Riverside Press-Enterprise, December 2, 2015

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Elvis Costello to perform at the Fox in April 2016

Vanessa Franko

Renowned singer/songwriter and new wave pioneer Elvis Costello will make a stop at the Fox Performing Arts Center next year.

Costello will perform in Riverside on April 5. The setup for the intimate show is Costello on guitar and piano in front of a large television set, according to a news release about the tour. During the concert, family photos, mottos and more are projected on the screen. Costello pauses to tell stories about his songs, including some of his best-loved works.

He released his memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink this year.

With his recognizable thick, black-rimmed glasses, Costello stood at the intersection of punk and new wave in the late 1970s, penning smart, political lyrics with catchy hooks. He became an alternative rock icon before the genre was known as such, with songs including "Pump It Up," "Radio Radio," "Alison," "Watching the Detectives" and "Oliver’s Army" fueling his popularity.

As he continued in his career, the man born Declan MacManus went far beyond rock music, collaborating with his wife, jazz singer Diana Krall, and classic American songwriter Burt Bacharach, and releasing music with country roots.

He hosted his own talk show, Spectacle, from 2008-2010.

Costello will also perform at the Ace Theatre in Los Angeles April 2-3.

Tickets for the Riverside show are $45-$89.50 before fees and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday via livenation.com. A presale began Wednesday. According to Costello’s website, the password for presale tickets is "DETOUR."


The Press-Enterprise, December 2, 2015

Vanessa Franko profiles Elvis Costello and notes his upcoming solo performance, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside, CA.


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