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Elvis Costello with an acoustic guitar looking down on the guitar where his left hand is on the neck with his right hand up in the air.
Mon 2 Sep 2024 - Tue 3 Sep 2024
Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve: 15 Songs from 50 Years
Gig
Music
Event organiser:
Leeds Heritage Theatres - City Varieties

Walking in the footsteps of Harry Houdini and beyond the long shadow of Charlie Chaplin, Frank Carson and the great Leonard Sachs, Elvis Costello brings his new presentation 15 Songs From 50 Years to the City Varieties Music Hall, staging four unique performances over two days.

All four shows will have differing repertoires, with songs selected from each of the five decades of Costello’s astonishing songwriting endeavors.

A 15-song programme will be printed in advance with few, if any repeats anticipated (but with the possibility of impromptu choices along the way). Costello and Nieve very occasionally take requests but should never be mistaken for a jukebox.

The four shows are guaranteed to feature 60 different songs but we suspect this is just the start.

Asked about the involvement of his cohort, Steve Nieve, Costello said, “Well, to paraphrase John Lennon, Steve Nieve will “leap over horses, through hoops, up garters and lastly, through a hogshead of real fire” to bring his particular brand of musical magnificence to these performances.”

Costello added, “The City Varieties Music Hall has always been known for magic, melody, mirth and mayhem. These are all well within our grasp. By the way, had my father not taken a trumpet-playing engagement in London, just before my arrival into this world, I would have been a Chapeltown boy and this would be my hometown gig.“

Unsurpassed in variety and voluminosity, Costello’s renowned refrains, romances, broadsides, bulletins and ballads are perfectly matched by Steve Nieve’s pulchritudinous and pulsating piano playing. The paragon of the profound and the peculiar, these premier performers present a penetrating pageant for perceptive and perspicacious patrons.

City Varieties

Swan Street
Leeds
LS1 6LW
United Kingdom

53.799003, -1.542495

    Date
    Mon 2 Sep 2024 - Tue 3 Sep 2024
    Show all dates/times
    Mon 2 Sep 2024
    7:00 pm
    Mon 2 Sep 2024
    9:30 pm
    Tue 3 Sep 2024
    7:00 pm
    Tue 3 Sep 2024
    9:30 pm

    Ticket price

    £
    58
    £
    83
    Box Office
    0113 243 0808

    Running Time: 1hr 15mins

    Age Guidance: 14+

    Triggers and advisories: TBC

    Prices include a £2 booking fee and where applicable, a £1.20 charge for postage will be payable

    Boxes are available to book by calling the Box Office on 0113 243 0808

    There is a multi-show ticket available for customers wanting to attend each show. These customers will be able to stay in the building and use our Circle Bar between shows

    Accessibility
    Wheelchair access

    Leeds Heritage Theatres - City Varieties

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