By on May 2, 2023

Elvis Costello & The Imposters Say “We’re All Going
On A Summer Holiday”

Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets to open

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2023



Elvis Costello to perform at Brown County Music Center on June 25, 2023

 Tickets on sale this Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. 

Nashville, Ind. (March 28, 2023) Elvis Costello & The Imposters – with their special guest Charlie Sexton – are proud to announce: “We’re All Going On A Summer Holiday” – a 23 date tour produced by Live Nation, making a stop at the Brown County Music Center in Nashville, Ind., on Sunday, June 25, 2023. Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets will open. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. and will be available at www.browncountymusiccenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, and at the venue box office (open Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. via outdoor ticketing windows and phone sales at (812) 988-5323). The box office is now cashless, and accepts debit and credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. Any box office related inquiries beyond purchasing tickets for an upcoming show should be directed to boxoffice@browncountymusiccenter.com.

Since returning to the road in the summer of 2021, in the guise of “Elvis Costello & The Layabouts,” E.C. and The Imposters – Steve Nieve, Pete Thomas, Davey Faragher and augmented by Texas guitarist Charlie Sexton – have undertaken three tours in the United States and one in the U.K. and northern Europe. Most recently Costello played the highly-acclaimed “100 Songs and More,” a ten-night engagement at the Gramercy Theater, NYC at which he played more than 230 original songs, repeating only three titles. The shows that began in solo performance went on to spring nightly surprises, involving everything from an ensemble including musical saw, fiddle and Uillean pipes to an eight-person Broadway vocal chorus led by M.D. Rob Mathes, duets with jazz bassist, Endea Owens and, from the halfway point, performing with Steve Nieve at the piano before adding two different horn sections, led by trumpet player and arranger, Michael Leonhart. The stand included guest vocal appearances by Rebecca Lovell, La Marisol and JSWISS and concluded with a more than three hour finale performance with the full band line-up.

Since 2018, Costello has issued ten record releases; the most recent being, “The Songs of Bacharach & Costello,” a 4-CD, 2-LP box-set celebrating his nearly 30-year songwriting collaboration with Burt Bacharach. It was named Best New Reissue by Pitchfork. The Grammy Award-winning Elvis Costello and The Imposters album “Look Now” of 2018 was followed by the companion E.P., “Purse” while a French language E.P., “La Face Du Pendule à Coucou” followed the album, “Hey Clockface” – recorded in Helsinki and Paris. Together with co-producer Sebastian Krys, Costello also completed work on “Spanish Model” – an adaptation of 1978’s album “This Year’s Model” with new vocals recorded in lyrical adaptation and translation with a cast of Latin music performers. In 2022, the latest Elvis Costello and The Imposters release, “The Boy Named If” was followed into the stores by “The Resurrection of Rust” – the recording debut after 50 years of Rusty – the duo of Liverpool-based singer-songwriters, D.P. MacManus and Allan Mayes, accompanied by The Imposters for new recordings of their 1972 repertoire including two Nick Lowe compositions from his days in the band Brinsley Schwarz.  Preparations for a return to the stage in 2021 (and again in the summer of 2022) led to the release of  “The Boy Named If (Alive at Memphis Magnetic)'”, which found the band running down live arrangements of their new songs along with the Jagger/Richards song, “Out Of Time” and Nick Lowe’s 1976 Dutch release, “Truth Drug.” The collection was completed by a brand new version of “Magnificent Hurt” by the Japanese duo, chelmico.

D.P. MacManus and Lowe first met in a public house, opposite The Cavern in Liverpool in 1972. Lowe went on to produce “Elvis Costello’s” largely ignored Stiff Records debut 45rpm, “Less Than Zero” and the subsequent failed singles releases, “Alison” and “Red Shoes” although the same songs received more attention upon the release of his debut album “My Aim Is True” in July ’77 in the U.K. and in a Columbia Records release late in the same year. Between late 1977 and 1980, Nick Lowe produced the Elvis Costello and the Attractions albums, “This Year’s Model,” “Armed Forces,” “Get Happy” and “Trust.” In the Spring of 1979, Elvis Costello and the Attractions and Mink Deville were joined by Rockpile – featuring both Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds – and undertook a three-month package tour of the United States. At this time, Costello’s version of a song from the last Brinsley Schwarz album, “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love & Understanding” saw its first release as the B-Side of the Radar Records single, “American Squirm,” credited to “Nick Lowe And His Sound” with the producer seen on the picture sleeve seated at the mixing board of Eden Studios in tinted horn-rims, cradling a Jazzmaster guitar with a newly inlaid fretboard reading, “Costello”. The track was subsequently added to the U.S. edition of Elvis Costello and the Attractions, third album “Armed Forces.

1984, Costello took the producer’s chair for the first and only time at a Nick Lowe session for the Hi Records-informed single, “L.A.F.S.”  which was also included on the F-Beat Records album, “Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit.” In the same year, the duo recorded the Burt Bacharach/Mack David/Barney Williams song, “Baby It’s You” at Lowe’s Am-Pro Studios in Shepherd’s Bush, London, also the location for a Boxing Day (1979) recording session with Lowe’s then father-in-law, Johnny Cash which yielded the hit release, “Without Love” and the Cash/Costello duet, “We Ought To Be Ashamed.” In 1986, Nick Lowe produced the Attractions’ last complete album, “Blood & Chocolate” at Olympic Studios, before returning for a bass-playing cameo on “Hurry Down Doomsday (The Bugs Are Taking Over)” for the 1990 Warner Brothers album, “Mighty Like A Rose.” In 1993 Nick Lowe (or Costello himself) played bass on nine of the songs on the album, “Brutal Youth,” which some mistook for a full Attractions reunion. They most recently performed together last summer on The Boy Named If & Other Favourites tour.

About the Brown County Music Center: Nestled on the banks of Salt Creek and located less than one mile from the largest state park in Indiana and the Town of Nashville, the Brown County Music Center is a visual and auditory masterpiece. Since its opening in August 2019, the 2,000-seat live performance venue has hosted artists spanning world-class rock, blues, country, pop, jazz, oldies, throwback artists, and more, offering an incredibly intimate experience for each show with the farthest seat from the stage only 106 feet away. Nationally renowned performers have included Vince Gill, Tanya Tucker, The Beach Boys, Jason Bonham, Graham Nash, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Ben Folds, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, America, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Gladys Knight, Air Supply, YES, Sara Evans and many more. Please check www.browncountymusiccenter.com for the latest show updates and follow us on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter 

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