Posted in music | tour dates on May 18, 2011

Elvis Costello

From Elvis Costello:

I'm very sorry to have to postpone our date at the Wellmont Theatre but I would rather disappoint our friends and tickets-holders than cheat them with an inferior show. Having unfortunately contracted bronchitis, the success of the Chicago Theatre show on the 15th of May was in large part thanks to the wonderful crowd and our many willing and good-humoured participants in the Spectacular Spinning Songbook. They inspired 2 and 1/2 hour performance well beyond its occasionally audible vocal limitations. Against the express advice of a doctor but mindful that people had traveled from as far as Cleveland and Lexington for the show in Cincinnati, our show there went ahead on the 16th of May. We enjoyed an incredible welcome of Taft Theatre crowd, my voice rallied for another show or more than two hours but this was at a cost. To proceed further without adequate recovery would risk cancellation of the remaining dates of "The Revolver Tour." We will make every effort to re-schedule the Wellmont Theatre date when "The Revolver" tour rolls out again in not too distant future. Once again, I send my regrets and apologies for any disappointment and inconvenience.

Yours through music. Elvis Costello a.k.a. Napoleon Dynamate - M.C. of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook.

The Wellmont show was supposed to happen tonight (5/18). No new NJ date yet. Elvis is scheduled to play three shows at Becaon Theater in NYC later this month. More dates HERE.



Comments (20)

the world will end on 5/21/11 6pm

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 1:20 AM

ahh a real artist. Respectful, insightful, legendary..

Odd future? PLEASE....fuckin joke.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 1:58 AM

"F--k you! SWAAAAAAGGG!"



Posted by kyle | May 18, 2011 3:09 AM

with his croaking, i mean singing, i thought he always had bronchitis.

Posted by donn | May 18, 2011 8:50 AM

2:06 is the guy in that picture...It's obviously just self-promotion.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 9:03 AM

what's so funnny bout chickpeas and understanding? WHOOAAHHHH

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 9:21 AM

@2:06 - you're the dude that sucked me off in the bathroom. yo, that was hot; send me your number.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 9:23 AM

"with his croaking, i mean singing, i thought he always had bronchitis."

with his witty (not) posts and underwhelming intellect, i always thought DONN was an asshole.

now confirmed.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 9:29 AM

Hope Elvis gets well and transfers his bronchitis to some of you BV parasites.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 10:00 AM

Bronvis Elchitis has Costello.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 10:17 AM

hummus down the wrong pipe, happens to the best of them...get well soon EC!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 11:31 AM

It's crazy how much weight he lost! Looking good dude!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 12:31 PM

i believe the medical profession now prescribes mashed chickpeas 4 times daily for such ailments

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 1:43 PM

& how did he refer to Ray Charles?

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 6:13 PM

Ray Charles is overrated as hell anyway. But supposedly Elvis only said what he said only to annoy Bonnie Bramlett.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 6:21 PM

Punks don't apologize, or play with string bands

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2011 6:35 PM

Ray Charles - overrated? Funny post.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2011 6:34 PM

Elvis Costello's show at the Beacon on Monday night was a let-down. I saw the Spinning Songbook show back in the 1980s. Elvis relied more on what he had pre-arranged, and only invited maybe 6 people up on stage to spin. The Napoleon Dynamite character was basically retired early in the show. He brought his brother and the brother's Irish band to perform 2 songs, including "American without Tears". Then late in the show, he brought up 3 girls, one of which just happened (duh) to be the drummer's daughter Tennessee, who also played drums. She performed with the band, and later came back out during the encores. I had told my wife what a great show this would be, and I was disappointed. She loved it, since she likes his old stuff and the hits, and hated the recent albums. I can really do without "alison" and "detectives" for the rest of my life, having heard them all the dozen or more times I have seen Elvis in concert.

Posted by stuart in nyc | May 24, 2011 9:42 AM

elvis ya

Posted by Jamie | March 11, 2014 12:41 PM

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