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Elvis Costello to kick-start solo tour in Coventry

Steve Carpenter 29th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

POPULAR singer and songwriter Elvis Costello will kick-start his acclaimed Detour solo show in Coventry this summer.

The cult musician revisits his back catalogue in this forthcoming tour which begins at Warwick Arts Centre on May 9 and includes four other dates at London’s Palladium.

For nearly four decades, the man born Declan MacManus has been behind some rock and pop’s most enduring songs, including Oliver’s Army, Accidents Will Happen, I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down, Watching the Detectives, Pump It Up, I Don’t Want to Go to Chelsea and Alison.

And critics from around the globe have waxed lyrical about this incredibly entertaining walk through Costello’s amazing life and back catalogue.

In this nostalgic and joyous tour, Costello revisits his back catalogue as well as performing covers by Brinsley Schwarz, Cliff Edwards, Charles Aznavour and Sam and Dave.

Costello was raised in London and Liverpool became a world-famous star by the age of 24. His performances have taken him from a cardboard guitar in his front room to fronting a rock and roll band and performing in the world’s greatest concert halls in a wild variety of company.

He continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbooks of the day and he has collaborated with the likes of The Attractions, Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Allen Toussaint and The Roots, as well has having written songs for George Jones, Chet Baker, Solomon Burke and Johnny Cash.