WILKES-BARRE – It was announced today that Elvis Costello’s first major set of headlining solo dates on the east coast in a decade will include a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for this rare and intimate evening go on sale Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center Box Office, online at www.kirbycenter.org or by phone at (570) 826-1100. A special Kirby member pre-sale begins Wednesday at 10 a.m.
During his 40-plus year career, Costello has produced countless hit records, including “Alison,” “Watching the Detectives,” “Radio Radio,” “Pump It Up,” “The Other Side of Summer,” “Everyday I Write the Book” and “Veronica.” He has been nominated for numerous awards during his career with his bands the Attractions and the Imposters, and has performed collaborations with artists ranging from Burt Bacharach (with whom he won a Grammy in 1999) to the Beastie Boys.
Costello’s recent solo dates have become the stuff of legend, with reactions ranging from “Mesmerizing” and “Spellbinding (OC Register) to “Impassioned” and “Breathtaking” (Arizona Republic) to “altogether stunning” (San Diego Union Tribune).
The tour announcement follows news of “Wise Up Ghost,” the collaborative album from Costello and The Roots, out Sept. 17 on Blue Note Records. The album was produced by longtime Roots associate Steven Mandel along with Costello and ?uestlove.
Ticket prices are $59, $79 and $95 (limited pit seating), plus applicable fees.