Elvis Costello brings “Hello Again” tour to PPAC in October

Elvis Costello. Photo: Paul Moore

Elvis Costello and the Imposters announced a new tour Tuesday, after a year without any performances. The “Hello Again tour kicks off October 13 in Memphis, TN and comes to the Providence Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 28th.

Costello & The Imposters will perform songs from the throughout his career, and according to a press release, “Hello Again” will also “see the first performances of songs from the future, as the band time-travel in all directions.”

Costello is perhaps best known for the songs, “Alison”, “Pump It Up”, “Everyday I Write The Book” and his rendition of the Nick Lowe song, “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding”.

His record catalogue of more than thirty albums includes the contrasting pop and rock & roll albums, “This Year’s Model”, ”Armed Forces”, “Imperial Bedroom”, “Blood and Chocolate” and “King Of America” along with an album of country covers, “Almost Blue” and two collections of orchestrally
accompanied piano ballads, “Painted From Memory” – with Burt Bacharach and “North”.

He has performed worldwide with his bands, The Attractions, His Confederates – which featured two members of Elvis Presley’s “T.C.B” band – and his current group, The Imposters – Steve Nieve, Pete Thomas and Davey Faragher – as well as solo concerts, most recently his acclaimed solo
show, “Detour”.

Costello has entered into songwriting collaborations with Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, the Brodsky Quartet and with Allen Toussaint for the album “The River In Reverse”, the first major label recording project to visit New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and completed there while the city was
still under curfew.

Elvis Costello and The Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. In the same year, Costello was awarded ASCAP’s prestigious Founder’s Award.

The Imposters last performed at PPAC in 2017, where Costello closed out his “Imperial Bedroom” tour.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 23, 2021 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at ppacri.org and by phone at 401.421.ARTS (2787). Tickets are $99.50 – $39.50; all ticket prices include a $4 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P.

PPAC has no capacity restrictions; all PPAC event employees are fully vaccinated. PPAC is a GBAC STAR® accredited performing arts venue, indicating that the theatre has adopted the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. PPAC is following current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines as recommended by the CDC and state government (PPAC’s COVID-19 Safety Measures can be accessed here).


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