Elvis Costello wants to explore Tilburg
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"If after 35 years can still somewhere debut, which is great fun," says the British singer Elvis Costello on the eve of his only Dutch show this summer at 013, Tilburg at NU.nl.
"As soon as I step on a plane I start to read me and to prepare," he says. "Where am I going? There are lots of places I'm going to return this summer."
"Of course I know all the towns in England where I'm playing already, but I prepared myself. Usually I start reading one week in advance of a place where we're going."
"Sometimes we spot little time for anything other than an act, sometimes we have more luck. Then we walk around and we sniff the culture of a city." This year, Costello enters for the first time in Tilburg. "I do not believe I have ever played before," he changes his mind.
Costello expects to have some free time to explore Tilburg when to play it. "The Netherlands has always been very generous to British artists," he says. "Dutch people speak English very well, sometimes even better than some English themselves. If I occurs, I can make jokes and serious things to say."
The last show that Costello gave in the Netherlands last year in Eindhoven. "That show was postponed after my father was deceased. It was an emotional performance. I was on tour with the band, with a big rock show with dancers and lots of comedy, and had to suddenly give a solo performance."
"Was I there to act alone, as I passed it did just before my father. It was a tremendously emotional moment. That act had a lot more potential than otherwise." Gloomy appearing in 013 will not be. Costello is this summer on tour with his band and has played on the British Glastonbury festival.
"A loss of your parent comes in all sorts of unexpected times over, especially since I like older the important moments in the life of my guys want to see my father. That feeling will probably know everyone. But it is a different time, this summer, "he says. "When you play with a band feel the energy of that group around you."
"People now expect anything else from us, moreover, we have a huge repertoire. I can browse my entire career of 35 years, in addition, the band sounds great. So I feel myself. I made an album rapband The Roots that appear this year . But this summer we first play all the songs that we love so much. "
Elvis Costello & The Imposters stands at 013, Tilburg on 19 July.