Sligo Weekender, April 12, 2011

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Costello is confirmed for Sligo Live

It’s been confirmed that singer/songwriter Elvis Costello will headline this year’s Sligo Live music festival. Tickets go on sale on Friday for what is sure to be a sellout solo performance on Saturday 29 October at IT Sligo’s Knocknarea Arena.

It will be the legendary musician’s only Republic of Ireland appearance this year.

Costello is widely considered to be Britain’s most consistently creative artist and songwriter of his generation. Starting with classic rock songs like “Oliver’s Army”, “Alison” and “Watching the Detectives”, he went on to explore a wealth of musical collaborations ranging from Burt Bacharach to The Brodsky Quartet.

He has produced albums by The Specials and The Pogues, and gone down the country road with Almost Blue which included the hit single “Good Year for the Roses”.

Never one to rest on his past achievements he is constantly writing, recording and collaborating with other artists, pushing the boundaries of his enormous talent.

Costello grew up in London and Merseyside as Declan McManus, son of a well known jazz musician, Ross McManus, with Co. Fermanagh roots. Success came with the change of name when he combined his mother’s maiden name and that of his musical hero.

Costello’s Sligo gig is part of a rare European solo tour that autumn and is a unique opportunity for music lovers to enjoy a magical musical experience with a true rock aristocrat. Tickets to the concert go on sale from at €40 plus service charge.


Sligo Weekender, April 12, 2011

Sligo Weekender previews Elvis Costello, Saturday, April 12, 2011, Sligo, Ireland.


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