Elvis Costello & The Imposters Announce Fall North American TourPhoto by Cindy Ord/Getty Music News Elvis Costello
After concluding their co-headlining tour with Blondie, Elvis Costello & The Imposters will be hitting the road for the “Just Trust” tour in October.
Acting as the sole headliners, the singer and his band will tackle the East Coast, Midwest and South during the tour, which is just a bit longer than a month. Costello most recently released the 2018 album Look Now, which featured music from his backing band The Imposters. The Imposters are made up of Steve Nieve on keys, Pete Thomas on drums, and Davey Faragher on bass and backing vocals, as well as backup singers Kitten Kuroi and Briana Lee.
The tour is set to answer some musical questions, according to a press release: “Will they play my favourite song?,” or, “Are they going to frighten the horses with a lot of excellent songs that are rarely performed?,” not to mention, “Can I expect the hits of yesteryear and those of tomorrow?” The tour’s answer to all these is right there in the title: “Just Trust.”
Costello had to cancel his European tour in 2018 due to his cancer diagnosis. The singer-songwriter described the diagnosis as “a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy.” Never specifying the exact form of cancer, Costello warned his fellow men to regularly keep an eye on their own health. In an interview with CBS This Morning, Costello set the record straight that he is in recovery after surgery, and that the extent of his diagnosis was blown out of proportion.
“I was receiving letters for three weeks. No, I am not dying! It’s not to make a joke of it, because you don’t have to walk very far to find somebody you love who’s genuinely having a fight [with cancer],” Costello said on the show.
Check out the full list of tour dates for Elvis Costello & The Imposters’ “Just Trust” tour below, beneath a 1978 Costello & The Attractions performance from the Paste archives.
Elvis Costello & The Imposters Tour Dates:
23 – Charlottesville, Va. @Sprint Pavilion
24 – Hershey, Pa. @ The Hershey Theatre
26 – Ithaca, N.Y. @ State Theatre
27 – Burlington, Vt. @ Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
29 – Port Chester, N.Y. @ Capitol Theatre
30 – Port Chester, N.Y. @ Capitol Theatre
01 – Norfolk, Va. @ The NorVa
02 – Greensboro, N.C. @ Piedmont Hall
04 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
05 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Coca-Cola Roxy
07 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla. @ Broward Center for Performing Arts
08 – St. Augustine, Fla. @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
10 – St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Mahaffey Theater
11 – Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
13 – New Orleans, La. @ Saenger Theatre
15 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Graceland Soundstage
16 – Carmel, Ind. @ Center for Performing Arts
17 – Louisville, Ky. @ The Palace Theatre
19 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Taft Theatre
20 – Ann Arbor, Mich. @ Michigan Theatre
22 – Chicago, Ill. @ Chicago Theatre
23 – Minneapoli, Minn. @ State Theatre
24 – Madison, Wis. @ The Orpheum Theatre
26 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Miller High Life Theatre