Elvis Costello has been down this path before. New collaborators. New sounds. Old songs approached in new directions. On 'Wise Up Ghost,' an album recorded with hip-hop crew the Roots, he slips into a new groove, for him at least, that adds some fresh texture to his old style.
Elvis Costello's new album with the Roots, 'Wise Up Ghost,' will be released on Sept. 17. The record marks Costello's first on Blue Note Records, the venerable jazz label that's been around since 1939, and first since 2010's 'National Ransom.'
The Who will close out their U.S. tour on Feb. 28 with a special intimate concert at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Dubbed "Who Cares," the show will benefit their Teen Cancer America charity and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Elvis Costello and the Imposters will serve as the opening act for the evening.
It’s rare that musicians are around to celebrate their 100th birthday with the rigors of a concert tour. Elvis Costello, who was born in 1954, is fully aware of this and has announced six solo concerts in California for this fall that he is calling “2054 – The Centenary Show.”