Elvis Costello and Steve Nieve announce 2024 UK and Ireland tour
By Steve Harnell | December 8, 2023
Elvis Costello and Steve Nieve have announced a 15-date tour of the UK & Ireland for September 2024.
The tour kicks off in Glasgow on 5 September 2024, includes the London Palladium on 21 September, and finishes with a four-night run in Dublin at Vicar Street from 27 September to 1 October. They also play Wolverhampton for the first time in 30 years.
ELVIS COSTELLO & STEVE NIEVE 2024 tour dates:
Thu 5 Glasgow, Theatre Royal Glasgow
Sat 7 Gateshead, The Glasshouse International Centre for Music
Sun 8 Manchester, Opera House Manchester
Wed 11 Liverpool, Liverpool Olympia
Sat 14 Cardiff, New Theatre, Cardiff
Sun 15 Oxford, New Theatre Oxford
Tue 17 Bristol, Bristol Beacon
Wed 18 Poole, Lighthouse
Sat 21 London, The London Palladium
Tue 24 Ipswich, Regent Theatre
Wed 25 Wolverhampton, The Civic at The Halls
Fri 27 Dublin, Vicar Street
Sat 28 Dublin, Vicar Street
Mon 30 Dublin, Vicar Street
Tue 1 Dublin, Vicar Street
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Following the acclaim for their 2023 appearance at the National Concert Hall, Costello and Nieve return to Dublin to close the tour with a four-night stand at Vicar St, during which they will present something approaching 100 songs in four different programmes.
The collaboration of Elvis Costello and Steve Nieve has spanned over 45 years, with appearances together on 25 record albums – from Watching The Detectives to The Boy Named If – and on countless stages. Yet 20 years have elapsed since Costello and Nieve made their last full-length appearance in the U.K. at the Cafe de Paris, London in 2004.
Since early 2023 – when Costello undertook a 10-night engagement at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City – the songwriter has taken a deeper, more curious look at his repertoire. Costello said: “I want to uncover, rediscover, dismantle and re-assemble songs, “Before your very eyes”, as stage magicians used to announce before their next trick.”
That NYC stand promised “100 Songs In 10 Nights”, a figure which was surpassed by Night Four. More than 230 different songs had been performed by Night Ten with Steve Nieve sharing the stage for over half of those performances.
From late August to early October 2023 the “Costello & Nieve” presentation visited 22 European cities; from Madrid to Oslo, from Brussels to Budapest, arriving at new connections with well-known titles after having received some of the most sustained applause for songs that had rarely, if ever, featured in concert and garnering rave press notices along the way.
Costello’s songs have recently featured in the Rupert Goold-directed Almeida Theatre production of Cold War, adapted for the stage by Conor McPherson from Pawel Pawlikowski’s 2018 OSCAR-nominated motion picture.
I Do (Zula’s Song) was written in response upon first viewing Cold War, before the idea of an adaptation was even proposed.
The stage version of Cold War features new arrangements and interpretations of titles from Costello’s catalogue alongside songs specially written for this adaptation.
The Almeida production of Cold War has been in preview since 30 November and runs until 27 January 2024.