry 27 June 2

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:00 am

Well it was 'direct' when I first opened it.I'll check it out later.


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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Derry/Londonderry 27 June 2

Postby Ulster Boy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:07 pm

All a bit confusing. The link shows seating plans for the Millenium in Derry but the gig is at the temporary Vital Venue at Ebrington. And there's a VIP package available via Ticketmaster...

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Derry/Londonderry 27 June 2

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:55 pm

Indeed. I'm blase about it 'cos, if I go, I'll pick up a ticket on the day.


And there's a VIP package available via Ticketmaster...



http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/180 ... orcatid=1#

The Elvis Costello VIP Platinum Package Package includes:

Premium reserved seat ticket
Limited edition signed Elvis Costello Litho
Limited edition National Ransack EP
Elvis Costello Pick Pack


£116.50


Right...good luck flogging that!

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Derry/Londonderry 27 June 2

Postby Ulster Boy » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:08 am

Feature on the venue ("The Venue") on BBC Northern Ireland, 23.06 in:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... 8_01_2013/

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Derry/Londonderry 27 June 2

Postby Ulster Boy » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:49 am

I'm going to this, anyone else?

Looking forward to it but it'll have to go some to top three stellar shows in Belfast in the last few weeks - Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle and (best of all) The Who last night.

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Derry/Londonderry 27 June 2

Postby Ulster Boy » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:08 am

Anyone any idea if this (first show in Northern Ireland with full band since 1984) will be a wheel show or not? I have a friend coming with me who has never seen him and I don't want to talk it up if it turns out to be a straight show (which would be fine by me). The other Irish dates seem to be more like festivals, so my hunch is they won't bring all the wheel paraphenalia.

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Derry/Londonderry 27 June 2

Postby And No Coffee Table » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:38 am

According to the official site, it's a non-wheel show.

http://www.elviscostello.com/news/elvis ... -dates/401

Brighton and Canterbury on June 22 and 23 are the only remaining wheel shows which have been announced.

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Derry/Londonderry 27 June 2

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:31 pm

It'll be interesting to see if Elvis starts popping up on various media outlets here to promote the shows in Ireland. None are sold out so a emphasis on a ' walk up ' audience seems the only option. I will be going to the Westport show. I had all kinds of notions of also going to either Derry or Cork. That isn't happening. After the excellence of the Southend show I feel it would be best to focus on seeing and appreciating one festival show - otherwise it really would be just too much of a good thing!


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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Derry/Londonderry 27 June 2

Postby Ulster Boy » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:57 pm

Updated story. The print version incorrectly said this was his first show in Northern Ireland in almost 30 years, seemingly the writer missed the 1989, 1999, 2002 and 2011 shows.

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Derry/Londonderry 27 June 2

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:20 pm

http://twitter.com/julierob91/status/35 ... 69/photo/1

Elvis Costello called in for a cuppa tay when his tour bus broke down! Agri Mac to the rescue! @AGRIMAC_IRELAND http://pic.twitter.com/2mxz2ovjZU

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Derry/Londonderry 27 June 2

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:52 pm

Twitter:

Elvis Costello just played Tramp the Dirt Down in Derry


my da's pure fan girling, just ran up to the stage and left me sitting like a loner hahahahaha


Longest encore EVER! It's like the 2nd half of the show.


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