The summer shows are starting to roll out and it looks like Thompson's Point is going to have another great series of shows for us.

WBLM WELCOMES BACK:

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS

THOMPSON’S POINT-Portland, ME

July 24 at 7:00pm

$75 reserved advance / $45 GA Lawn advance.  All Ages. Children 3 and under free.

TICKETS GO ON-SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 3 at NOON at 800-745-3000, in person at the Port City Music Hall Box Office on Wednesdays through Fridays from 10am5pm and online at www.statetheatreportland.com  

 

The tour this summer is called the “Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers” tour. The show takes songs from the 1983 album, “Imperial Bedroom” as a starting point, but according to the press release from the State Theatre:

“We never intended to recite this book from cover to cover. Listen to our new arrangement of ‘Tears Before Bedtime,’ it gets straight to the real meaning of that song, the way we hear and feel it today. Back in 1982, I might have been a step or two ahead of our crowd in the tragic, romantic stakes but I sense that they’ve all caught up with me now.”

Standout songs from “Imperial Bedroom” like “Beyond Belief,” “Almost Blue” and “Man Out Of Time” have remained in Costello’s repertoire throughout the years, but a blazing electric version of the rarely performed “Pidgin English” was among the many highlights of an initial run of dates that concluded at the Beacon Theatre in New York on the eve of the recent election.

Speaking of the second part of the show’s title, Costello added, “You never know who or what you are going to encounter down the corridor to those ‘Other Chambers.’”

Of course, our favorite Elvis Costello moment remains his "mid-course correction" when he was on Saturday Night Live in 1977. This little episode got him banned from the show!