Start: Oct 15, 2016 8:00 PM
End: Oct 15, 2016 10:30 PM
Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Elvis Costello’s Solo “Detour” comes to New Orleans. These critically acclaimed “Detour” shows have been Costello’s first performances following the publication of his best-selling 2015 memoir, “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink” (Blue Rider Press/Penguin Random House).
This October, expect the same “disarmingly revealing” and “uproariously funny” (LA Times) performances as Costello plays his best known songs and selected favorites with just a piano and guitar, all in front of a giant television set projecting family photos, mysteries, mottos, and other mischief.
Here’s what Billboard has to say about Costello’s “Detour”: “the effects
of writing and promoting [his memoir] are felt throughout his part-scripted, part-freestyle ‘Detour’ show, which takes into account that fans have to come to enjoy hearing Costello tell droll stories nearly as much as they like hearing him snarl and coo his way through one of the great songbooks of rock history.”
Here’s what critics have to say about Costello’s “Detour”:
“The show he delivered…dovetails beautifully with his book, giving his audience anecdotes from his life both disarmingly revealing and often uproariously funny.” – LA Times: April 3rd, 2016
“It was a fresh way of hearing the impressively energetic and still impishly bespectacled 61-year-old drawing the dots between the wildly different styles he has dipped into…Costello wrenched and wrangled his guitar with the calm fury of a serial killer, but the sound could sometimes not match his powerfully expressive voice, still one of the most distinctive Scouse American drawls in music” – The Telegraph (UK): May 11th, 2016
“It was the kind of special night that the 61-year-old Costello can seemingly deliver with ease so comfortable is he on stage with just an array of guitars, a grand piano and a microphone…a night that few besides Costello could create.” – Orange County Register: April 4th, 2016