Elvis Costello has announced his first ever full-scale concerts at New York City's legendary Carnegie Hall. That's not to say that Costello's never taken the stage at the hallowed venue, with Vintage Vinyl News posting: "Although he played at the venue in 2001 with Spinal Tap, this is the first time that his name has been on the marquee."
Costello's 11-city solo acoustic tour, begins on June 9th in St. Paul, Minnesota and winds things down over two nights on June 24th and 25th at Carnegie Hall. Along the way, he’ll make stop s is Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Toronto, Ontario; Cleveland, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; Atlanta, Georgia; along with Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee.
While on the road, Costello often performs a mix of songs from his extensive catalogue. He told us how some of his classic tunes translate on to the live stage: "You find the essential core instruments that make the performance work in concert. This I discovered early on. The first five records that I recorded -- five or six really -- could all be performed and it would sound very close to the recording because that's who was playing on the record. The overdubs were minimal. The only missing aspect on the early Attractions records were the vocal harmonies that I did. Now with the Imposters, even just adding one voice singing the harmonic interval in the songs that were recorded originally by the Attractions makes them much brighter. The choruses speak in certain songs much better than they ever did before."
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