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Elvis Costello & Blondie played Forest Hills (pics, setlist, video, “Old Town Road” cover)

The great double-bill tour of Elvis Costello and Blondie hit NYC on Wednesday for an evening packed with new wave classics at Forest Hills Stadium. Backed by The Imposters (which includes Attractions members Steve Nieve and Pet Thomas), Elvis’ set was jam-packed with hits, kicking off with “Pump it Up,” and keeping that up with “Clubland,” Accidents Will Happen,” “Watching the Detectives,” “Less Than Zero,” “I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down,” “Every Day I Write the Book,” “Allison,” a night-closing (and still 100% relevant) “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding” and more.

Blondie opened the evening with “One Way or Another” and their set included “Hanging on the Telephone,” “Call Me,” “Rapture,” Atomic,” “Dreaming” and more. And, as they’ve been doing on this tour, they did a short cover of Lil Nas X’s unstoppable #1, “Old Town Road.” You can watch video of that from the Boston stop of their tour below.

Setlists and video for Elvis and Blondie at Forest HIlls are below, and pictures from the night are in the gallery above.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters will be back in the NYC area this fall on their Just Trust tour, playing two nights at Capitol Theatre.

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SETLIST: Elvis Costello & The Imposters @ Forest Hills Stadium 7/24/2019
Pump It Up
Miracle Man
Clubland
Accidents Will Happen
Green Shirt
Photographs Can Lie(The Look of Love Intro)
Mr & Mrs Hush
Beyond Belief
Watching the Detectives
A Face in the Crowd
This Year’s Girl
Less Than Zero
I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down
High Fidelity
Everyday I Write the Book
Alison
(What’s So Funny Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

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SETLIST: Blondie @ Forest Hills Stadium 7/24/2019
One Way or Another
Hanging on the Telephone
Fun
Call Me
Maria
Too Much
Rapture
Old Town Road (Lil Nas X)
Fade Away and Radiate
The Tide is High
Orchid Club
Atomic
Heart of Glass
Encore
You’re Too Hot
Dreaming

photos by Ester Segretto

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