Elvis Costello is currently on his spring leg of his Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers tour where he's framing selections from 1982’s Imperial Bedroom album with “the songs that led in and out of that velvet-trimmed playhouse." (You also get lots of great stories and anecdotes as well.) The tour hits NYC on Thursday (6/15) at Central Park SummerStage and you can still get tickets.

He and The Imposters, which includes original Attractions members Pete Thomas (drums) and Steve Nieve (keyboards), were in Chicago earlier this week (6/12) for a show at Huntington Bank Pavillion, and you can check out pictures from that show in the gallery above and the setlist is below. As for more specifically what to expect, here's a bit from The OC Register's review of his Los Angeles show:

As Costello noted near the finish of the 30 songs he scattered across two and a half hours, his debut record, “My Aim Is True,” was recorded in 24 hours, while for the featured album here “we booked ourselves 12 weeks in the studio, and we thought, ‘Now we’re really living!'”

Costello and the Imposters – keyboardist Steve Nieve and drummer Pete Thomas from the Attractions, bassist Davey Faragher the longtime replacement for Attraction Bruce Thomas – went on stage just after 8 p.m., opening the night with “The Loved Ones” while many fans were still making their way into the venue through long lines at the security checkpoints. After “… And In Every Home” he paused to chat with the crowd for a moment, the first of many cheerfully sardonic asides.

“Every other song I felt like singing tonight felt like a satirical routine,” Costello said in a subtle political jibe. ” ‘Waiting For The End Of The World,’ ‘Brilliant Mistake, ‘American Gangster Time.'”

All of Elvis Costello & The Imposters remaining tour dates are listed below.


SETLIST: Elvis Costello @ Huntington Bank Pavillion, Chicago 6/12/2017
On Your Way Down(Allen Toussaint)
The Loved Ones
...And in Every Home
Accidents Will Happen
(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea
Tears Before Bedtime
Moods for Moderns
Shabby Doll
Human Hands
Green Shirt
Go Tell (Your Quiet Sister)
Watching the Detectives
The Long Honeymoon
Indoor Fireworks
Kid About It
King Horse
You Little Fool
Pidgin English

Shot With His Own Gun
Talking in the Dark
Boy With a Problem
Almost Blue
The Lovers That Never Were
Beyond Belief
Man Out of Time
High Fidelity

Encore 2:
Everyday I Write the Book
Pump It Up
(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

Elvis Costello @ The Imposters - 2017 Tour Dates
Jun 15 Summer Stage Central Park New York, NY
Jun 16 Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA
Jun 17 Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center Canandaigua, NY
Jun 20 Richmond Raceway Complex Amphitheater Richmond, VA
Jun 21 Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC
Jul 16 Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, WI
Jul 17 Frederik Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids, MI
Jul 18 Fraze Pavilion Dayton, OH
Jul 20 Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada
Jul 21 Brewery Ommegang Cooperstown, NY
Jul 23 Shelburne Museum Shelburne, VT
Jul 24 Thompson's Point Portland, ME
Jul 25 Providence Performing Arts Providence, RI

photos by James Richards IV