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12 August, 2021Print

Elvis Costello: on the New Orleans JazzFest Cancelation

This is Elvis Costello reporting…

The cancelation of JazzFest in New Orleans has been a big disappointment and discouragement for musicians, organizers, crew and music fans alike. We look forward to our next visit to the city in better days.  

We are trying to make the best of this situation by arranging for the “Hello Again” tour to visit a few more U.S. cities during the second week of October. 

Please standby for forthcoming announcements.

However, something else stands in the way of my return to the stage with The Imposters at the end of August. 

I will hand you over to Steve Nieve to explain. 

"There is no sign of the US border opening for French or UK citizens, so we were obliged to make a decision regarding the appearance in Kansas City (August 27th) and in Omaha (August 28th). My colleagues will be welcoming our friend, Charlie Sexton, the brilliant Texas guitarist, who plays most of the time with Bob Dylan. 

Im sure it will make for a rocking good time.

I wish I could be there to hear them but feel certain that my “letters of transit” will be in my possession before the “Hello Again” tour kicks off on the Soundstage at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee on October 13th and E.C, Pete, Davey and myself will look forward to seeing you all then. 

Your friend through music, Steve Nieve”


E.C. here again. 

After being off the stage since we played the Hammersmith Apollo in March 2020, it is very disappointing not to be able to smuggle Steve Nieve into the country in time to play for our friends at the Uptown Theatre in Kansas City and at the City of Omaha Celebration but we want to thank our pal, Charlie Sexton for stepping in at short notice and will look forward to these unique shows by “Elvis Costello & The Layabouts”. 


Tour Dates 

Elvis Costello & The Layabouts

08/27 - Uptown Theatre Kansas City, Missouri

08/28 - The City Of Omaha Celebrates America 


‘Hello Again’ – Elvis Costello & The Imposters Tour Dates

10/13 – Memphis, TN @ The Soundstage at Graceland

10/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy

10/20 - Charlotte, NC @ Belk Theater

10/22 - Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Center for the Arts

10/24 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Met

10/25 - Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre

10/26 - Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre

10/28 - Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center

10/29 - Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall

10/30 - Brookville, NY @ Tilles Center

11/2 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater

11/3 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre

11/4 - Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino

11/6 - Madison, WI @ The Sylvee

11/7 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

11/10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre

11/11 - San Diego, CA @ The Magnolia

11/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ YouTube Theater

11/14 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

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