Elvis Costello played Wellmont Theater again (pics)
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
[Elvis Costello & The Imposters] were barely a third of the way through [their set] and had already played “Radio Radio,” “No Action,” “Miracle Man” and “(What’s So Funny About) Peace, Love and Understanding,” as well as a cover of Nick Lowe’s “Heart of the City,” before kicking into an amped-up version of the Larry Williams song cut by the Beatles, “Slow Down.”
Which they didn’t.
Following close behind was “I Don’t Want to Go to Chelsea,” “Shabby Doll,” “Town Cryer” and “Little Fool.”
So much for anyone trying to handicap a set list – for some of us a welcome change in the Internet age. Allow yourself the opportunity to be surprised, the message goes, and you will be.
Costello and the band sprinted from one marquee tune to the next, barely stopping to catch a breath in the 32-song marathon. Many of the set-ups came courtesy of “The Spectacular Spinning Songbook,” a 12-foot-tall wheel that Elvis debuted a quarter-century ago. [Cliffview Pilot]
More pictures from last night below…