Elvis Costello Brings Solo Tour to State Theatre in November
Elvis Costello began his Hall of Fame career over 40 years ago. Embarking on a solo tour for the first time in over a decade, Costello takes the stage at the State Theatre on November 23rd.
Show time is 8:00 PM. Tickets are $105, $85 and $65 and can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org. Sponsored by CHARY Associates, Mike and Sharon Gausling and Susquehanna Bank.
The Grammy Award-winner has released 32 studio albums, the first being My Aim is True in 1977 which achieved Platinum status in the US. His most recent album Wise Up Ghost, was released in September and is a collaboration with The Roots. In all, two of his albums went Platinum with eight others achieving Gold status in either the US or the UK.
Shortly after his debut album, Costello formed The Attractions as his backing band. They toured and recorded together for the better part of a decade and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame together in 2003. The following year, Rolling Stone ranked Elvis Costello number 80 on their list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres. One critic described Costello as a "pop encyclopedia", able to "reinvent the past in his own image."