Jul 11, 2011

ONE OF ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE'S GREATEST ARTISTS OF ALL TIME: ELVIS COSTELLO, SEPTEMBER 22

7.11.11- One of Rolling Stone's Greatest Artists of All Time Coming to Dpac September 22nd. Tickets On Sale Friday, July 15th at noon.

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS
KEEP SONGBOOK SPINNING WITH NEW FALL DATES INCLUDING
DPAC, DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

 

July 11, 2011 (Durham, NC) — Elvis Costello and the Imposters today answer the call of unanimously cheering audiences and critics from coast to coast, announcing a further extension of the massively successful Spinning Songbook tour with a string of fall dates in the Eastern U.S. Including DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 7:30pm.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning July 15th at noon:
• Online at DPACnc.com
• DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
• Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall

Tickets start at $39.50*. Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on Wednesday, July 13th. Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at www.DPACnc.com/friendofdpac. Fans should check local listings for updated tour and ticketing information.

"In keeping with our quest of bringing rock’s best to DPAC, we couldn’t be more proud to host an incredible singer-songwriter like Elvis Costello," said Bob Klaus GM of DPAC. "This is a show we have coveted for almost two years, and to finally land this tour means another once-in-a-lifetime evening on stage at DPAC."

Having begun as a brief two-week stint this spring, the Spinning Songbook tour soon expanded to include 17 additional cities in June and July, garnering acclaim at every turn:

- "Unfettered, free-wheeling fun" – Minneapolis Star-Tribune
- "[The Wheel] was the perfect way to shake up a set list with a couple decades’ worth of excellent material" – Columbus Dispatch
- "Three hours of hilarity, musicality, and unabated joy" – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- "It’s hard to imagine any other musician in the world playing the show that Elvis Costello did" – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At each performance, select fans are invited onstage to spin the Wheel, helping to create new sets at each performance from a collection of 40 banners including hits, rarities, and a few surprises.

Fall 2011 Tour Dates (on sale 7/15 unless otherwise noted):
9/15 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
9/17 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
9/19 – Orlando, FL – Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
9/22 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
9/24 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park*
9/25 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
9/29 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
10/1 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre*
10/3 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
10/5 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theatre**
10/6 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theatre*
* on sale now
** rescheduled from 5/18

The Imposters are: Steve Nieve (keyboards), Pete Thomas (drums), and Davey Faragher (bass).

In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Costello has released over 30 studio albums on his own and with the Attractions, the Imposters, or others. He has also released five live albums: Live at the El Mocambo, Deep Dead Blue, Costello & Nieve, My Flame Burns Blue, and Live at Hollywood High. There have also been numerous compilations, box sets, and reissues by labels such as Rykodisc, Demon, Rhino, and Universal Music Enterprises.

Costello sits on the Advisory Committee of the Board of Directors of the Jazz Foundation of America. Costello began working with ...