|Chugg Entertainment proudly presents ELVIS COSTELLO RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA ON HIS SOLO TOUR IN OCTOBER
With special guest Shelley Harland
ELVIS COSTELLO has followed his musical curiosity in a career spanning more than three decades. He is probably best known for his performances with The Attractions, The Imposters and his concert appearances with pianist Steve Nieve.
With a new album SECRET, PROFANE AND SUGARCANE just released, produced by T Bone Burnett, during a three-day session at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studio, comes the announcement that he will hit the road with an Australian tour in October this year. This very special tour will feature Elvis, his guitars, his songs and his stories!
The tour begins at the Fremantle Arts Centre in West Australia on Thursday 8th October before heading to Victoria to play the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday 10th October, then on to Hobart for a show at Wrest Point Casino on Sunday 11th October. From there, Elvis heads north for his show at Canberra’s Royal Theatre on Wednesday 14th October. The tour then travels to Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Thursday 15th October and finishes up in Brisbane on Sunday 18th October at the Convention Centre. Special guest support will be Shelley Harland who has just released her new album Red Leaf.
Having collaborated with Burt Bacharach, Paul McCartney, The Brodsky Quartet, Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie Von Otter and record producer/songwriter T Bone Burnett to name just a few, it’s little wonder Costello continues to inspire and delight music fans around the world.
Costello has always been a favoured son in Australia having toured here many times since the late 70’s. The last tour to these shores was as the main attraction for the Sydney Festival when he performed three very different shows with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Brodsky Quartet and Steve Nieve.
Boasting a back catalogue of over 40 albums including This Years Model, Imperial Bedroom, King Of America, All This Useless Beauty, The Delivery Man, North and Secret, Profane and Sugarcane, his Australian concerts will feature songs covering his entire career.
Costello’s songs have been recorded by a great number of artists – the list of performers reflects his interest in a wide range of musical styles: George Jones, Johnny Cash, Chet Baker, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Loretta Lynne and No Doubt. He began a songwriting partnership with his wife, the jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall resulting in six songs included in her highly successful album The Girl In The Other Room. Grammy Award winner, Elvis has been awarded ASCAP’s prestigious Founder’s Award, inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and nominated for an Oscar for the song The Scarlett Tide, co-written by T Bone Burnett, performed by Alison Krauss in the movie Cold Mountain.
As for now, this multi talented performer will present an incredible night of entertainment with songs from the present, past and future. A must-see for every music fan.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES – OCTOBER 2009
Thu 8 Oct – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle
www.heatseeker.com.au and the usual outlets
Sat 10 Oct – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Sun 11 Oct – Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart
Wed 14 Oct – Royal Theatre, Canberra
Thu 15 Oct – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Sun 18 Oct – Convention Centre, Brisbane
TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS ON SALE 9AM, TUESDAY 21ST JULY