Elvis Costello is irrefutably one of the UK’s leading singer/songwriters. Back in the seventies he had hit after hit with songs such as, ‘Oliver’s Army,’ ‘Watching the Detectives’ and ‘Pump It Up.’ Costello’s rendition of the Charles Aznavour song ‘She,’ was a mind-blowing side step from the pure pop sensibilities that his fans were accustomed to at that time, and didn’t he sing it well!
This highly respected and truly established artist is coming to London this June when his much acclaimed Revolver Tour hits Britain. Elvis Costello and the Impostors play the perfect Royal Albert Hall, London.
The Vaudevillian Revolving Wheel of Song
In 2012 Elvis Costello and the Impostors toured to great acclaim. The reviews were overwhelmingly positive. Audience members were invited to spin a wheel in order to dictate the next song that Elvis and his band were going to play.
Obviously this took away the responsibility from Elvis Costello and the Impostors to work out a set list in the dressing room. What a great simple idea! Let the hand of fate and the audience decide what the order of songs would be!
You can imagine Elvis and the Impostors tentatively hoping that there wouldn’t be too many slow songs grouped together.
The great Vaudevillian contraption rotated and Elvis awaited his fate amiably with a twinkle in his eye because this great musician need not worry about which song is thrown up by the wheel as we can rest assure that this great artist has mastered his songs immaculately by now!
The highly innovative and fun 2012 tour got some great reviews. “A funny, boisterous, big hearted music hall variety show,” said the Times. “Showman Elvis spins his big hits,” stated the Telegraph. “The gig was remarkable and Elvis was the real master and commander,” the Evening Standard declared, whilst the Independent referred to the tour as being, “Breathtakingly personal.”
This year’s tour promises to be equally as impressive and is simply a must see for music fans everywhere. You’ll have the chance to see Elvis Costello spin a song for you at the Royal Albert Hall on June 4 and 6, 2013.