Elvis Costello announced a new album is coming later this year, along with a 20-date North American fall tour with the Imposters. The upcoming album is Costello's first new collection since his 2012 team-up with the Roots on Wake Up Ghost and the Imposters' first set backing Costello since 2008’s Momofuku. So far, no title or release date has been announced. Costello kicks off the North American gigs on November 2nd at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's Sands Bethlehem Event Center and wraps just over a month later on December 4th at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Costello & The Imposters will be on tour in Europe throughout the remainder of June and July.

Rolling Stone posted: "Tickets for the tour go on sale (on Friday), June 22nd, with tickets to select shows purchased through ElvisCostello.com paired with a preorder of his upcoming LP, his first with Concord Records."

We asked Elvis Costello about the fact that on most of his albums he's always leaned more towards the abstract when talking about his life in his music, rather than being a traditional "confessional" singer/songwriter: "I would say that there's certainly some records I could think of I made that were informed by transitions I was going through in my life, I know that's the case. And I don't think you're going to make a record that's exactly the mirror of, say a John Lennon record, or whatever it is -- a (Fleetwood Mac) Rumours -- y'know, by that if you're talking about a divorce record, where it's more overt and almost in order to appreciate it fully, people needed to know what the back story was. Y'know, people have always wanted to project onto records what the assume are the circumstances that created them." :

November 2 - Bethlehem, PA - The Sands Bethlehem Event Center
November 4 - Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
November 6 - Asbury Park, NJ - Paramount Theatre
November 7 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort Casino
November 9 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
November 10 - Boston, MA - Boch Center Wang Theatre
November 11 - Buffalo, NY - Shea's Performing Arts Center
November 13 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
November 15 - Minneapolis, MN - Northrop Auditorium
November 17 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
November 19 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
November 21 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
November 23 - Thackerville, OK - WinStar World Casino
November 25 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
November 27 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
November 28 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues Anaheim
November 29 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
December 1 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
December 3 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
December 4 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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