While longshot rumors of an appearance at this year’s Coachella Festival never came to fruition, April is as good a time as any for Elvis Costello to begin a tour. The U.K. singer-songwriter will be touring the U.S. throughout April and May (via Slicing Up Eyeballs). His tour will include performances with The Imposters, The Sugarcanes, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and by himself.
Not that seeing him solo isn’t worth the price of admission, but the Dallas shows sound particularly salivating. If you live in the area and have put off seeing Costello live, now might be the time to check him out.
He’ll begin his tour April 7 with solo dates in California and Arizona, then bring along The Imposters for an Atlantic City stop and a Biloxi, Mississippi stop. Starting April 20, Costello will bounce around the east coast with The Sugarcanes, playing Boston, Jacksonville and Richmond. The turn of the month will see Costello and The Sugarcanes at MerleFest and the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Costello will rejoin the Imposters for one more date in Reno before a two-night stay in Dallas May 28 and 29, where he will be accompanied by the century-old, 40-person Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
The Sugarcanes contributed to Costello’s T-Bone Burnett-produced 2009 album Secret, Profane & Sugarcane. The Imposters, formed in 2002, feature the members of longtime Costello backing band The Attractions, minus bassist Bruce Thomas.
Elvis Costello 2010 Tour Dates:
04/07 – Davis, CA @ Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
04/08 – Napa, CA @ Napa Valley Opera House
04/09 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Cultural Center for the Arts
04/11 – San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theater at UCSD
04/12 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Christopher Cohan Center at CSU
04/13 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre at UCSB
04/16 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Caesars Circus Maximus *
04/17 – Biloxi, MS @ IP Casino Resort *
04/20 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre #
04/22 – Washington,DC @ Warner Theatre #
04/23 – New York, NY @ United Palace #
04/24 – Richmond, VA @ The National Club #
04/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle #
04/27 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre #
04/29 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz Fest #
05/01 – Wilkesboro, NC @ MerleFest #
05/15 – Reno, NV @ Peppermill Casino *
05/28-05/29 – Dallas, TX @ Meyerson Symphony Center %
* = w/ The Imposters
# = w/ The Sugarcanes
% = w/ Dallas Symphony Orchestra