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Elvis Costello – new album & 2009 Tour Dates (Beacon Theatre, Count Basie, Telluride & Bonnaroo)

Secret, Profane & Sugarcane
Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello‘s new album ‘Secret, Profane & Sugarcane’ will be released by Hear Music on June 2nd.

The record was produced by T Bone Burnett and recorded by Mike Piersante during a three-day session at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studio.

Joining Costello were Jerry Douglas (dobro), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Mike Compton (mandolin), Jeff Taylor (accordion) and Dennis Crouch (double bass), some of the most highly regarded recording artists and musicians in traditional American country music, Bluegrass and beyond.

Several of these songs, including “Down Among The Wines and Spirits”, were given their first public performances during Costello’s acclaimed solo appearances as part of “The Bob Dylan Show” in late 2007.

The album includes ten previously unrecorded songs. “Sulphur to Sugarcane” and “The Crooked Line”, were co-written with T Bone Burnett while, “I Felt The Chill” marks Costello’s second recorded songwriting collaboration with Loretta Lynn.

Costello revisits two songs from his catalogue in string band style. Both songs were originally written for Johnny Cash. “Hidden Shame” was indeed included on Cash’s album, “Boom Chicka Boom”…

….Select US tour dates featuring musicians from the album — dubbed “The Sugarcanes” — will follow in June and August, 2009.

Elvis Costello has announced some of those June tour dates including June 9th in Red Bank, June 10th at the Beacon Theatre in NYC, June 13th at Bonnaroo, and June 19th in Telluride, Colorado for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday.

The new Elvis album track list, a video segment from Elvis’s Sundance TV show “Spectacle” (with Jenny Lewis, M Ward, and Zooey Deschanel), and all tour dates, below…

“SECRET, PROFANE, & SUGARCANE” TRACK LIST
1. Down Among the Wine and Spirits
2. Complicated Shadows
3. I Felt the Chill
4. My All Time Doll
5. Hidden Shame
6. She Handed Me a Mirror
7. I Dreamed of My Old Lover
8. How Deep is the Red
9. She Was No Good
10. Sulfur to Sugarcane
11. Red Cotton
12. The Crooked Line
13. Changing Partners

“Due to the division of the music over four sides, the vinyl edition will contain two additional tracks, a arrangement of Lou Reed’s “Femme Fatale” and Costello’s sequel to the old Appalachian murder ballad, “Omie Wise”, entitled, “What Lewis Did Last”.

Beginning June 2, ‘Secret, Profane & Sugarcane’ will be available at participating Starbucks company-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and wherever music is sold.”

Elvis Costello – 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 22 – Basingstoke GB The Anvil *
Apr 23 – London GB The Barbican Centre *
Apr 24 – Birmingham GB Symphony Hall *
Apr 26 – Glasgow GB Royal Concert Hall *
Apr 27 – Manchester GB Bridgewater Hall *
Apr 29 – Bristol GB St George’s Hall *
May 02 – Memphis TN US Memphis Beale St Festival **
Jun 09 – Red Bank NJ US Count Basie Theatre
Jun 10 – New York NY US Beacon Theatre
Jun 11 – Vienna VA US Wolf Trap
Jun 13 – Manchester TN US Bonnaroo
Jun 14 – Cary NC US Booth Amphitheatre
Jun 16 – Nashville TN US Ryman Auditorium
Jun 19 – Telluride CO US Telluride Festival

* Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet
** Elvis Costello and The Popular Trend

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