Elvis Costello/The Imposters play Perth, Feb. 6'13

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Elvis Costello/The Imposters play Perth, Feb. 6'13

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:05 pm

Who's going?

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Re: Elvis Costello/The Imposters play Perth, Feb. 6'13

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:17 pm

So, who's going?

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Re: Elvis Costello/The Imposters play Perth, Feb. 6'13

Postby And No Coffee Table » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:06 am

12-minute radio interview promoting the show:
http://blogs.abc.net.au/wa/2013/01/elvi ... perth.html

He's asked about the album with the Roots but doesn't reveal much about it.

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Re: Elvis Costello/The Imposters play Perth, Feb. 6'13

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:27 pm

Anyone ?!

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Re: Elvis Costello/The Imposters play Perth, Feb. 6'13

Postby Azmuda » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:43 pm

claybo76 has posted a setlist here:

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/elvis-costello-and-the-imposters/2013/kings-park-botanic-gardens-perth-australia-bdbd5aa.html

    I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
    High Fidelity
    Uncomplicated
    Radio Radio
    Everyday I Write the Book
    Rocking Horse Road
    Song With Rose
    Cry, Cry, Cry (Johnny Cash cover)
    (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
    Indoor Fireworks
    A Slow Drag With Josephine
    Jimmie Standing in the Rain
    Watching the Detectives
    Turpentine
    (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
    Alison
    Oliver's Army
    Heart of the City (Nick Lowe cover)
    Pump It Up
    (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? (Nick Lowe cover)

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Re: Elvis Costello/The Imposters play Perth, Feb. 6'13

Postby bronxapostle » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:47 pm

i LOVE that ICSUFFD as the opener..especially if it is the one he's been doing of late with the slow (NEW YEARS EVE 1981) intro. COOL!

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Re: Elvis Costello/The Imposters play Perth, Feb. 6'13

Postby And No Coffee Table » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:05 pm

Elvis Costello leaves Kings Park wanting more
From: PerthNow February 07, 2013 4:52PM

ROCK 'n' roll is big business these days, with every element organised in fine detail - and that's just behind the scenes.

With most bands this also includes their set lists, which vary only slightly as the tour makes its way around the world.

But Elvis Costello was having none of that, as he ended his Australian tour as part of the Day on the Green festival at Kings Park Botanic Gardens last night.

The 57-year-old English rocker, a frequent visitor to Australia since he first came here with the Attractions in 1978, brought a new band - the Imposters, featuring original Attractions Steve Nieve (keys) and Pete Thomas (drums) plus bass player Davey Faragher - down under, with the set list chosen in the more usual way by Costello and the band.

The current tour's Spinning Songbook concept features 40 selections of hits, rarities and surprises each night, with the band playing whatever song the wheel lands on.

Unfortunately the spinning wheel only made it Sydney and Melbourne but that didn't stop Costello from changing tune for his eager Perth fans, pumping out 20 of the greatest in just under 90 minutes - and he wanted to keep going.

The crowd got moving at the man's insistence with High Fidelity, while Costello kept them dancing while showing he was more than a clever songwriter on Uncomplicated, belting out wicked riff after riff as sweat flew from under his choc-nut coloured trademark hat.

Solo renditions of A Slow Drag With Josephine and Jimmie Standing in the Rain on acoustic were poignant, as was a cover of Johnny Cash's Cry, Cry, Cry.

The Imposters joined Costello back on stage for crowd favourite Watching the Detectives, before they launched into a series of classics, reluctantly finishing the set with the Nick Lowe cover (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?

If Costello wasn't sure what Australian city he was in, the crowd certainly knew when when he sputtered his final words on tour, at 10.20pm:

"We want to play more but they won't let us."

And with that, Elvis left the park.

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Re: Elvis Costello/The Imposters play Perth, Feb. 6'13

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:57 am

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entert ... imposters/

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REVIEW: Elvis Costello and the Imposters
The West Australian February 8, 2013

CONCERT
Elvis Costello and the Imposters
; the Sunnyboys
Kings Park
Wednesday, February 6

REVIEW: SIMON COLLINS

Elvis Costello has returned to Perth twice since he last played Kings Park back in 2007. He delivered a blistering solo set at the Fremantle Arts Centre in 2009 and then was here for West Coast Blues 'n' Roots two years ago.

However the London-born erstwhile punk rocker has distinct memories from his previous evening in the park, in particular of fans wading through the duck pond to get close to the stage.

The seating now covers the water.

At the final date of Costello's Australian tour with his long-time band, the Imposters, he told close to 4000 fans that he was "glad you didn't have to swim out to me".

We didn't get the giant song wheel the man born Declan McManus used to randomly select songs at the east coast shows but we did get a terrific greatest-hits set performed with gusto that's rare in a bunch of blokes the wrong side of 50.

Costello was joined by former Attractions, keyboardist Steve Nieve and great rock drummer Pete Thomas, as well as bassist Davey Faragher, an Imposter since 2001.

The foursome hit the stage with steely intent, running through five songs - including High Fidelity, Radio Radio and a robust version of Everyday I Write the Book - without breaking stride.

Sweat began to drip from the brim of Costello's hat as fans in the front rows followed his exhortation to stand up.

The hit parade took a breather as Costello covered Johnny Cash's Cry!Cry! Cry! after performing Song With Rose, a song he wrote with Rosanne Cash. From country to 1920s- style jazz, a solo Costello then performed A Slow Drag with Josephine and Jimmie Standing in the Rain, both from his most recent album, 2010's National Ransom. "This is how rock used to be in WA in 1922," he remarked.

The history lesson continued with Costello and chums showing us how rock used to be in the late 70s, a police siren heralding an epic take on early singles Watching the Detectives and (I Don't Want to Go To) Chelsea.

With the vigour of the early part of the show re-established, fans got a greatest- hits finale, with Alison, Pump It Up and Oliver's Army rubbing shoulders with a couple of Nick Lowe numbers, Heart of the City and a feisty finale of (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding. Brilliant.

After Stephen Cummings and Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons performed in the late afternoon - the twin saxophones on the latter's Shape I'm In could be heard throughout Kings Park - reunited Sydney power-pop outfit the Sunnyboys impressed fans who probably hadn't seen them since the 80s.
Jeremy and Peter Oxley, along with gun guitarist Richard Burgman and drummer Bill Bilson, put the band back together last year for the Hoodoo Gurus' excellent Dig It Up festival. Given the rapturous reception for 1981 hits Happy Man and, especially, Alone With You, there could be more Sunny days ahead.


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