Sometimes you can’t get enough of a good thing. We just had an Elvis Costello show at the YouTube Theater in November, but now he is headed into the OC with his summer tour supporting the newly released “The Boy Named If.”
Elvis Costello and the Imposters will stop in about 15 cities and Anaheim is included. They will play City National Grove on August 30th, plus you can catch them on August 28th in Thousand Oaks if you need some more “Radio, Radio.”
With the tour announcement, Costello said, “Pete Thomas, Steve Nieve, and I have been spinning around like your favorite 45rpm for 45 years, and let’s be clear, Davey Faragher isn’t anyone’s deputy. The Attractions could have no more made The Boy Named If than we have any desire to time travel back to the Seventies. This is happening right now in 2022, we are coming at you, big as life and twice as ugly.”
City National Grove of Anaheim
August 30, 2022
“The Boy Named If” was released in January and while discussing the life stages explored on the album with Rolling Stone, Costello explained, “I do have boys that will be 15 next week, and an elder son who’s in his forties, so I have the perspective on some of these transitions. And I lost my father 10 years ago; I lost my mother early last year. Those things will tend to make you think about yourself as a child because now you’re promoted by that event in some way.”
In addition to favorites likes “Pump It Up,” “Veronica,” “Allison,” “Everyday I Write the Book,” and “Watching the Detectives,” fans can expect songs off the new record.
At the November show, the audience was treated to 26 songs during a two-and-a-half hour show, with six of the songs being new tracks.
Supporting Costello at select shows will be Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets. Lowe and Costello have been long-time collaborators, but this is their first tour together since 1989!