Elvis Costello’s Euro ‘Detour’

Elvis Costello takes his solo “Detour” tour to Europe for a May-June excursion.  Destinations include London, Paris, Hamburg, Milan and Madrid, with tickets going on sale tomorrow.

Photo: John Davisson
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Costello’s website proudly displays past critical praise for his solo tours.  Among those quoted is Manchester Evening News’ Andy Cronshaw who wrote, “There seemed to be a little extra Scouse tang to his accent than usual as he held court with his guitar in front of a giant vintage TV set.  The television displayed a test card – something which only people of a certain age will remember.  Overlaying the screen were pictures highlighting memories of his childhood, his musical and cultural influences as well as old snaps of his family.  The concept worked well as Costello stitched his songs into a narrative of recollections and anecdotes.”

Costello’s 2016 adventure includes four nights at London’s Palladium and stops in Florence, Rome, Antwerp and Zurich.  Here’s the schedule:

May 9 – Coventry, England, Warwick Arts Centre
May 10 – London, England, London Palladium
May 11 – London, England, London Palladium
May 13 – London, England, London Palladium
May 14 – London, England, London Palladium
May 16 – Antwerp, Belgium, De Roma
May 17 – Paris, France, Olympia
May 18 – Utrecht, Netherlands, TiovliVredenburg
May 20 – Aalborg, Denmark, Musikkens Hus
May 21 – Hamburg, Germany, Kleiner Saal
May 23 – Turin, Italy, Teatro Colosseo
May 24 – Milan, Italy, Teatro Degli Arcimboldi
May 25 – Padova, Italy, Gran Teatro Geox
May 27 – Florence, Italy, Teatro Verdi
May 28 – Bologna, Italy, Teatro Manzoni
May 29 – Rome, Italy, Auditorium Santa Cecilia
May 31 – Brescia, Italy, Pala Banco Di Brescia
June 1 – Zurich, Switzerland, Volkshaus
June 4 – Zaragoza, Spain, Auditorio De Zaragoza
June 5 – Madrid, Spain, Teatro Monumental
June 6 – San Sebastian, Spain, Kursaal Auditorium

Ticket sales begin Oct. 30.  Click here for what you need to know.