2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the release Elvis Costello's first record album My Aim Is True.
His record catalogue of more than thirty albums includes the contrasting pop and rock & roll albums, “This Year’s Model”, ”Armed Forces”, “Imperial Bedroom”, “Blood and Chocolate” and “King Of America” along with an album of country covers, “Almost Blue” and two collections of orchestrally accompanied piano ballads, “Painted From Memory” - with Burt Bacharach and “North”.
During his career, Costello has received numerous prestigious honors, including two Ivor Novello Awards for songwriting, a Dutch Edison Award with The Brodsky Quartet for “The Juliet Letters”, the Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Award, a BAFTA for the music written with Richard Harvey for Alan Bleasdale’s television drama series “G.B.H.” and a Grammy for “I Still Have That Other Girl” from his 1998 collaboration with Burt Bacharach, “Painted From Memory”.
Elvis Costello and The Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
Elvis Costello will perform at the Board Gais Energy Theatre on June 23.
Tickets go on sale Monday 5 March at 9.00am and will be available from ticketmaster.ie
Elvis Costello has announced a solo visit to Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on October 16, tickets for which go on sale on Friday February 21.Read More
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Costello back to his bestRead More
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Violent, jizzed up, livid, political, tender, unflinching, occasionally hilarious and above all more spikily tuneful than he's been in years if not everRead More
This forty-two song, two CD compilation follows Costello's career from his 1977 debut album My Aim Is True, to his most recent solo hit, 'She' from the Notting Hill soundtrack.Read More
Elvis Costello: “Sulky Girl” (Warner Bros)Read More
Elvis was first sighted in a 7-Eleven in central London, sneering at the staff while purchasing cigarettes and condoms, looking for all the world like the new king of rock'n'roll, shabbily dressed and sharp-tongued, a man with a mission. It seems such a long time ago, now.Read More
Back in our tenth anniversary issue, Elvis Costello was explaining why "I would rather be a folk musician than a teen idol".Read More
Out from behind the grease-paint that adorns his face on the cover of Spike, Elvis Costello emerges to talk about the music that runs in his family from big-band to speed-metal, his much-touted Irish connection, working with Paul McCartney, his contempt for much of today's pop music and the feelings that inspired his death-wish for Margaret Thatcher.Read More
Consider both the facts and the odds. It would be more likely that a torrent of frogs would descent from the skies to land on the Palace of Westminster and then pass through six floors down to the Parliamentary chamber to squelch upon Margaret Thatcher’s head that that King Of America would be anything other than an excellent album.Read More
It's a truism that, come the third album, an artist either puts up or shuts up. That doesn't apply here, this being 'Elvis' fifth album. He has persistently 'put up' music with an IQ superior to his contemporaries, simply.Read More