Elvis Costello and The Imposters are set to perform an evening of fascinating, complex and highly entertaining music at the Reno Hilton Theater, Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m.
When Costello released his first album it was linked with the punk and new wave genres of music. But his 25-year career has proven his style can't be labeled. He has worked with an array of musicians including Burt Bacharach, Paul McCartney, T-Bone Burnett and ska-revivalists The Specials.
Along the way Costello has released over 30 albums that range in style and mood and include influences from pop, country, folk, reggae, soul, punk, rock and classical music.
Costello is known for hits that include "Veronica," the reggae influenced "Watching the Detectives," "Peace, Love and Understanding," and "Alison." His newest release, When I Was Cruel, just came out and features 15 new songs.
In addition to creating albums, Costello is currently the Artist-In-Residence at UCLA through summer 2002, is working on a motion picture project, and can be semi with Lucinda Williams in a C.M.T. concert special on the country music cable channel.
Costello performed for many years with backing band, The Attractions. However, he plays at the Reno Hilton with The Imposters, featuring former Attractions members Steve Nieve on keyboards and Pete Thomas on drums, along with new member Davey Faragher on bass.
Tickets to see Elvis Costello and the Imposters are $45.25 and $35.25 and are available at the Reno Hilton Ticket Office.