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Elvis Costello Tour


06/05/06
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(PR) Elvis Costello and The Imposters, featuring the piano and songs of Allen Toussaint with his Crescent City Horns and guitarist Anthony "AB" Brown, begin The River in Reverse tour June 10. The 22 date tour extends through July 12. Costello & Toussaint will also make a headlining appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 30, performing with Toussaint's band. That date marks their first visit back to New Orleans together since the December '05 recording sessions for their June 6 album The River in Reverse (Verve Forecast).

Since working together on the album, Costello & Toussaint have delivered knockout performances at the Grammy® Awards in Los Angeles in February and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York City in March. The spirited and deeply soulful The River in Reverse is comprised of seven songs from Toussaint's matchless catalog; five newly written by the two; and one new song, the title track, written by Costello. Putting The River in Reverse, a new short film documenting the making of the album, will be included as a bonus in the initial pressing of the album.

Shot and directed by Matthew Buzzell and produced by Brian Gerber, Putting The River In Reverse follows Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint as they travel from Hollywood to New Orleans, a city still under a 2am curfew in the chaotic aftermath and recovery from Hurricane Katrina. The film captures the recording of songs written in and about the beleaguered city.

Matthew Buzzell's documentary reveals the joyful spirit of the sessions as the two songwriters speak candidly about their work together. The documentary will be shown at several film festivals including the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival.

Elvis Costello and The Imposters, featuring the piano and songs of Allen Toussaint with his Crescent City Horns and guitarist Anthony "AB" Brown:


June 10: Green Bay, WI, Oneida Casino
June 11: Highland Park, IL, Ravinia Festival
June 13: Ann Arbor, MI, Hill Auditorium (Summer Festival)
June 15: Vienna, VA, Wolftrap
June 17: Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo Festival
June 18: Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl (Playboy Jazz Festival)
June 20: Oakland, CA, Paramount Theater
June 21: Saratoga, CA, Mountain Winery
June 22: Jacksonville, OR, Britt Pavilion
June 24: Aspen, CO, Jazz Aspen
June 25: Seattle, WA, Chateau St. Michelle
June 26: Vancouver, BC, Orpheum (Vancouver Jazz Festival)
June 28: St. Paul, MN, O'Shaughnessy Theater
June 29: Milwaukee, WI , Sun Fest
June 30: Columbus, OH, Promowest Pavilion
July 3: Montreal, PQ, Salle Wilfred
July 5: Hyannis, MA, Cape Cod Melody Tent
July 7: Niagara Falls, ON, Casino
July 8: Niagara Falls, ON, Casino
July 10: New York, NY, Beacon Theater
July 11: New York, NY, Beacon Theater
July 12: Boston, MA, Fleet Center

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